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Ernest Joselovitz

ERNEST JOSELOVITZ

  (1942 - )

Nationality:    African American
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Literary Agent:    Fifi Oscard Agency  

Born in Danbury, CT on June 18, 1942. B.A. from U.C.L.A. and M.F.A. from University of Min-nesotA. Member, Playwrights Unit, American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco. Play-wright-in-residence, New Playwrights' Theatre, Wash., DC, 1978-81; Playwriting instructor, New Playwrights' Theatre School and George Mason U. Recipient: Shubert Playwriting Fellowship; John Golden Travelling Fellowship; Starr Play-writing Prize; O.A.D.R. Travel/Consultation Grant; Theatre Communications Group Travel Grant; N.e.A. Theater Residency Grants, 1978-9; Rockefeller Foundation, Arts DC, Script Devel-opment Grant, 1979; DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, 1979, 1981; N.e.A. Writer's Grant, 1980.

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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        Break Up         Bubble, The         Capture the Moon         Hagar's Children         Holding On         Inaugural         Inheritance, The         Jesse's Land         Love By the Numbers         Murder In Rehearsal         Parable         Rehearsal For Murder         Righting         Sammi         Shakespeare, Moses And Joe Papp         Splendid Rebels         there Is No John Garfield         Triptych


Break Up

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Bubble, The

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One Act Theatre Company, San Francisco, Ca    

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Capture the Moon

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the people of Chelm decide that the solution to their street lighting problem is to capture the Moon. they think they have caught it in a barrel of water - but find they do not. they approach the Christian village nearby and ask if they can climb the church steeple and get it

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Written by ernest Joselovitz And Michael BagdAsian

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Hagar's Children

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Bridgehaven Farm, a home for emotionally disturbed teenagers. It's the day before Christmas, a day of boisterous celebration, of memories and ex-plosive tensions for the abused and discarded youngsters who are struggling for the first time to combat their deep sense of worthlessness and emotional chaos. One of them kills the farm's mascot, and still has the knife. Which one? the House, their world and last hope, is threatened. they themselves must overcome it

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New Playwrights' Theatre, Wash., Dc    

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    

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Holding On

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New Playwrights' Theatre, Wash., Dc    

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Inaugural

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Bloomington Playwrights Project, In, Usa    

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Inheritance, The

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University Of Minnesota, Minn., Mn    

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Playwrights For Tomorrow, Vol. 13, University of Minnesota Press,    

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Jesse's Land

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a story of love and pride that spans three generations of a Jewish-American family. Seventy-year-old Connecticut farmer Jesse Kietchik estranged from everyone else, is meeting his only grandson, David, for the first time. at stake is the future of his land. Within the framework of that final crisis of his life, its source is enacted: the marriage of his son to city-bred Willa Neuwald, whose drive and ambition are Jesse's match. Her determination to gain some part of his land as a future for herself and coming child meet his equal pride and insecurity making that giving impossible. and from the explosive rivalry grows a deep affection, the roots of that love the same as their incompatible needs.

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full length Play/Drama

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Love By the Numbers

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love in the computer age as nerd falls for library assistant

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written with Harry Michael BagdAsian

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Samuel French, London, 1995   

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Comic Romance Comedy

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Murder In Rehearsal

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Written by Harry Michael BagdAsian And ernest Joselovitz

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Rehearsed Reading At New Playwrights Theatre, Washington Dc    

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Parable

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Greyfriars' Society Theatre, Pasadena, Ca    

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Rehearsal For Murder

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Righting

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Two writers, a generation apart in age, meet in the older man's study to read over a two-character play which the younger man has written. the play deals with men disturbingly like themselves, and as they read the lines suitable to each it becomes apparent that reality and fantasy have begun to mingle painfully. the younger man is struggling to understand, yet also to break free and to speak in his own voice; the older man tries desperately to defend the memory of better times, and to overcome the erosions of age. their relationship is one of love-hate, burdened by the debts owed to each other, yet sustained by an affection which neither can deny. In the end there is stalemate, and the knowledge that death alone can sever the ties which bind them.

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Sammi

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as the play begins, Sammi is an old man waiting for the investigator who will check out his application for a pension. When his visitor arrives there are questions to be answered-questions which stir Sammi's memory of happenings which have brought him to what and where he is, and of the wife and son now lost to him. as the action progresses past and present merge, and the two actors are transformed into other people at other times, illuminating the joy, and sadness, which Sammi has known. In the end he is an old man once more-but the echoes of what went before will linger on in the mind, like a sequence of slowly fading pictures.

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Jewish Repertory Theatre, NYC    

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Shakespeare, Moses And Joe Papp

Shakespeare, Moses And Joe Papp
a crackling human Drama that chronicles the epic battle between New York City planning czar Robert Moses and impresario Joseph Papp over the institution of free Shakespeare in Central Park.

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Round House Theatre     2002

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Splendid Rebels

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1917: Emma Goldman, radical feminist, whose objection to entry into World War I becomes a defense of the rights for conscientious objectors, and a fateful conflict with the forces of an emerging national police led by the young and ambitious J. Edgar Hoover. Emma Goldman, With her lifelong companion, the doctrinaire anarchist Sasha Berkman, her lover and "King of the Hoboes," Dr. Ben Reitman, and her counsel in defense, Clarence Darrow, confront the forced con-formity of wartime and postwar hysteria of the "red scare," For the nation, it marks the end of an era. For Emma Goldman, it forces a choice between political and personal commitment.

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New Playwrights' Theatre, Wash., Dc    

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there Is No John Garfield

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Contained in: "Best Short Plays 1989" published by Applause Books,    

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Triptych

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Jewish Repertory Theatre, NYC    

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