Jeffrey Horowitz began his career in theater as an actor on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in regional theater. He founded Brooklyn's Theatre for a New Audience in 1979 and has since been known as an innovative and influential producer, primarily of Shakespeare and other classics. Horowitz has produced over 20 of Shakespeare's plays; Greek, Jacobean, and Italian classical drama; and contemporary classics by Harley Granville-Barker and Edward Bond. He has also commissioned and developed new plays from authors such as Suzan-Lori Parks and Elizabeth Swados. Under his leadership, Theatre for a New Audience has grown from a touring theater into one of New York's leading classical theaters. He was a Center theater panelist in 2009 and 2010.