Mission Statement

Horizon Youth Theatre provides training for young people in the theatre arts through educational programming  and productions with young people as the performers and technicians.

Theatre productions and educational programming will:

  • teach students about theatre through a variety of styles of quality theatre, exposure to all areas of theatrical artistry, and through top-quality teachers
  • provide a professional atmosphere where quality theatre work is expected, positive theatre traditions are practiced, and respect for all areas of production are insisted upon
  • enable students to assume the many responsibilities of a theatrical production, develop their individual talents, and apply cooperative social skills needed to collaborate in the theatre

History of HYT

The Horizon Youth Theatre was established in 1997 through the combined efforts of Dr. Scott Regan from the Department of Theatre and Film at BGSU, and Dr. JoBeth Gonzalez, from the Bowling Green High School’s Drama Department, working along with a small group of community members.

After Dr. Regan retired, HYT became an entity separate from BGSU and in 2010 partnered with Black Swamp Players.


Charlotte’s Web

How To Eat Like Child
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Inventing Ohio
The Adventures of Dr. Evil (devising class)

The Wizard of Oz
Against All Odds
Sense Cadet
Where Does the Anger Go? (devising class)

The Masque of Beauty and the Beast
Miss Lillian
A Christmas Carol
Aesop’s Fables (devising class)

Alice Through the Looking Glass
The Legend of the Blue Bonnet (devising class)
Tom Sawyer

To Kill a Mocking Bird
House on Pooh Corner
Sun and Moon (devising class)

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
School House Rock
Best Christmas Pageant Ever
How To Eat Like Child
Beauty Through My Eyes (devising class)

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
The Prince with Two Mothers
Into the Woods, Jr.
A Christmas Carol
To Clique or Not to Clique (devising class)

First Annual Talent Show
Little Women: the Early Years
Building Rainbows
Pinocchio (devising class)

Wiley and the Hairy Man
Talent Show
Anne of Green Gables
A Christmas Carol
Sun and Moon
The Incentive (devising class)

Roadrunner’s Dance
Moby Dick
The Keeper of the Coin (devising class)

Cinderella: The World’s Favorite Fairy Tale
The Phantom Tollbooth

The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood
Superpowers, Trilationships and other Nonsense
Alice in Wonderland

2011-2012 Peter Pan
Riddle Me Crazy
Half Moon Investigations
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Mardi Gras Edition

Tales from Five Continents
A Weekend of One Acts

The Colors Started It
One Acts

Charlotte’s Web
One Acts
Once Upon a Mattress

The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet
Little Red Robin Hood
Festival of Shorts

The Great Cross Country Race
The Fabulous Fables of Aesop
Festival of Shorts

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
The Magic Harmonica and Other Fanciful Tales
Festival of Shorts


What we Offer

Summer Workshops
Spring Musical
Fall Show
Winter Show
Winter Workshops
Shakespeare Club: Monthly
Drama Club: Monthly
Script Writer Mentoring
Spring One Acts Show