Arts on the Horizon is a non-profit theatre with a specific focus of providing performances and education programs for children 0-6.
Arts on the Horizon's performances are designed to take place in an intimate setting where children not only feel comfortable to learn and explore, but are also an integral part of the performance. We have the utmost respect for children and want, what may be their first theatrical performance, to entertain them, challenge them, spark creativity and enhance the imaginative play in which many children this age engage.
Each education program provides targeted exploration of themes and ideas in order to help children enhance their language development, socialization, and fine and gross motor skills; all within a meaningful, nurturing environment where children can develop their sense of self and increase their knowledge and understanding of the world around them.
Performances & Production History
Our performances are designed to take place in an intimate setting where children not only feel comfortable to learn and explore, but are also an integral part of the performance. All productions are world-premiere productions, which are non-verbal, 30 minutes in length, gently interactive and feature live music. Children sit on the floor close to the stage, so there is less of a divide between the performers and the audience.
Our first show, Drumming with Dishes, was produced in May 2011 and has since been performed on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage and at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, as part of the Ford’s Theatre Lincoln Legacy Project in fall 2011. It has also been selected to be a part of the national One Theatre World festival in Cleveland, OH in May 2013. Our second production, Out of the Box, premiered in March 2012 in Alexandria, VA and then transferred to the Atlas Performing Arts Center for a one-week engagement as part of their Theatre for the Very Young series. The show was remounted las fall, as part of the Kaleidoscope for Kids Festival in Alexandria, VA, and had a repeat engagement at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in November 2012. The Young Spectaculars and the Front Yard Adventure is the company’s third world premiere production, which premiered in February at the Downtown Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA.