Breaking Philip Glass


A Staged Reading

Written by Israel Horovitz

Jul. 12, 2015

Sun. 6:30 pm (15 minute run-time, followed by a 30 minute talk-back)

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets: $5 donation at the door; FREE to Jobsite Rock Stars and anyone with a ticket to Occupation.

Jobsite is thrilled to offer one of the first American readings of a new one-act play by the award-winning, internationally-acclaimed playwright Israel Horovitz after Ken Ferrigni’s Occupation.

In Breaking Philip Glass, Paul confronts an art gallery’s manager about recently-discovered erotic photos to be featured in the gallery’s upcoming exhibition. Paul’s mother is the main female model in the photos, shot 50 years earlier. The gallery does not have permission from Paul’s family to present the photos – but that’s not going to stop the gallery from exhibiting and promoting previously-unseen work by a world renowned photographer.

The play, which runs a bit under 30 minutes, opens in New York on June 14th at New York Theare Workshop as part of an anti-censorship Playwrights for a Cause Project. Breaking Philip Glass is a response to the Charlie Hebdo murders and has generated a lot of discussion in French staged readings. We look forward to a very lively discussion after our performance as well. This is an important topic with no simple solutions.

Jobsite is inviting audiences to take in a double feature of both shows or to just come to the reading. Please note: Horovitz (currently in France) is not attending the event, but reached out to Jobsite to stage a reading of the short play ASAP to keep/force the topic open for discussion.

This is the second collaboration between Jobsite and Horovitz. The company first presented a special evening with the living legend in Feb. with a “rehearsed reading” of his Sins of the Mother that featured a talkback, poetry reading, and book-signing with Horovitz afterward. Jobsite and Horovitz team up again when he visits in January 2016 for a mainstage production of his dark political comedy Lebensraum.

About Israel Horovitz

Israel Horovitz has written over 70 plays, several of which have been translated into as many as 30 languages and performed worldwide. His play Line is now in it’s 39th year of continuous performance off-Broadway. He is Founding Artistic Director of Gloucester Stage Company, and of the New York Playwrights Lab. Horovitz teaches a bilingual screenwriting workshop with writers from la Fémis, France’s national film school, and Columbia University’s graduate film program. He is married to Gillian Adams-Horovitz, former British National Marathon Champion and Record holder, and former USA Track & Field (Masters) Marathon Champion. He is the father of Beastie Boy Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Moneyball producer Rachel Horovitz. The Horovitz family divides its time among homes in Gloucester, Massachusettes, 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.

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