Thursday, February 26, 2009

70/70 Horovitz Project

Barefoot Theatre Company presents
the theater event of the year with the
70/70 Horovitz Project
(a world wide, year-long event
celebrating Israel Horovitz's 70th Birthday
with 70 of his plays)
Barefoot Theatre Company leads over 50 theater companies from around the globe including: France, Italy, Greece, Czech Republic, Scandinavia, the Middle East, Japan, Korea, Australia and the United States of America with readings, staged readings and fully staged productions of 70 plays by award winning playwright Israel Horovitz.
Produce 70 plays, in all stages of presentation and at the highest quality for the public all across the globe in honor and celebration of the prolific, award winning and world renowned playwright, Israel Horovitz as he turns 70.

Israel Horovitz, one of America’s most produced playwrights at home and abroad, is author of such award-winning plays as THE INDIAN WANTS THE BRONX, which introduced Al Pacino and John Cazale in its 1968 NYC premiere; LINE, which introduced Richard Dreyfuss (a revival of LINE has been running for 36 consecutive years at off-Broadway’s 13th Street Repertory Theatre); THE PRIMARY ENGLISH CLASS, which starred Diane Keaton in its NYC premiere; PARK YOUR CAR IN HARVARD YARD, which starred Jason Robards in its Broadway premiere; MY OLD LADY, which is now performing in more than a dozen countries around the globe. Horovitz’s many awards include the OBIE (twice), the Prix de Plaisir du Théâtre, The Prix Italia (for radio plays), The Sony Radio Academy Award (for Man In Snow),The European Academy Award and The Writers Guild of Canada Best Screenwriter Award (both for Sunshine), The Christopher Award, the Drama Desk Award (twice), an Award in Literature of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Elliot Norton Prize, a Lifetime Achievement Award from B’Nai Brith, the Literature Prize of Washington College, an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Salem (Massachusetts) State College, Boston Public Library’s Literary Lights Award, the Walker Hancock Prize, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and many others. Mr. Horovitz is Founding Artistic Director of Gloucester Stage, and of the New York Playwrights Lab.

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