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Andres Garza is the type of person that would give you two thumbs up for any performance, if only he wasn’t missing one of those thumbs. Raised in the great little nowhere that is Kyle, Texas, he attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he earned a BFA in Drama and two minors in Creative Writing and Child Psychology. While at Tisch, he acted in numerous productions at the Stella Adler Studio, including a traveling production of A Midsummer Nights dream that was taken
to schools and prisons across the city. He also has served on many writing teams, premiering “Safety Net” at Tisch with Playwright Young Jean Lee and “Graphite” at Theater for a New City with the incredible Affirmation Theater Company. He is excited to share this piece with you, so much so that he probably won’t sleep the night before.
Liz Kurtz is a playwright currently studying Dramatic Writing at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and has had her work performed in the 2019 NY Summerfest, been published in Scholastic Magazine, and nationally recognized for her poetry and prose. She's very excited to now have her first full length play performed by Little and Fierce Theatre Company!
Qu'Raun Scott-McKoy is currently a student at NYU Tisch School of the Arts pursuing a B.F.A degree in Film and TV. She is a director, actor, and animator, who has always had a passion for theater and storytelling. She is so excited to be co-directing with her long time collaborator, Liz Kurts. You can check out some of her most recent work at quraunscottmckoy.wixsite.com/videographer.
Kelsey Sullivan is a junior at NYU Tisch studying Dramatic Writing. A playwright/librettist, Kelsey's love for the weird and unexplainable has driven her to develop a distinctively disgusting voice. As a female absurdist, she uses her work to discuss the undiscussable- specifically in the realm of love, sex, and intimacy- hoping not only to make people laugh (and groan), but also to start a dialogue about the weird shit that we all experience but pretend not to.
Siena Tipton is a 20 year old, third year student at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study with NYU studying "Burlesque: The History of Entertainment and Parody." She has been extensively involved in theatre as an actor, director, accompanist, makeup artist, costume designer, and producer. Siena specializes in burlesquing history, creating immersive and luminous theatrical pieces meant to highlight the absurd with a touch of abundant excess. She aims to create space within stage (and now zoom) productions that caters to those wishing to experience the comical and the absurd.
Emma Mueller (she/her) is an actress, writer, and teaching artist in NYC who is ecstatic and grateful to be spearheading the multi-hyphenate project of her dreams!! Emma holds a BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a minor in Applied Theatre. Emma has starred in several of her own works, including stage play Taboo (Olivia) and short films Antonia and Vinyasa Flow. Stage credits include Twelfth Night Devised (Viola & Company), Hamlet (Gravedigger), Our Lady of 121st Street (Sonia). This fall,
Emma partook in Workshop Theater’s Writer’s Intensive, and is thrilled to be debuting her work standby/go with the Tisch Fringe Festival. Emma is also a co-founder of Little & Fierce Theatre Company, an educational Shakespeare theater company dedicated to bringing the Bard to people throughout NYC.
Maiya Pascouche (she/her) is a theater director-actor-adaptor. Originally from Connecticut, she has found her true home in the multifarious neighborhoods of New York City. Her work strives to challenge the heterotypical, male driven narrative commonly found in a theatrical setting by placing women and LGBT+ characters at the forefront of her pieces. She continues to test the boundaries of theatricality through sonic and gestural world building to serve these narratives. The best collaborative
work would not exist without a team of brilliant makers with a collective unquenchable need for truth and empathy. It is the vulnerable act of making theater that keeps her alive.
Connor McKenna is a Seattle-born playwright currently living and studying in New York. He is a current junior at NYU Tisch in the Dramatic Writing program pursuing a BFA, as well as a BA in Linguistics. Connor is also one of the current co-presidents of the Broke People Play Festival at NYU.
Molly Conklin is incredibly elated and thankful for her first endeavor with Little & Fierce Theatre Company! She is a current senior BA Theatre Arts major at SUNY Fredonia, so she's gearing up for graduation and the industry. Molly is excited to share the world Connor Mckenna, Aztec's playwright, has created and for audience's to get to know these amusing and quirky characters. Thank you to Emma, Danielle and Connor for allowing her to be part of the CREATE experience!
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