Erin Reilly (Artistic Director), a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Erin co-founded Theatre Horizon with Matthew Decker, recently leading a $1 million campaign to build and open a new venue for the company on Arts Hill in Norristown. Erin has directed over 15 productions, working with both professional actors and students. As an equity actress she has performed on numerous area stages including the Walnut Street Theatre and Wilma Theater. Theatre Horizon’s Education Department is near to her heart, and she draws on her experience teaching for education programs at the Wilma Theater, Lantern Theater, and Mum Puppettheatre, among many others. She serves on Creative MontCo and the Board of Theatre Philadelphia, and was named one of Philadelphia's 76 Creative Connectors by Leadership Philadelphia. Email Erin at Erin@TheatreHorizon.org.
Matt Decker and Erin Reilly, Founders
Matthew Decker (Resident Director) is also the Associate Artistic Director at Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia. He has directed over 15 productions with Theatre Horizon and favorites include Annie Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation, Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s Spring Awakening, Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig and Rachel Sheinkin and William Finn’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, for which he was awarded the Barrymore for Outstanding Direction of a Musical. Other credits include Incorruptible, Pinocchio and Robin Hood (Arden), Love, Rose (Philly Fringe), InterAct Theater WRITE LOCAL Festival, Walnut Street Theater, PTC@Play, Villanova University and HERE Arts Center. As a professional teaching artist, Matthew has developed Theatre Horizon’s Autism Drama Program and teaches with Arden’s outreach program, Arden for All. He is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where he studied at the Atlantic Theatre Company. Matthew resides in Philadelphia. Email Matt at Matt@TheatreHorizon.org.
Theatre Horizon Staff
Molly Braverman (Production & General Manager) is a Philadelphia native, returning to the city after ten years working as a Stage Manager and Director in New York and on tour. Stage and Production Management credits include, Broadway: Wicked, Collected Stories; 1st National Tours: Wicked, Little House on the Prairie; Off-Broadway/Workshops: The Picture of Dorian Gray, Zorba, Scandalous, An Officer and a Gentleman; Benefits: Christmas Eve with Christmas Eve (NYC), Wicked Rocky Horror Show (Las Vegas, Denver). Regional directing credits include Zanna Don’t, Pippin, Boise Idaho, and 365Days/365Plays. She has served as Assistant Technical Director for off-Broadway’s Theatre Row Studios and is a graduate of Columbia University. Email Molly at Molly@TheatreHorizon.org.
Angela Coleman (Education Director) is a dramaturge, stage manager, lighting designer, and educator. She earned her BA in Theatre and Sociology from Kenyon College in Gambier, OH. Before Theatre Horizon, Angela was the Education Assistant at the Arden Theatre Company and is a proud member of Arden Apprentice class 20. Recent Credits include: ID:3 (Hybridge Arts Collective), Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters (Camden Repertory Theatre Company), 2014 Young Voices Monologue Festival and New Voices Workshop Productions (Philadelphia Young Playwrights). Email Angela at Angela@TheatreHorizon.org.
Stephen Hungerford (Technical Director) was born helpless, nude and unable to provide for himself, but eventually overcame these handicaps to work as a freelance designer for companies like the Act II Playhouse, Lantern Theatre, InterAct, Tribe of Fools and Mum Puppettheatre. A mostly nocturnal creature, Steve is an accomplished karaoke artist, a daredevil in the water, and an urban ninja. He cooks, he bakes, he dodges, he weaves, and he is known to dance while waiting in line at the ATM. Children trust him. Steve is an expert in construction, a veteran in love, and an outlaw in the state of Iowa. The laws of physics do not always apply to him. Stephen holds an undergraduate degree from Shippensburg University as well as an MLA from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of the historical play Thirteen Crosses: Stories of the Mann Gulch Fire. Email Stephen at Stephen@TheatreHorizon.org.
Rebecca May Flowers (Artistic Associate) hails from sunny Orlando, Florida. She holds a B.A. in Theatre from Florida State University and an M.A. in Theatre from the University of Central Florida. Rebecca teaches acting to all ages and has taught theatre history at the University of Central Florida. As an actor, Rebecca has performed on professional and community stages, as well as performing as an extra on such TV shows as Scrubs and The Drew Carey Show. Rebecca has directed and choreographed over 30 plays, musicals, and dance theatre pieces at universities, high schools, and professional & community theaters. Email Rebecca at Rebecca@TheatreHorizon.org.
Jennifer Pratt Johnson (Development Director) is originally from Virginia, where she earned her BA in Theatre and History from The College of William & Mary before moving to Philadelphia by way of Portland, Maine. Prior to joining the team at Theatre Horizon, Jenny was the Marketing & Development Director at Lantern Theater Company, where she had worked since 2010. She is also a co-founder, former Managing Director, and former board member of Simpatico Theatre Project, a local theater company that builds community partnerships with social organizations whose missions are well-suited to each of the company’s productions. Jenny has her MS in Arts Administration from Drexel University and is passionate about arts marketing and fundraising as important means of building community and ensuring organizational stability. Email Jenny at Jenny@TheatreHorizon.org.
Jeannine Kienzle (Marketing & Group Sales Manager), a graduate of Temple University, Jeannine received her BA in Communications. Prior to her current position as Marketing and Group Sales Manager at Theatre Horizon, she was the Marketing Manager at The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and Reporting Coordinator at SEER Interactive, an Internet Marketing company, which focused on SEO results and client blogging. In addition, she has also worked in publishing as a Production Editor at Taylor and Francis and customized e-learning courses in her position at The Ed Comm Group. Email Jeannine at Jeannine@TheatreHorizon.org.
