Tickets & Events

New Horizon Theater Inc. presents “de Moor”

Presented by New Horizon Theater Inc

Written & Directed by Layon Gray

Friday, October 29

Saturday, October 30
3:00pm & 7:30pm

Sunday, October 31

Kelly Strayhorn Theater | 5941 Penn Ave.

Updated KST COVID-19 policies  


Did you know there was a black knight at King Arthur’s roundtable?

As part of their 30th Anniversary season, New Horizon Theater Inc is proud to present de MOOR, written and directed by Layon Grey. De Moor a story of Sir Morein, a black knight and his plight with King Arthur and his knights of the round table’s quest for the mythical Holy Grail, the cup from which Jesus drank at the Last Supper.


New Horizon Theater, Inc. (NHT) was founded with the mission to bring to the greater Pittsburgh area consistent, high-quality cultural events, reflecting the African-American points of view, and to provide an ongoing venue for ethnic writers and performers to further their professional development.


Layon Gray has spent more than two decades writing, directing and developing stage plays  and films that reflect a wide array of cultural movements. A native of Louisiana, Gray moved to Los Angeles in 2000 and quickly ascended as one of the city’s premiere  playwrights earning more than 60 nominations and awards for his works. Among the  honors are: 2019 Detroit Distinguished Playwright Award, 2018 Miami Carbonell  Awards (Best Director, Best Ensemble, Best Production for his play Kings of Harlem)  2016 Broadway League Fellowship Honor, 2012 NYC Inspire Award, 2012, Al Sharpton  Man of Vision Award, 2012 PCTF Award (Best Director) 2010 NY AUDELCO Award  (Achievement Award for Excellence); 2009 NAACP Award (Best Ensemble Award); 2009 Hollywood ADA Award (Best  Ensemble Award); 2008 MATCH-LIFE Artist of the Year; 2007 NAACP Award (Best  Producer, Best Play); 2007 MITF Award (Best Play, Best Writer, Best Director, Best  Producer); 2006 NAACP Award (Best Play); 2005 Hollywood ADA Award (Best Play); 2004 Hollywood ADA Award (Best Play, Best Writer, Best Director); and 2003 Los  Angeles MADDY Award (Best Play, Best Writer, Best Director, Best Ensemble). Black  Angels Over Tuskegee, his play about the Tuskegee Airmen, ran Off-Broadway for  eleven year and is in development for a Broadway transfer 2022/23. The film versions  of Kings Of Harlem, and Cowboy are both in early development as feature films. His  two man play about Richard Pryor and Redd Foxx titled Foxx/Pryor will debut Off – Broadway fall 2022. Follow Layon on instagram @LayonGray. For more information  on Layon’s work log on to 


Kenneth Browning is an actor and SAG-AFTRA member from NYC. He has  appeared in a number of independent films, tv shows and music videos. A list of which  can be found on He is also a 2017AUDELCO Award winner for his  portrayal of Sterling Johnson in Black Spectrum Theatre’s production of August Wilson’s  Two Trains Running. He can currently be seen in Layon Gray’s Black Angels Over  Tuskegee. More info @, you can follow him on Instagram  @kenneththeone




Lamar K. Cheston is a New York City native, spiritually grounded at New Life  Cathedral under the leadership of Arch Bishop Robert J. Rochford, and daily meditates  on the scripture “the Lord will perfect that which concerneth me.” (Pslam 138:8) Off Broadway Credits: Kings of Harlem, This Stretch of Montpelier (Best Actor Nominee),  Most Dangerous Man in America (Audelco Award Nominee). Regional: The Music Man,  ASOLO Repertory, One Night in Miami (City Theatre), Byhalia, Mississippi (Best Actor,  Carnegie Stage), Pipeline (Horizon Theatre), Romeo and Juliet, and Oedipus (PICT  Classic Theatre). In addition, he has been in a number of commercial, television, and  independent film projects. He thanks his family, mentor, and fraternity brothers for their  continued support, and leaves you with the statement, “if there is no struggle, there is  no progress.” (Frederick Douglass, 1895)  



Thaddeus Daniels  is a native of Wilmington, NC. Born into a military family, he  grew up traveling abroad, eventually attending college at UNC – Chapel Hill. A New  Yorker now, Thaddeus has performed in many theater productions there and nationally. Cherished productions include, God, the Crackhouse and the Devil with Circle Rep at  La Mama, Same Train at St. Marks Theatre, Before It Hits Home at the National Black  Theatre Festival Some TV/film credits: SVU. 




David Roberts is an AUDELCO award winner for Best Dramatic Lead In A  Play. He has starred in Orange Is The New Black, The Blacklist, Daredevil, Wu-Tang:  The American Saga, FBI: Most Wanted, Blue Bloods, & the off-Broadway sensation,  Layon Gray’s Black Angels Over Tuskegee.