Company History

Theatre Horizon is a professional theatre company in Hong Kong. Founded in 2006 by theatre veteran Chan Chu-hei, who has been Artistic Director of the company since its establishment, it is one of the few theatre companies in Hong Kong with a focus on performance research, investigating different performance systems and dramatic styles, and the theories and concepts involved. It works with the belief that theatre mirrors life and society. In the vastness of the realm of theatre, it aims to explore all possibilities in theatre performance. Director Chan Chu-hei was awarded Best Director by the 4th Hong Kong Theatre Libre. Au Bord de la Vie was awarded Best Overall Performance.

Awards and Nominations 
2018 Century-old Dreams of a Fishing Harbour - Episode III. The Awakening
(漁港夢百年第三部曲「大夢初醒」)
 
Award Won: Outstanding Leading Actress (Chan Wing-shuen) by the 10th Hong Kong Theatre Libre.
Nomination: Distinct Actor (Max Lee) by the 10th Hong Kong Theatre Libre.
Nomination: Best Overall Performance by the 10th Hong Kong Theatre Libre.

2017 Peer Gynt 《 培爾‧金特》 Award Won: Best Set Design (Vanessa Suen Wing Kwan) by the 27th Hong Kong Drama Awards.
  Nomination:  Best Original Score (Brian Ting) by the 27th Hong Kong Drama Awards.

Beyond the Horizon
(天邊外)
 
Award Won: Outstanding Lead Actor (Lau Chun Him) by the 9th Hong Kong Theatre Libre.
Nomination:  Distinct Actress (Au Yin Man) by the 9th Hong Kong Theatre Libre.
Nomination: Performer of the Year (Lau Chun Him) by IATC(HK) Critics Award 2017

2016 The Black and the Blue of a Man
(李逵的藍與黑 - 東北村落版)
Nomination: Best Director (Chan Chu Hei) by the 9th Hong Kong Theatre Libre.
 
 
  Theatre Horizon continued to be grantee of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. 劇團2016-18年獲香港藝術發展局 再次成為兩年資助團體。
 
  Century-old Dreams of a Fishing Harbour - Episode II. Nightmares
(漁港夢百年第二部曲「噩夢連場」)
 
Award Won: Distinct Actor (Nicholas Atkinson) by the 8th Hong Kong Theatre Libre.
    Nomination: Best Director (Chan Chu Hei) by the 8th Hong Kong Theatre Libre.

2015 The Garden Party (North-east Village Version) (花園宴會東北村落版) Nomination: Best Performance by the 8th Hong Kong Theatre Libre.
  Nomination: Distinct Actor (Karley Ng) by the 8th Hong Kong Theatre Libre.
 
  The Lu-tings (盧亭) Nomination: Best Non-English Show by The Hecklers Award.
Nomination: Best Original Work (Wong Kwok Kui) by The Hecklers Award.

2014 Theatre Horizon became a two-year grantee supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

2013 Theatre Horizon became a one-year grantee supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

2012 French Kiss (法吻) Award Won: Best Lead Actor (Emotion Cheung) by the 21st Hong Kong
Drama Awards.
Award Won: 10 Most Popular Drama Productions
Nomination: Best Overall Performance by the 21st Hong Kong Drama Awards.
  Nomination: Best Director (Chan Chu Hei) by the 21st Hong Kong Drama Awards.

2011 Au Bord de la Vie (生死界) Award Won: Best Director (Chan Chu Hei) by the 4th Hong Kong Theatre Libre.
Award Won: Best Overall Performance by the 4th Hong Kong Theatre Libre.

2010 Winds of Change (變天 Theatre Horizon was named one of “5 most watchable Hong Kong theater companies” by CNNgo.com.  http://goo.gl/2Dm5jO  
Defiance (焚城令) Nomination: Best Sound Design (Chan Wai-fat) by the 19th Hong Kong Drama Awards.
2009

2009 《月季與蘠薇》(transliterally, Rose and Rose) Award Won: Best Director (Chan Chu Hei) by the 2nd Hong Kong Theatre Libre.
Award Won: Best Lead Actresses (Zip Ho and Oggy Ho) by the 2nd Hong Kong Theatre Libre.irector
Nomination: Best Playwright (Wong Kwok Kui) by the 2nd Hong Kong Theatre Libre.

Company Prospect


Theatre Horizon believes that Art should be like air, water and earth that common folks can enjoy. We will continue to let theatre be like a mirror to our lives, making work that communicates with and gives pleasure to the common people.

We also believe that Theatre can change the world and make it better and more beautiful. We insist that a theatre work, apart from gratifying senses, should be able to stimulate the mind of the audience who would reflect on life and society after experiencing the work. And for this, Theatre Horizon will continue to produce thought provoking theatre work.

At the same time, Theatre Horizon will continue to take up responsibilities to train the younger generation of professional theatre practitioners. With the 'World Theatre Workshop Series' and other innovative projects, Theatre Horizon will collaborate with experienced theatre artists from Hong Kong and other parts of the world to guide the young artists to search for their own artistic directions.

In recent years, Hong Kong has seen many theatre productions. There have been quite a lot of training programmes for aspiring local playwrights and actors and yet there were not enough new directors to cope with the rapid development. Theatre Horizon saw this and launched the 'Walking with Up-and-coming Directors Scheme' and the 'New Directors' Movement'. The former gives local theatre professional actors and directors a chance to participate theatre productions of different styles and nature, the latter provides a practical platform for new directors to work with a theatre classic and present it on the stage of a medium-sized theatre.

 

Board of Directors
Chairman Dr Wong Kwok-kui (University Assistant Professor and Playwright)
Board Members Mr Sean Kwan(Veteran Performing Arts Practitioner)
Mr Oliver Leung (Associate Director of a Public I.T. Company)
Mr Christopher Mok (Architectural Lighting Consultant)  
  Ms Nancy Chui (Arts and Cultural Events Promoter)
   
Artistic Director Mr Chan Chu-hei
   
 Executive Manager and Resident Choreographer Ms Julia Mok
   
Art Administration Intern Ms Keness Ling
   
Stage Management & Technical Intern Ms Cheng Chim Chu, Judy
   
   
 
 
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