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WELCOME


Brave Little Company is theatre for everyone. We create works about, with, and for kids and their grown-ups, reflecting Houston’s diversity and empowering children to create art on their own. 

For the first time, we are producing two plays in a season - Cenicienta and Grandpa's Garden. Grandpa's Garden will be funded in part by a grant from the Children's Theatre Foundation of America! Read on for more.

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WELCOME


Brave Little Company is theatre for everyone. We create works about, with, and for kids and their grown-ups, reflecting Houston’s diversity and empowering children to create art on their own. 

For the first time, we are producing two plays in a season - Cenicienta and Grandpa's Garden. Grandpa's Garden will be funded in part by a grant from the Children's Theatre Foundation of America! Read on for more.

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Cenicienta

by Rupert Reyes and Caroline Reck (Sept. – Dec. 2017)

In this one-woman adaptation of the Cinderella fairy tale, a young girl named Belinda is bullied by her stepsisters for speaking English and Spanish. Instead of being invited to the party they are throwing, Belinda has to stay in the basement to fetch the party dresses and iron the napkins.  When she begins to tell herself a traditional Cinderella tale using everyday objects as the characters, Belinda’s active imagination and love of poetry help her write a different ending to her own story.

This award-winning play, easily understood by speakers of English and Spanish, was originally produced in 2015 by Teatro Vivo and ZACH Theatre in Austin, Texas.

Brittny Bush in Brave Little Company's upcoming production of Grandpa's Garden

Grandpa's garden

COMING SOON

Grandpa’s Garden will be created this fall in a theatre residency that allows for collaboration among actors, educators, and children. This unusual partnership will lead to the final script, a Spring 2018 touring production, and theatre-based extension activities in science for classroom teachers.


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Book Now


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BRING A PERFORMANCE TO YOUR SCHOOL OR LIBRARY

Brave Little Company is proud to tour through Young Audiences of Houston. You can find information about this production and many other theatre, dance, music, and visual art tours and residencies at www.yahouston.org

What kids are saying! (Link to Gallery of Images)

What teachers are saying: 

"We truly enjoyed having Brave Little Company and their performance of Bravo, Chico Canta! Bravo! come to Scarborough Elementary. From the moment the children were invited through the mouse door, you captured their curiosity and excitement. The performance was totally engaging and interactive. The students enjoyed the music and humor. Congratulations on your bilingual adaptation of a wonderful story....We look forward to further partnerships with your company."

"Frankenshop was funny and engaging and the students loved it. The program inspired students to use their imagination for creative writing, developing story ideas, pretend play, and utilizing recycled materials to create. This will be helpful for writing and making the Texas requirements for story writing at school."

Young Audiences of Houston
Contact Vicky Vargas, YAH Program Manager
713.520.9267 or vicky@yahouston.org
 www.yahouston.org

 

PUBLIC PERFORMANCES

There are no public performances scheduled at this time

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About the Artists


About the Artists


Jazmine blas

actor, Cenicienta

Jazmine Blas is a graduate of The High School for Performing and Visual Arts, where she studied musical theatre. Her recent credits include Snoopy in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Pasadena Little Theatre), Chico Canta in Bravo Chico Canta! Bravo! (Brave Little Company), Kid Agent in Under Seige! (Children's Museum of Houston), ensemble in The University of Tamarie (The Catastrophic Theater), and Conchita in Anna in the Tropics (HSPVA). This is her second show with Brave Little Company! She is happy to be back.

BRITTNY BUSH

actor collaborator, Grandpa's Garden

Brittny has performed with many Houston companies including Classical Theatre Company, Cone Man Running, Boiling Point Players, Main Street Theater, Mildred’s Umbrella, and InterACTive Theater. Brittny is a teaching artist with Main Street Theater and the Hope Stone Project. She is a native Houstonian with a BA in Theatre from the University of Houston.

LISA FELSKE

extension activities designer, Grandpa's Garden

Lisa is the curriculum director for science at the Teaching and Learning Center at Harris County Department of Education. She holds a bachelor's degree in biology and master's degree in teaching, both from Rice University. She was awarded a Leadership in Education award from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997 and was named Houston ISD's Outstanding Young Educator in 1996-1997.

DANNY RUSSO

artist collaborator, Grandpa's Garden

Danny is a native of Houston, Texas, where he makes his career as a visual artist. Educated in Houston schools, he received a BFA in art from the University of Houston. He teaches art through Young Audiences of Houston. In addition to drawing and painting, Danny is experienced in sculpture, serigraphy, papier-maché, and theatrical stage design and building. Being environmentally conscious, he works with materials that are safe for the user and the environment.

Troy Scheid

director collaborator

The founding director of Brave Little Company, Troy most recently directed in a word at Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre Company and In Darfur at the Landing Theatre Company. Her work includes numerous productions at Main Street Theater, including two world premieres by Y York, …and L.A. Is Burning and Woof; the regional premieres of Liz Duffy Adams’s Or, and Paula Vogel’s A Civil War Christmas, and many Theater for Youth productions; Wordsmyth; Classical Theatre Company (The Speckled Band: An Adventure of Sherlock Holmes – World Premiere Adaptation); Texas Repertory Theatre Company; Black Lab Theatre (Chinglish – Regional Premiere); Opera Vista (Houdini the Great – American Premiere); and the Houston Fringe Festival. She has also directed works at the New York City International Fringe Festival and the NYC Midtown International Theatre Festival. She is a graduate of HSPVA and of Rice University. A theatre educator with over 14 years’ experience, she recently participated in London theatre company Oily Cart’s “Creating with the Cart,” an intensive program about creating interactive, transformative theatrical experiences for audiences with complex learning difficulties.

 

RODRICK RANDALL

music collaborator, Grandpa's Garden

Rodrick Randall is a native Houstonian who has been active the Houston Theatre Scene since 2009. As an actor and musician, he has performed with theatre companies such as Main Street Theater, Queensbury Theatre, Obsidian Theater, Ensemble Theatre, Bayou City Concert Musicals, Express Children’s Theatre, Masquerade Theater, Dionysus Theatre and Interactive Theater Company. He is a graduate of Sam Houston State University with a BFA - Acting/ Directing and has played the guitar since 2008. When he is not performing, Rodrick can be found backstage doing wardrobe for companies like Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera or Broadway Across America. He is also a proud member of the Theatrical Wardrobe Union - IATSE Local 896 - Houston/Galveston area.

RICHARD SOLIS

props designer, Cenicienta

Richard Solis is an actor, props designer, and teaching artist with over 25 years of experience in each. He is a founding company member of the original Magik Theatre in San Antonio under the direction of Richard Rosen, from 1993 - 2002 and 2011 - 2017. He worked at Houston's Main Street Theater as properties master, actor, and educator from 2002-2011. Richard's acting and stagecraft work has also been seen at Houston Shakespeare Festival and Children's Theatre Festival, Dionysus Theatre, Theatre New West, Talento Bilingüe de Houston, InterActive Theatre, Express Children's Theatre, Dallas Children's Theatre (National Touring Company), San Antonio Symphony, San Antonio Shakespeare Festival, Classic Theatre of San Antonio, and Woodlawn Pointe.

...ANd others to be announced! 

Artist Advisory Group

Jodi Bobrovsky
Rachel H. Dickson
Jonathan Gonzalez
Ryan McGettigan
Zack Varela