PAUL ACKERMAN (Lighting Designer) is pleased to be returning to Horizon for his fourth season. His previous designs at Horizon include Racing Demon, Abducting Hillary, The Good Times Are Killing Me, Voir Dire, Ellen Foster and A Cheever Evening. Paul is the Production Manager at the Fabulous Fox Theatre and previously served as Director of the Georgia Tech Center for the Arts. Paul's design credits include nine seasons as the Resident Lighting Designer of the Atlanta Ballet, as well as work with the Academy Theatre, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and the Alliance Theatre.
MICHAEL BREWER (Set Designer) is pleased to be designing at Horizon again. His past designs here include Many Things Have Happened..., Let's Play Two, The Wild Guys, This Passion Thing, Racing Demon, Abducting Hillary and The Joy of Going Somewhere Definite. He has also worked with Theatre in the Square, Actor's Express, Theatrical Outfit and Jomandi. Michael has also been busy remodeling and painting the Horizon Theatre lobby. He hopes that you enjoy both the show and the new atmosphere.
R. DARBY (Props Designer), soon to begin his ninth season as props master for the Atlanta Opera Company, and more importantly having just gotten married to his long-time prop partner at the Opera, Melanie Erin Darby, Darby (oops--now there are two of them) was quite happy to help in the mounting of Skylight. Thank you Jeff, Lisa and Lawrence for letting me play too.
KIM GHEEN (Master Electrician, Assistant Stage Manager) is in her fifth season as a Horizon staff member. Previous technical credits include electrical and board operation for several off-Broadway productions and international work as a dresser for Shirley MacLaine's concert tour Out There Tonight. She attended NYU and the London Strassburg Institute as an acting major, which led to roles in over thirty productions. Kim is currently completing her degree at West Georgia College and owns her own business teaching creative movement.
DUNG NGUYEN (Sound Designer) has designed at Horizon for the past three seasons. He spent seven years working with various regional theaters such as Shakespeare Santa Cruz, San Diego Rep., Portland stage, Baltimore Center Stage and Dallas Theater Center. Locally "Jung" also works with Alliance Theatre Company, Georgia Shakespeare Festival and Art Station. Upcoming projects include: Hedda Gabler at Theatre in the Square and Dark Rapture for Labyrinth Theatre.
SARAH RASKIN (Dramaturg) is a graduate of George Mason University and the Literary Manager/New Horizons' Coordinator at Horizon Theatre Company. You can support more theatre and witness her geekdom on the current productions of Shooting Simone/No Exit at Dad's Garage and Richard III at the Shakespeare Tavern. Credits include Henry V at the Shakespeare Tavern, The Mystery of Irma Vep at Dad's Garage and First Star Blues of the New Horizons' series. "Passion", Montica.
JAMES ROBINSON (Stage Manager) is pleased to be back at the Horizon Theatre having filled in as stage manager for Abducting Hillary last season. He has stage managed over 75 productions in the past 25 years, having worked in all forums from dinner theatre to Broadway. Recently, Jim had the pleasure of working on the premiere of Steve Murray's play, Lost at Theatre Emory. Most recently, he served as production manager on a new work by Pamela Parker entitled Dreams of Martha Stewart at the Canton Theatre. Besides stage managing, Jim has designed sets and lights for more than 50 productions, most of them being musicals. "It's nice to be working on a show where the actors don't sing and dance." Thanks to Lisa and Jeff for this experience.
JOANNA M. SCHMINK (Costume Designer) holds a B.F.A. from the University of Georgia and an M.F.A. from Penn State University. In Atlanta she is resident costume designer for Horizon and 7 Stages theatres, as well as resident costume coordinator for the Atlanta Opera. Recent projects include Whispering to Horses at 7 Stages, Twelfth Night at LaGrange College and Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and Jack & Jill for Theatre in the Square.