Now in our 26th season, Horizon Theatre Company has been bringing exciting area and world premieres of contemporary plays to Atlanta's audiences under the leadership of Co-Artistic Directors and Founders Lisa and Jeff Adler since 1983. A professional theatre with a reputation for excellent ensemble acting, Horizon produces outstanding new plays by today's playwrights that reflect and challenge the lives of the diverse people living in the urban Southeast. Horizon has introduced Atlanta audiences to the works of such well-known contemporary playwrights as Rebecca Gilman, Wendy Wasserstein, David Hare, Terrence McNally, and David Ives, as well as plays by talented emerging writers. In addition to producing its five-play mainstage season, Horizon also develops new plays through workshops, readings, and through our annual New South Play Festival, dedicated to plays from, for, and/or about the South. Horizon develops new audiences and artists through the Horizon Playwriting Education programs, and Senior Citizen Ensemble programs. Horizon's home is an intimate 175-seat theatre located in Atlanta's eclectic Little Five Points business and arts district.
Horizon’s mission is to be a dynamic leader in the production and development of professional contemporary theatre in the Southeast. We passionately connect our audiences to accessible and relevant plays that are new to our region. We also cultivate diverse new artists and audiences for contemporary theatre through innovative artistic development, education and outreach programs.
•Horizon's productions are entertaining, thought-provoking and relevant to urban Southern audiences.
•Horizon provides an intimate environment where diverse audiences can truly feel part of the theatrical experience.
•Horizon provides an artistic home where a core group of local theatre artists can grow, develop and interact with regional, national and international artists.
•A five play mainstage season of contemporary plays which are presented for over 180 performances per year in Horizon's 175-seat theatre.
•The annual Horizon New South Play Festival, which is dedicated to plays for, from, or about the South. The festival produces and develops new plays about the South and plays by writers who currently reside or have roots in the South.
•The Playwriting Education programs which offer opportunities to students and emerging playwrights to work with theatre professionals. Programs include the New South Young Playwrights Festival and Contest and the Horizon Young Playwrights In-School Programs which offer playwriting classes in elementary, middle, and high schools around Atlanta.
•The Horizon Senior Citizens Ensemble acting and playwriting program in which older members of our community develop, produce, and perform plays which focus on issues affecting seniors.
Suzi Bass Awards History
2010-2011 Suzi Awards Production Musical: Avenue Q Director Musical: Heidi Cline McKerley, Avenue Q Music Direction: S. Renee Clarke, Avenue Q Lead Actor Play: Eric J. Little, Superior Donuts Lead Actor Musical: Nick Arapoglou, Avenue Q Featured Actress Musical: Leslie W. Bellair, Avenue Q Scenic Design Musical: Isabel A. & Moriah Curley-Clay, Avenue Q Lighting Design Musical: Mary Parker, Avenue Q The Gene-Gabriel Moore Playwriting Award: Margaret Baldwin, Night Blooms The Audience Choice Award for Outstanding Theatrical Season
2009-2010 Suzi Awards Production Play: Shakin’ the Mess Outta Misery Costume Design Play: Nyrobi Moss, Shakin’ the Mess Outta Misery 2008-2009 Suzi Awards Featured Actress Play: Donna Biscoe, A Cool Drink A Water
2007-2008 Suzi Awards Sound Design: Chris Bartelski, In Darfur
2005-2006 Suzi Awards Lead Actress Play: Marianne Fraulo, The Perfect Prayer Horizon Theatre
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