Who are we?

Horizon Line Theatre is a new but seasoned group of committed theatre artists interested in producing provocative new plays from the U.S. and abroad that broach current social, political, and cultural issues that threaten the survival of humanity. Our artists are a bodacious mixture of experienced professionals and emerging young talent. We believe our city is an extraordinary place with extraordinary people that deserve extraordinary theatre.

Our company


Chuck Ney is a professor and serves as Head of Directing in the Department of Theatre & Dance at Texas State University. He has directed at New York City’s Working Man’s Clothes Theatre, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Idaho Repertory Theatre, and Manhattan Clearing House. His production of Top Girls performed at the Kennedy Center. His production of Richard III received seven nominations from the Austin Circle of Critics and his production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream was named one of the ten best productions of 2014. He was nominated for an Austin Circle of Critics award for his performance in The Two Lives of Napoleon Beasley and received acclaim for his performance of Polonius in Hamlet. Chuck has been artistic director at Manhattan Clearing House Contemporary Performing Arts Center, Idaho Repertory Theatre and Mary Moody Northen Theatre. 

HEADSHOT NadineMozon redvneck copy.jpg

NADINE MOZON      - Actress, writer, teaching artist.  Acting credits include: Theatre : The Book of Grace, Richard III, Intimate Apparel, Fences, For Colored Girls…, Home, Crumbs from the Table of Joy; Television: The Leftovers, American Crime,  Friday Night Lights, Law & Order;  Film: Katrina’s Son, Wolf, Dawn, Two Weeks Notice, Shaft. Original Theatre as writer and actor: “Blue Spiral,”  “Delta Rhapsody,” “I.D. Please,” “Confirming the Search: That Girl’s Still Here Somewhere.” Collaborative partners on devised works have included ASL interpreters, dancers/choreographers Marlies Yearby, Richard Rivera, Joan Miller dance company; actor/singer Carol Maillard, Helga Davis; musicians Michael Stevens, Nioka Workman, Ron McBee and Konrad Adderly.  She has been a featured artist at regional arts forums and festivals, highlighting her book of poetry, “Kiss it Up to God” and other spoken word theatre. Mozon is an associate professor teaching acting, movement and writing at Texas State University. 


MICHELLE NEY is a scenic and costume designer based in Austin. Matilda, Lady Day at the Emerson Bar & Grill, Tribes, Mothers and Sons; A Christmas Story; and Harvey at Zach Theatre;   Gulls at The Theatre at Boston Court; The Glass Menagerie at The Colony Theatre; Measure for Measure, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Comedy of Errors, and The Merry Wives of Windsor at Illinois Shakespeare Festival; La Pietra del Paragone and La Boheme at Austin Lyric Opera; Two Booths & A Lincoln, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Tartuffe at Idaho Repertory Theatre; Macbeth and An Ideal Husband at Austin Shakespeare; Cymbeline and Henry IV Part 1 at Texas Shakespeare Festival.  Michelle is a Professor of Theatrical Design at Texas State University.   www.michelleneydesigns.com.   

Glasheen, Kate.jpg

Kate Glasheen is an actor, voiceover artist, dialect coach, and voice & speech specialist. At Texas State she teaches vocal health and production, verse and scansion, text analysis, the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), dialects, and voiceover. Professionally, she has coached at major regional theaters including the Tony Award Winning Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Actors Theatre of Louisville. Additional regional credits include Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, The Know Theatre, The Public Theater of San Antonio, and Theatre en Bloc among others. International coaching credits include London theaters Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Peut-Etre Theatre, Dante or Die, and Riverside Studios. She has served as Reviews Editor for the Voice & Speech Trainers Association's scholarly journal The Voice & Speech Review since 2011. MFA Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London. Member: AEA, SAG/AFTRA, VASTA. 


JERRY RUIZ'S directing credits include world premieres at Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company, Second Stage Theatre and Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, as well as off-Broadway and regional productions at the Old Globe, Primary Stages, Hartford TheaterWorks, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Mint Theater Company, Stages Repertory Theater, Clubbed Thumb, NYC Summerstage, Chalk Rep and Repertorio Espanol. He has developed work at Playwrights Horizons, Soho Rep, The Public Theater, Atlantic Theater Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the Playwrights Realm. From 2011 to 2015, he served as curator for the Crossing Borders festival of new plays at Two River Theater in New Jersey.  He was a recipient of the 2009–2011 NEA/TCG Career Development for Theatre Directors Grant.  He received his M.F.A. from UC San Diego and his B.A. from Harvard University. SDC Member. Currently, he teaches directing to graduate and undergraduate student at Texas State University.


CHERI PROUGH DEVOL  (Lighting Designer) Recent Regional credits include:   Glengarry Glen Ross(Scenic Design—Beck Center for the Arts), The Sunshine Boys Scenic Design—Porthouse Theatre) and over 150 productions at Barter Theatre (Virginia) where she designed lighting and/or scenery as Resident Designer, including the world premieres of Deborah Brevoort’s Blue Sky Boys, and Richard Alfieri’s Revolutions, as well as Barter’s national touring productions for Of Mice and Men, and The Diary of Anne Frank.  Recent local credits include:  All Shook Up (Scenic and Lighting Design—Zilker Theatre Productions), The Santaland Diaries (Lighting Design—Zach Theatre) and The Tempest (Scenic Design—TXST Univ).   Her scenic design for Texas State University’s production of Intimate Apparel was recently displayed in a juried exhibition at the 2018 USITT Conference in Fort Lauderdale and was chosen for publication in the Summer issue of TD&T.  MFA, University of Texas at Austin.  Cheri is currently an Associate Professor of Scenic and Lighting Design at Texas State University.   To view more of her work please visit www.devol-design.net.


Babs George has been a professional actress and a member of Actors’ Equity, and Screen Actors Guild for over 35 years.  While she has worked in regional theatres across the country, her home is Austin and some of her recent credit here include:  Tribes (ZACH), Merry Wives of Windsor for Austin Shakespeare, Steel Magnolias and Glass Menagerie (TexArts), The Secretary(Theatre enBloc),  Clybourne Park,  Ghosts (Penfold),  Blood Wedding & Pride and Prejudice (St. Edwards Mary Moody Northen Theatre) and The Cherry Orchard at Texas State University. She has done dozens of plays over the 30 years as company member at Austin Playhouse. Television/Film credits include: Friday Night Lights, The Lying Game, War of the Worlds for PBS and Blue Sky to name a few.  She has an M.F.A. in Classical Acting from The Shakespeare Theatre and The George Washington University.  She is the creator and director of The Actor’s School with Austin Community Theatre,and has taught in the theatre departments at St. Edwards, University of Texas,Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX and currently teaches at Texas State University.