A crime has been committed.
The victim has a choice to make.
The criminal is waiting.
A shattering new play about one woman’s unspeakable decision.
NADINE MOZON - Actress, writer, teaching artist. Acting credits include Theatre includes: 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.
Barbara Chisholm hails from Austin, Texas and has over 50 stage productions to her credit, including Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; Misery at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; ¾ Inches of Sky at The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis; Keep Your Forks at Berkeley Rep; The Women at San Diego Rep; Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins at Austin’s Zach Theatre; and multiple appearances with iconoclastic theatre collective the Rude Mechs in Austin. Film credits include a supporting role in the Oscar-nominated Boyhood, as well as roles in Mr. Roosevelt and Fast Food Nation, among others. On television, she appeared in the Emmy Award-winning American Crime and Friday Night Lights. She has been voted Best Actor three times in the Austin Chronicle’s annual Best of Austin Readers Poll and is the recipient of multiple B. Iden Payne Theatre Awards and Austin Critics Table Awards, as well as a Drama Logue award for her acting. As Producing Director of Red Then Productions, Chisholm starred in When Something Wonderful Ends and produced two highly successful runs of a one-man adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry V. She teaches acting at the University of Texas at Austin; is married to journalist, director, and actor Robert Faires; and is the proud parent of early career director Rosalind Faires.
ROBERT FAIRES has been active in Austin theatre since 1980, having worked on more than 85 productions across the city as an actor, a director, and a writer. In 2009, he realized a 20-year dream by performing a solo version of Shakespeare’s Henry V that he conceived and adapted. It was revived in 2014 by Austin Shakespeare and Red Then Productions and performed at the 2019 New Orleans Shakespeare Festival. Recent projects include: playing Oliver Warbucks in TexARTS’ Annie; delivering the speeches in the Austin Symphony Orchestra’s Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario, playing multiple roles in Mary Moody Northen Theatre’s Spring Awakening; playing the Manager of the Ranch in Austin Opera’s Ariadne auf Naxos; directing the world premiere of Alva Hascoll’s Vincent at the inaugural Millay Arts & Poetry Festival in Rockland, Me.; and performing in the Rude Mechanicals’ Fixing Timon of Athens and Fixing King John. As a journalist, he has conducted onstage interviews with Stephen Sondheim, Susan Sarandon, David Mamet, Peter Bogdanovich, and Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg. By day, he is Arts Editor for The Austin Chronicle, where he’s been covering the cultural scene for 30 years. In 2011, American Theatre Magazine named him one of the nation's 12 most influential theatre critics, and in 2019, he was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters. His writing has also been recognized by the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. He is married to the accomplished actress Barbara Chisholm.
Scenic & Costume Design
Cheri Prough DeVol
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.
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.
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.
Phillip Owen has designed sound for the theatre for over two decades, and has been an avid guitar player most of his life. Prior to serving as Lecturer in Sound Design at Texas State, he was the Lead Sound Engineer at the Alley Theatre in Houston. Regional credits include: Stupid F^%#ing Bird, The Whipping Man, Dollhouse, and Steel Magnolias (Stages Rep), Alley All New Play Festival featuring Miller, Mississippi, Roz & Ray, and Syncing Ink (Alley Theatre), Outside Mullingar, Noises Off, Dancing at Lughnasa* (Everyman Theatre, Baltimore), Anna Christie, Kingdom of Earth, Common Enemy (Triad Stage, Greensboro), Cymbeline, Antony & Cleopatra, and Measure for Measure (Stonington Opera House, Maine), Notes from Underground (Yale Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, & Baryshnikov Arts Center), Rough Crossing (Yale Rep), and his own composition Waking (Yale Cabaret). Broadway: Assistant to the composer on A Steady Rain (Schoenfeld Theatre). MFA, Yale School of Drama. M.Phil. Trinity College Dublin. *the sound design for Dancing at Lughnasa was presented at the 2019 Prague Quadrennial for Performance Design & Space. www.phillipowen.com
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.
Tyler B. Osgood
Tyler B. Osgood is a stage manager, technician, and teaching artist based in Austin Texas. Selected credits include REGIONAL: Sunday in The Park with George (ZACH Theatre, ASM), Detroit ’67 (McCarter Theatre, SM Asst.), A Christmas Carol (McCarter Theatre, SM Asst.), 5th Grade Shakespeare Residency (McCarter Theatre, SM/Asst. TA); INTERNATIONAL: “O Amor Que Habito” (Colectiva Teatro, PSM), Macbeth Workshop (Colectiva Teatro, Guest Artist & SM); OTHER SELECTED PROJECTS: Ragtime (Texas State University, PSM), Zilker Theatre Productions (Manager of Donor & Guest Relations), McCarter Theatre Education Summer Camp (Production Associate), & Prodigal Son (Jarrott Productions, PSM). A big thank you to Chuck and the rest of Horizon Line Theatre for this opportunity!
GEORGE FRANCO (Associate Producer) is in his final year of the BFA Theatre Certification program at Texas State University. George is an employee of the Texas State Theatre Department as a Production Assistant in the PSH Scene Shop where he has worked on numerous Harrison & Mainstage shows, and as the Personal Assistant to Charles Ney, Head of Directing. As an educator, his teaching credits include: The Magik Theatre in San Antonio (Academy & Camp Showbiz), Carver School for Visual & Performing Arts (Summer Intensive), Fuentes Elementary (Fine Arts/Theatre Instructor), and TXST High School Theatre Camp (Acting Workshop Instructor/Counselor). He is thankful for the many amazing projects and opportunities he’s had in theatre while pursuing his BFA, especially working on this shattering production with this phenomenal team.
Hank Kersten is excited to be working as Technical Director for the first time with Horizon Line Theatre! He has been a scenic carpenter for many shows Michelle Ney has designed, including Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play and Hamlet, both at Texas State University. He would like to thank the rest of the production team for being so lovely to work with, and he extends a special thanks to Nina, Mike, Michael, Holly, and Kayla. Much love."