Troy Scheid most recently directed In Darfur at the Landing Theatre Company and Mockingbird at Main Street Theater. 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). She also directed Houston playwright Crystal Rae’s play Lamariya as part of the New York Midtown International Theatre Festival in 2016. As a mentor-director of student writers and performers, she has worked for Main Street Theater as Education Director, the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and the Alley Theatre’s Houston Young Playwrights Exchange. She is the founder of Brave Little Company – Theatre for Everyone, which creates and performs plays about, for, and with children and their grown-ups. She is a graduate of HSPVA and of Rice University. She also studied at the University of Houston School of Theatre and received a certificate with distinction from the Leadership Institute for Non-Profit Executives at Rice’s Center for Philanthropy. 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.