BRIAN AHMAN (Stage Manager) returns for his second production with Horizon having previously been the Technical Director and Stage Manager for Mere Mortals. Other recent technical credits for Brian include Stage Manager and Master Electrician for GMT Productions' southeastern tour of Hamlet and Pygmalion; Stage Manager for Babes in Toyland and Deck Manager for A Legendary Christmas at Circa 21 Playhouse in Rock Island, IL; and four seasons as Associate Technical Director for Unto These Hills in Cherokee, NC.
LYNN HUBBARD (Costume Designer) recently received her MFA in costume design from the North Carolina Schoo,l of the Arts. This is her first production with Horizon. She has previously worked with the North Carolina Dance Theatre, the Piedmont Opera, and the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, where she will be returning for a third season this summer.
DUNG NGUYEN (Sound Designer) is delighted to be back with Horizon where he has designed sound for all of the plays for the last several years. In Atlanta, Dung also designs at Theatre in the Square, A.R.T. Station, Georgia Ensemble Theatre and Georgia Shakespeare Festival. He has previously worked for Dallas Theater Center, Baltimore's Center Stage, Portland Stage Company, Wisconsin's American's Players Theatre and Shakespeare Santa Cruz. He is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz.
SARAH RASKIN (Dramaturg) is the former Literary Manager of Horizon. She is the researcher for TNT's "MonsterVision" and the PBS "American Girls" documentary series. Sarah has dramaturged productions for the Alliance Studio, Soul-stice Rep, and Shakespeare Tavern, among others. Favorite credits include Marisol for Synchronicity and Shooting Simone for Dad's Garage, where she also serves as a Judge for Theatresports. Sarah thanks Lisa and Jeff, the actors, designers, technicians, staff, board and everyone else involved in this daring project for their courage and commitment.
JAMES ROBINSON (Stage Manager) is pleased to be back at Horizon, having stage managed the last production of Mere Mortals. Jim has stage managed over 75 productions in 25 years, having worked in all forums from dinner theater to Broadway. He recently produced a national tour of Pamela Parker's A Higher Place in Heaven and looks forward to a new season with Pie in the Sky Productions, of which he is a partner. Jim enjoys designing sets and lights for various theatrical companies and has designed over 50 productions, many of them musicals. Thanks to Lisa and Jeff for their trust and looking forward to many more shows to come.
PETE SHINN (Lighting Designer) This will be Pete's third collaboration with Horizon after designing The Art of Dining and Mere Mortals. You can currently see his work at the Alliance Theatre Company where he designed Burning Patience as well as Ananse, The African Spider Man for the Alliance Children's Theatre. Some of his previous work includes The Sum of Us and Lonely Planet for the Alliance Studio Theatre, A Christmas Carol for the Alliance Theatre, The Displaced Person for Theatrical Outfit, Sylvia for Theatre in the Square, And Then They Came for Me for Georgia Ensemble Theatre, and The Value of Names for the Jewish Theatre of the South. Pete has also designed a production of Driving Miss Daisy in Shanghai, China for the grand opening of John Portman's Shanghai Center. Pete is the Master Electrician of the Alliance Theatre Company.
LAURA THRUSTON (Properties Design) has been with the Alliance Theatre Company for the past nine seasons as their Mainstage Props Runner. She has also spent two years in upstate New York as Stage Operations Manager at Glimmerglass Opera and recently completed work as the Assistant Production Manager for San Francisco Opera's national tour of Carmen. Other local credits include Props Master for Theatrical Outfit (Displaced Person, Our Town), Soul-stice Repertory (Three Sisters, Great Expectations, Twelfth Night) and Horizon Theatre Company (Cowgirls, Mere Mortals). As always, love and thanks to Mom and Dad!
JULIA ZHENG (Set Designer) specializes in theatre scenery and lighting designs. She is on the faculty at the University of Georgia in the Drama Department as a scenery/lighting designer and teacher of design. Ms. Zheng is a member of the United Scenic Artist Local 829 and has been invited to judge the United Scenic Artist (USA) Examination three times. She has worked with noted designers such as Ming Cho Lee, David Mitchell and Tony Straiges as their assistants. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she designs for professional theatre and opera companies around the country. Her professional work and work in computer-assisted design has been profiled in national journals (Back Stage West, Theatre Communications Group's Artist Bulletin). She recently designed the set for Georgia Shakespeare Festival's Macbeth and is designing GSF's upcoming fall production of Romeo and Juliet.