Dr. Roy Horovitz
Director, Actor and Theatre professor.
2020-2023 - Artistic Director of the "International Exposure of Israeli Theatre".
2011-2015 - Artistic director of M.A.R.A. Theatre, Kiryat Shemona.
2004-2009 - Dramaturg and Artistic Consultant of the Beer-Sheva Municipal Theatre, where he held the position of 'leading director'.
A member of the Artistic Committee of "Theatroneto Festival"- The Israeli Festival of monodramas and one-man-shows.
Graduate of "The Acting Studio- Nisan Nativ"(1995), B.A. and M.A. degrees in Theatre (with Distinction) from Tel Aviv University (2004). PHD from the Department of Comparative Literature, Bar Ilan University.
Awarded funding from the "America-Israel Culture Fund", as recognition of achievements (1994–1998).
Awarded 'Best Actor' at the International Children and Youth Festival, Haifa 1997, 'Director of the year', 2010 and 'Best Director', 2011.
Performed many roles for various theatres in Israel (Haifa Theatre, Beer-Sheva Theatre, The Cameri Theatre, Tmuna Theatre…)
Performed in US film "The Body", with Antonio Banderas.
Directed a succession of critically acclaimed productions performed throughout Israel (in Habimah National theatre, The Cameri Theatre, Beer-Sheva Theatre, Hasimta Theatre, acting schools etc.)
Head of Drama and Theatre program at Bar-Ilan University
Lecturer of Play Analysis and Theatre History (Bar-Ilan University, Tel-Aviv University, Haifa University, American University in Washington D.C., The University of Texas at Austin, Middlebury College, Yoram Lewinstein Acting Studio...)
Recent work includes: directing the world premieres of "A Quartet" by Dan Clancy and "Certificate Of Life" by Ron Elisha, "The Advertisement" by Natalia Ginzburg, "Zakopane" by Sholem Aleichem (Habima National Theatre), "Messiah" by Martin Sherman, "Enchanted April" by Mathew Barber, "Beyond Theraphy" by Christopher Durang, "Not About Nightingales" by Tenessee Williams, "Two Rooms" by Lee Blessing, "Miss Sara Sampson" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, "Silence" by Jeannine Worms, "You Will Not Play Wagner" by Victor Gordon, "Pollard's Trial" by Victor Gordon, "Neither by Day Nor by Night" by Avraham Raz, "Little Gem" by Elaine Murphy.
Acting in Dan Clancy's "The TimeKeepers" and "Volunteer Man" (both in English and Hebrew).
Dr. Horovitz published several articles in various academic magazines.
His Book, "World of Innocents- The Dramatic Afterlife of the Bible in Yaakov Shabtai's Plays" was published in 2021, gained rave reviews and won the Rector's Prize for scientific excellence.