Horizon Theatre Company Incorporated

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Horizon Theatre Company’s mission is to connect people, inspire hope, and promote positive change through contemporary theatre and the stories of our times.  We seek to empower, inspire, celebrate, enlighten, and build bridges between diverse audiences and to ignite new artists and audiences with a passion for theatre that connects to their lives. 

Since its founding in 1983, Horizon Theatre Company has been a leader in the production and development of contemporary theatre in the Southeast.   Horizon presents professional Atlanta, Southeastern, and World Premieres of new and recent plays and develops new artists and audiences through education and outreach programs.  Now in our 36th season, Horizon seeks outstanding new plays by today’s playwrights – plays that reflect or challenge the lives of the diverse people living in the urban Southeast.  Horizon has won both critical acclaim and popular success with its productions of unexpected, exceptional new plays, producing 5-8 plays annually in our 172-seat theatre and regularly remounting shows in larger venues to reach new audiences.  We operate on a Small Professional Theatre Contract with the Actors' Equity union and employ more than 150 Atlanta based theatre professionals.   Horizon has produced over 165 plays; we currently reach over 37,000 people annually with our plays and programs.

Horizon has also received national acclaim as a center for development of new plays and writers from our region.  Our New South Play Festival and PlayWorks program, now in its 22nd year, develops and produces new plays from, for, and about the diverse contemporary South with an emphasis on plays by women, artists of color, and writers based in the South.  

Throughout our history, Horizon has proven innovative in critical times, and the COVID-19 pandemic is no exception.  With every challenge comes opportunity, and we are energized about leaning into the future that may include positive permanent changes to our programming and business model.   


We created a plan and launched HORIZON AT HOME to bring diverse voices, stories, and artists directly into our audiences’ homes.  HORIZON AT HOME includes: 

  • Live-streamed performances of contemporary plays, video of past productions, and filmed productions of new mainstage plays.   
  • New South Play Festival:  Workshops of 4-6 new plays by Southern writers, women or writers of color with free live-streamed readings. 
  • Artist Events: Interviews, performances, and innovative classes, featuring Horizon artists.
  • Education Programs:  Free programs that reach deep into the community and train future young artists

We will stay connected to you through Horizon at Home virtual events.  But we need your generous support to continue this work in the coming months. 

Please donate now.   Thank you!

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Horizon Theatre Company Incorporated

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Arts & Culture


PO BOX 5376


(404) 523-1477

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