Jacob Horowitz

Jacob Horowitz

Jacob Horowitz (he/they) is a playwright and director originally from Virginia. . His plays have been performed at his Undergraduate University- George Mason University, and at Who What Where's theatre's Ominous play festival, as well as at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he studied for his Masters in Drama. Through 1001 Plays, Jacob's plays have been performed at Universidade Federal de...
Jacob Horowitz (he/they) is a playwright and director originally from Virginia. . His plays have been performed at his Undergraduate University- George Mason University, and at Who What Where's theatre's Ominous play festival, as well as at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he studied for his Masters in Drama. Through 1001 Plays, Jacob's plays have been performed at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina in Florianópolis, Brazil, and at Nanjing University in Nanjing, China. Jacob's play Apples and Oranges won Best Written Original from the Mason Players at George Mason University for the Originals Play Festival. Jacob has also been featured twice in the DMV Q-Fest, and had the honor of hearing both works performed in a Zoom reading by Adventure Theatre Company through the Q-Fest. Jacob loves to write about his identity, and is proud to be gay, trans, and Jewish and to include those characters into his work. He is a member of the Dramatist Guild.

Plays

  • Toda /תודה (If Not Now)
    [TEN MINUTE PLAY]

    Vladimir is a vampire. Specifically, Vladimir is a vampire who is being chased by a mob. When he finally finds a place to hide out, he meets Mendel, the Chabad Rabbi at the University Vladimir has been hiding out in. Mendel teaches Vladimir how to live, after having lived for a very long time. Vladimir teaches Mendel things as well. This faith-based comedy is an interesting bite...
    [TEN MINUTE PLAY]

    Vladimir is a vampire. Specifically, Vladimir is a vampire who is being chased by a mob. When he finally finds a place to hide out, he meets Mendel, the Chabad Rabbi at the University Vladimir has been hiding out in. Mendel teaches Vladimir how to live, after having lived for a very long time. Vladimir teaches Mendel things as well. This faith-based comedy is an interesting bite into Judaism, and the before unraised ethical question: how can a vampire help a rabbi, and can a vampire be Jewish?
  • You've Got a Friend in Me
    [TEN MINUTE PLAY]

    In a word a bit like our own, the Mothman and Jersey Devil decide to search for the elusive Human. Once they find them, what is there to do next? This absurd comedy deals with the power of friendship and going outside of your comfort zone.
  • Changing Tides
    [TEN MINUTE PLAY]

    In this satirical comedy, Frank and Emily are just your average couple, but they keep arguing. Their solution? To become someone else! But will they work? And what drink will they get with dinner?
  • Raw Flesh at the End of the World
    [TEN MINUTE MONOLOUGE/ONE PERSON SHOW]

    Milo is the only person left in the world, as far as they know. Stuck in a bunker after a Nuclear Apocalypse, they are loosing their mind from boredom. The only thing that helps is talking to anyone out there, even if they don't respond. But Milo has a lot of secrets, and with the loneliness rising each day, Milo is getting more desperate to be heard.
  • Reincarnate
    [TEN MINUTE PLAY]

    In this comedy, Tom, a reincarnate of Tennessee Williams, joins the second meeting of Reincarnate Anonymous to find himself and who he is. In the process, he finds company in the form of his fellow reincarnates of other playwrights.
  • Apples and Oranges
    [TEN MINUTE PLAY]

    In this comedy satire on gender. God and Goddess looks over men and women, who harvest apples and oranges respectively. One day, a pear appears. Chaos ensues.