Israel Horovitz's New Shorts

by  Israel Horovitz

Short Play, Comedy

A brilliant collection of Horovitz's newest one-act plays.

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Israel Horovitz's New Shorts

by  Israel Horovitz

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This brilliant collection of Horovitz's newest one-act plays can be mixed and matched to form several "theme" evenings. For example, nine of these plays formed the highly-successful off-Broadway show "Israel Horovitz's New Shorts": The Bridal Dance, Affection In Time (The Prologue), The Fat Guy Gets The Girl, Beirut Rocks, The Audition Play, The Hotel Play, Cat-Lady, Inconsolable, and The Race Play. Additionally, six of these plays were joined to create an evening called "6 Hotels": Fiddleheads and Lovers, Speaking of Tushy, Beirut Rocks, (intermission), The Audition Play, The Hotel Play, 2nd Violin. Recently, an off-Broadway show was created by Barefoot Theatre Company entitled "The Middle-East (in pieces)", comprised of A Mother's Love*, Security*, Beirut Rocks, and What Strong Fences Make*. (*also available from Samuel French, Inc.)

Plays include: Bridal Dance, Fiddleheads and Lovers, Affection in Time, The Fat Guy Gets the Girl, Beirut Rocks, The Audition Play, The Hotel Play, Cat Lady, Inconsolable, Speaking of Tushy, 2nd Violin, The Race Play.
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"Watching these...new one-acts by one of the American theatre's most respected contemporary playwrights is like looking at Picasso's rough sketches. We feel privileged to peer over the shoulder of an innovative thinker as he flexes his creative muscles and grapples with various themes and ideas..." - Backstage, Read More 

Videos

  • Israel Horovitz on Changing As a Playwright
  • Israel Horovitz on Short Plays
  • Israel Horovitz on New Shorts
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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

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  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

The Bridal Dance 
ROZ - late 20s/early 30s.
DAVE - late 20s/early 30s.
DEB - late 20s/early 30s.
ISAAC - late 20s/early 30s.
AMY - 12.
EVELYN - 60s.
SHELLY - late 20s/early 30s, the bride.
DON - late 20s/early 30s, the groom.
EMCEE/DJ - late 20s/early 30s. 

Fiddleheads and Lovers 
EMMA - 30-40, dark-haired, beautiful.
ELSA - 30-40, blonde, quirky.
NOAH - 35-45, short, quirky.
JERRY - 35-45, tall, handsome.

Affection in Time 
YOUNG WOMAN 

The Fat guy Gets the Girl 
BINKY - a.k.a Brian, late 30s, fat.
CHERYL - late 30s, not fat.
ANGRY MALE VOICE
ANGRY FEMALE VOICE
RASPY MALE VOICE (MARV) 

Beirut Rocks 
BENJY - early 20s.
JAKE - early 20s.
SANDY - early 20s.
NASA - early 20s.

Audition Play
ALEXIS - 30s.
DIRECTOR - a/k/a ED, 30s. 

Hotel Play
AARON - 40s.
JANICE
- 30s.
CHAD
- 30s.

Cat Lady 
THE CAT LADY an old woman, long white hair, multi-layered, scruffy clothing.

Inconsolable
MOTHER - a.k.a EMILY, mid 30s/early 40s.
DAUGHTER
- a.k.a EMILY, 13.
FATHER
- mid 30s/early 40s. 

Speaking of Tushy 
STANLEY - 30ish, American.
JEAN-PHILIPPE - 30ish, French.
STELLA - 30ish, American.
VERONICA - 30ish, English. 

2nd Violin 
EVVIE - 30ish, dark-haired, beautiful.
CATHERINE - 30ish, blonde, beautiful.
MARVIN - 40ish, short, husky.
SERGEI - 60ish, silver-haired, Slavic, smarmy.

The Race Play
DEE DEE SHARP - 60s-80s.
JEANNIE RUSH
- 20s-30s.
ANNOUNCER
ANNIE RICHARDSO
N - 12.
BOBBIE LEVEBR
E - 20s-30s.
EVIE PISCAT
O - 20s-30s.
ERNIE PHILBROOK
- 20s-30s.
TODD MCCAIN - 20s-30s.
JESUS LOPEZ
- 20s-30s.

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Israel Horovitz

Isreal Horovitz is a playwright, director and actor. His plays have been translated and performed in as many as 30 languages, worldwide. His 70+ plays include Line (now in 38th year of continuous performance, off-Broadway, at 13th St. Repertory Theatre), The Indian Wants The Bronx (Steppenwolf: Gary Sinise & Terry ...

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Israel Horovitz's New Shorts premiered at Theatre Row in New York City in a production by The Barefoot Theatre Company in January of 2007 under the direction of Michael LoPorto and Israel Horovitz.

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