Founded in 2005, Theatre Horizon is an organization presenting plays and musicals in Norristown, PA. In addition to performances at its 120-seat venue, Theatre Horizon offers classes and camps for children, as well as a drama program for individuals on the autism spectrum. The company received American Theatre Wing's National Theatre Company Award in 2017, one of only twelve companies in the nation to be honored with this award from the organization that presents the Tony Awards.
A new comedic musical interrogates cultural narratives about Korean transnational adoption, assimilation, and code-switching. Amanda Morton leads the work’s development, drawing from her own life experiences as an adopted Korean American child raised by white parents, as well as from the stories of other adoptees. Morton co-creates the production with director and writer Matthew Decker, composer Josh Totora, and theater deviser Brenson Thomas.
The total grant amount represents project funding plus an additional 20% in unrestricted general operating support.