Israel Horovitz’s New Shorts



GLOUCESTER STAGE

2010 New Play Reading Series

ISRAEL HOROVITZ’S

NEW SHORTS

Continues New Play Reading Series on Tuesday, August 17

The Gloucester Stage 2010 New Play Reading Series continues on Tuesday, August 17 at 7:00 pm with Israel Horovitz’s New Shorts, a collection of new short plays by the Gloucester Stage Founding Artistic Director. Horovitz will showcase four of his newest shorts — Just The Way You Are, Inconsolable, The Vote In Orange and What Strong Fences Make. Horovitz will direct the Gloucester Stage readings which feature a dozen NYC and Boston-based actors. Israel Horovitz;s New Shorts are followed by a discussion of the work with Horovitz and the cast in the air conditioned comfort of Gloucester Stage on 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Gloucester Stage is handicapped accessible. Suggested donation for the reading is $20. For more information contact the Gloucester Stage Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visit www.gloucesterstage.org.

The four plays in Israel Horovitz’s New Shorts were produced at Theatre Tristan Bernard in Paris this past winter and, two weeks ago, at Philip Seymour Hoffman’s LAByrinth Theatre’s “Intensive”, a festival of new American work. Earlier versions of Inconsolable and What Strong Fences Make were first seen at the Boston Theatre Marathon. During the past two years, Israel Horovitz has written more than 20 short plays. Twelve of them were recently published in a new collection by Samuel French entitled ISRAEL HOROVITZ’S NEW SHORTS, and produced off-Broadway by Barefoot Theatre, organizers of the 70/70 Horovitz project. The 70/70 Horovitz Project celebrated Horovitz’s 70th birthday with productions of 70 of his plays around the globe in theatres as diverse as The National Theatre of Ghana, The Moscow Art Theatre, His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth, Australia, and, of course, Gloucester Stage, which Horovitz founded over 30 years ago.

Israel Horovitz’s New Shorts begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, August 17 and is followed by a discussion of the work with Horovitz and the cast in the air conditioned comfort of Gloucester Stage on 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. The Gloucester Stage New Play Reading continues on Tuesday, August 24 at 7 pm with Richard Vetere’s Three Sisters from Queens. All readings are followed by a discussion with playwright, cast and director. Suggested donation for the reading is $20.For more information contact the Gloucester Stage Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visit www.gloucesterstage.org