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The founding director of Brave Little Company, Troy has worked with Black Lab Theatre (regional premiere, David Henry Hwang's Chinglish), Classical Theatre Company, Texas Repertory Theatre Company, the Landing Theatre Company, Opera Vista, Prague Shakespeare Festival, Theatre Collide, and Main Street Theater, where among numerous projects she has directed two world premieres by Y York, and L.A. Is Burning and Woof. As a mentor/director of student writers, she has worked with the Alley Theatre's Houston Young Playwrights Exchange and the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Troy is a theatre educator with over fourteen years' experience. She is a graduate of Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and of Rice University and participated in the 2015 Creating with the Cart program with London's Oily Cart and Rose Bruford College.

Kristy Lozano grew up by the border to Mexico in Brownsville, Texas. She can proudly speak Spanish fluently. Kristy Lozano is a Senior Musical Theatre Major at Sam Houston State University. She has been in three productions at Sam Houston State University, including Our Lady of 121st Street as Norca (directed by Patrick Person) and The Government Inspector as Grusha (directed by David A McTier). Kristy Lozano was also an ensemble member in the production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at The Camille PlayHouse in Brownsville.

Jeana Magallón is a graduate of the University of Houston’s School of Theatre and Dance where she received her B.F.A. in Theatre. She is a co-founder of an all-female based media production company called Says Who? Productions and is a local actress, director, and writer in the great city of Houston. Most recent professional credits include Massacre (Sing for your Children) at The Alta Arts, HITOUCH at Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company and in Secret Lies of the Gossip Teen, a comedy webseries she also co-produces with her company Says Who? Productions. Other professional credits include Euthanasia: An Almost Musical at Wordsmyth Theatre Co., Body of Christie, and Inner View for Stages Repertory Theater's Sin Muros: A Latinx Play Festival (2021 and 2022), The Future is F****d at TEATRX, Lysistrata at the Classical Theatre Company, The Polar Express, an immersive show at the Galveston Railroad Museum, and in Missing From the Museum and First Day Nueva Escuela, new works with Brave Little Company where she is a resident actor and teaching artist. Jeana has new works with The Quarantine Series, an online play reading series,
and with Theatre 66’s NEOS 2020 Showcase hosted at the Alley Theatre. She also directed a condensed version of Rajiv Joseph’s Guards at The Taj for a directing class showcase at the University of Houston.
Jeana’s short play, Daphne in the Laurel Tree, was featured in the NEOS 2018 Showcase as well as The Quarantine Series in 2020. Some of her other works have been seen in the University of Houston’s 10 Minute Play Festivals. Some of her favorite UH acting credits include FuenteOvejuna, Broken Horizon, Man and Superman, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Mr. Marmalade, and The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls.

Crystal Rae is a Houston-based playwright and performer who hails from Chicago. In addition to working with the brilliant people at Brave Little Company she’s been seen on the Houston stages of The Ensemble Theatre, Theatre Under The Stars, Main Street Theater, Queensbury Theatre and Dirt Dog Theatre Co., to name a few. As a producer-playwright-performer, two of her scripts, Daniel’s Having a Baby and Lamariya were chosen for the Midtown International Theatre Festival in New York. Daniel’s Having a Baby was awarded honorable mention in that festival. In 2017, a twenty-minute version of her one-woman show, then titled Warts And All, was accepted into the New York New Works Festival with performances at the Duke Theatre. Now titled Nearest the Broken, 2018 saw the full-length version chosen for artistic festivals at The Ensemble Theatre in Houston and Rhino Fest in Chicago. Lions, another one-woman jaunt, premiered and won first place at the Houston Play on Purpose Festival. Her newest published work, Tied: A One-Man Play, is available wherever books are sold.

Gigi Fiori was born and raised in Los Angeles, but she has resided in Houston since 2007. She graduated from the University of Houston in December 2022 with a BS in Psychology and BS in Religious Studies.

Najeebullah Besmil is from Afghanistan where he studied Business Administration. He is a teaching artist with Brave Little Company.

Alex Kerry is a Houston native pursuing a degree in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Houston. In addition to his studies, Alex has performed in a number of roles in shows. He has worked as a teaching artist in refugee camps in the Middle East, as well as with Brave Little Company as a teaching artist.


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Preview Video: Wooden O

First Day, Nueva Escuela - Trailer

Missing from the Museum is an unprecedented co-production involving four theatres across the United

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Wooden O: An Interactive Shakespeare Adventure for Ages 3-5 (Performance)


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Wooden O: An Interactive Shakespeare Adventure for Ages 3 - 5 (Performance)

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Wooden O: An Interactive Shakespeare Adventure for Ages 3 - 5 (Performance)


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Wooden O: An Interactive Shakespeare Adventure for Ages 3 - 5 (Performance)


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First Day, Nueva Escuela (Performance)


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First Day, Nueva Escuela (Performance) photo is by Alan Nguyen. The actors are Elissa Cuellar as Xio


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CC Guide: First Day, Nueva School

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CC Guide: Missing from the Museum

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CC Guide: Wooden O

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