Dawn Loveland (Education Assistant) moved to the Philadelphia area from Connecticut, where she was the Director of Education at Playhouse on Park. She created, oversaw, and taught programs that served approximately 4,000 students per year. In addition to being a theatre educator, Dawn is also a director and a stage manager. Recent Playhouse on Park directing credits include Proof, Oleanna, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, and Red Light Winter; plus shows for young audiences including Busytown, Goodnight Moon, Go, Dog. Go!, and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Dawn has stage managed over 30 productions at regional theatres. She was a directing assistant at Berkshire Theatre Festival and traveled to Florida Studio Theatre for theatre education professional development. Dawn is a graduate of Middlebury College. Email Dawn at Dawn@TheatreHorizon.org.
Josh Millhouse (Audience Services & Office Manager) has been involved in theatre since a 4th grade production of Rumpelstiltskin. He graduated from Susquehanna University in 2013 with a degree in Theatre performance. Favorite roles include Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Baker in Into The Woods. After moving to Philadelphia, Josh started working for People's Light & Theatre Company and The Wilma Theater. He became part of the Theatre Horizon team in August 2014 and is very excited to join such a young yet successful company! Since becoming part of the Greater Philadelphia theatre industry, Josh has also worked for The Franklin Institute. He also contributes to Phindie.com. Email Josh at Ticket@TheatreHorizon.org.
Steven P. Nemphos (Webmaster & IT Director) has worked with Disney, SeaWorld, Yosemite National Park and many of the region’s professional theaters; both on and off the stage; and, in all major mediums including television, radio and film. Steve was previously the associate producer, casting director and production manager of Theatre Horizon. He is currently a casting associate at Philadelphia Casting, an adjunct professor of theatre at Montgomery Community College and serves on the Creative Montco Placemaking Subcommittee. Recent professional experience includes The Big Knife (Assistant Director) at Roundabout Theatre Company on Broadway under Tony-Award Winner Doug Hughes. BFA, NYU. Email Steven at Steven@TheatreHorizon.org.
Tim Odom (Assistant Production Manager & Master Carpenter) has worked with Theatre Horizon in various capacities over the last 3 years and is excited to take on more of a full time role. Tim recently studied Theatre Arts at Montgomery County Community College. He has worked on many shows both professionally and at the college level, on and off the stage. Some of his credits include Theatre Horizon’s The 39 Steps, and I Am my Own Wife; The Fringe show The Ballad of Joe Hill; and, MCCC’s The Glass Menagerie, Dead Man’s Cell Phone and The Laramie Project. The latter having a profound impact on his life as a person and as an artist. Tim also has his own independent movie production company TinyTime Productions. Email Tim at Tim@TheatreHorizon.org.
Kristal Pacific (Development Assistant) is originally from Brooklyn, New York, but moved to Philadelphia five years ago to complete her BM in Music History and Classical Voice at the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University and her MS in Arts Administration from Drexel University. As a part of her graduate career and in order to fuel her passion for travel and global engagement, she studied abroad at IAE Business School in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In addition to her work with Theatre Horizon, she is currently a Grants Specialist for Relâche, a Survey Assistant at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and a House Manager at the Prince Theater owned by the Philadelphia Film Society. She also serves on the Board of Usiloquy Dance Designs. She is passionate about the arts, first and foremost, as well as developing a broad range of skills and enhancing the organizations that she works for. Email Kristal at Kristal@TheatreHorizon.org.
Lyndsey Piecyk (Development Coordinator) is a Philly-based Jersey girl whose involvement with the arts has been a life-long journey. She is employed in this industry in a variety of roles from teaching to administration, from performing to composing & arranging. Before her recent transition to Development Associate, she was Theatre Horizon’s Audience Services Manager for the past two years and has been with the company since Spring of 2012. Lyndsey teaches voice and piano at Villanova University as well as teaching and performing privately all over the Philadelphia area. She holds a BA in Music from the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College, a MM in Jazz Studies from the University of the Arts, and has studied improvisation at the Victorian College of the Arts at the University of Melbourne, Australia. For more information, please visit www.lyndseypiecyk.com. Email Lyndsey at Lyndsey@TheatreHorizon.org.
Amy Scheidegger (Visual Marketing Coordinator) is a practicing, collaborative visual artist and a passionate arts administrator/advocate. Raised in North Carolina, after earning a BFA in Painting from East Carolina University, she moved to Philadelphia in 2008 to enroll in Drexel University's Masters in Arts Administration program in order to pursue a more multi-faceted role in the arts. She's spent the last seven years in Philadelphia illustrating children's books, painting sets and murals, designing marketing materials and websites for local arts organizations and leading discussions in the importance of art advocacy. On top of working with Theatre Horizon, Amy is also an adjunct professor in the Entertainment and Arts Management program at Drexel; Founder of The Artistic Rebuttal Project, an art advocacy initiative who's mission is to promote the arts as a career path, artists rights and arts access; and the newly elected President of Emerging Arts Leaders: Philadelphia. Email Amy at Amy@TheatreHorizon.org.
Jennifer Schick (Bookkeeper) grew up in Bucks County, but has called Philadelphia home since graduating high school. As a visual artist, she received her BFA from the University of the Arts before spending many years managing art supply stores, running an adult art class program for many years, and coordinating pop-up exhibitions. Jennifer then found a love for arts administration and went on to earn her MS from Drexel University. Since then, she has worked for thousands of visually-based artists by coordinating exhibitions, special events, and other programming. Previously, she was the Associate Director of InLiquid Art & Design before starting PHAIR, an ongoing outdoor artisan market featuring food, crafters, artists, designers, and other makers. Between PHAIR and her many years in retail, Jennifer is now bringing her knack for bookkeeping to Theatre Horizon, while also growing her project management, event, and nonprofit consulting business to aid artistic businesses and creative minds grow and strengthen. Email Jennifer at Jennifer@TheatreHorizon.org.