Thursday, October 20, 2011

Adam "AD ROCK" Horovitz joins STRIPP3D!!!

It's official! BEASTIE BOYS' Ad Rock, Adam Horovitz will create the sound design to our 3rd installment in STRIPP3D, GLOUCESTER BLUE by Israel Horovitz. The festival features new and reintroduced works by emerging and established playwrights.

Barefoot Theatre Company and East 3rd Productions collaborate to bring you some the most exciting plays this Fall Season. Part of BTC's 2011-2012 Season at the legendary CHERRY LANE THEATRE.

GLOUCESTER BLUE written and directed by Israel Horovitz will feature Ensemble Members, Therese Plaehn, Francisco Solorzano and Christopher Whalen along with special guest, Robert Walsh. Joining Adam Horovitz in the design team, Niluka Hotaling (lighting design); Victoria Malvagno (costume design); Michael Mallard (sets); Adam Dalton (graphic design); Nicole Haran (assistant director); Joseph Sousa (playwright assistant); and Samantha Fontana (production stage manager).

Pictured: 1st, AD ROCK w Beastie Boys; 2nd, Adam Horovitz at Barefoot Theatre Company's 70/70 Horovitz Project; 3rd Rachel Horovitz, Israel Horovitz and Adam Horovitz at the Opening of Barefoot Theatre Company's 70/70 Horovitz Project.

ISRAEL HOROVITZ’s plays have been translated and performed worldwide. Best known plays: Line (now in 39th year, Off Broadway), The Indian Wants The Bronx, Rats, Morning, The Primary English Class, The Wakefield Plays, The Widow’s Blind Date, Today I Am A Fountain Pen, Park Your Car In Harvard Yard (which Horovitz has adapted for a film starring Julianne Moore; also being revived on stage in Paris and Prague, this season), North Shore Fish, Fighting Over Beverley, Lebensraum, and My Old Lady (Trés chére Mathilde, (a triumph in Paris this past season at Theatre Marigny, Paris, starring Line Renaud and Samuel Labarthe). Newer plays include Free Gift, Stations of the Cross, One Under, 50 Years of Caddieing, Speaking Well of the Dead, Unexpected Tenderness, Fast Hands, Security, A Mother’s Love, Sins of the Mother, The Fat Guy Gets the Girl, Cat-Lady, The Dance Play, The Race Play, Hotel Play, The Audition Play, 2nd Violin, Beirut Rocks, The Secret of Mme. Bonnard's Bath, The P-Word, and Compromise. Screenplays include Author! Author!, The Strawberry Statement (Prix du Jury, Cannes Film Festival), Sunshine (European Academy Award - Best Screenplay), and EMMY-nominated James Dean. Horovitz wrote, directed and performed the award-winning documentary 3 Weeks After Paradise, shown in the USA on Bravo. He has recently completed new screenplays, The Little Shock and screen-adaptation of The Secret of Mme Bonnard's Bath and My Old Lady. 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 Writers Guild of Canada Best Screenwriter Award, The Christopher Award, the Drama Desk Award, 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, and many others. Mr. Horovitz is Founding Artistic Director of Gloucester Stage, and of the New York Playwrights Lab. He is the father of film-producer Rachael Horovitz, TV producer/director Matthew Horovitz, Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz, and 24-year-old twins, Hannah Horovitz (recent graduate of Vassar College) and Oliver Horovitz (filmmaker, teaching assistant at Harvard College). Each spring, Mr. Horovitz teaches a bilingual screenwriting workshop with six screenwriters from la Fémis, France's national film school, and six from Columbia University's Graduate film program, as well as a playwriting workshop at University of St. Andrews, Scotland, in collaboration with The Byre Theatre. He is married to Gillian Adams-Horovitz, former British National Marathon Champion and Record holder, and former USA Track & Field (Masters) Marathon Champion. The Horovitz family divides its time among homes in Gloucester, NYC’s Greenwich Village, and London’s Dulwich Village. Mr. Horovitz visits France, frequently, where he often directs French-language productions of his plays. He is the most-produced American playwright in French theatre history. He was recently decorated as Commandeur dans l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres, the highest honor bestowed on a foreign artist by the French government.


BAREFOOT THEATRE'S "70/70 HOROVITZ PROJECT" BEGAN 31 MARCH 09 (Israel Horovitz's 70th Birthday) and continued until 31 March 2011. During this two-year-long, world-wide event, 70 of Horovitz plays were given readings and/or productions around the globe. Link to the "70/70 Horovitz Project" press info recently posted on is:

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