مشروع "نحن" الكبير

Arte por todos nosotros



THE BIG “US” PROJECT invites children and adults in Houston’s refugee communities to lead the creation of a large-scale performance piece that will be shared with the entire Houston community. You will be working with Houston artists Troy Scheid (theatre), Rachel Dickson (theatre), Neda Khan (visual arts), and Sophia Torres (dance). The performance will be presented in March 2019. This project is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. 

يدعو مشروع "نحن" الكبير الأطفال والبالغين في مجتمعات اللاجئين في هيوستن الى قيادة عملية تقديم أداء واسع النطاق ستتم مشاركته مع مجتمع هيوستن بأكمله. سوف تعمل مع فنانين من هيوستن ، تروي شايد (المسرح) ، وراشيل ديكسون (المسرح) ، ونيدا خان (الفنون البصرية) ، وصوفيا توريس (الرقص). سيتم عرض الأداء في مارس 2019 ونود الإشارة بأن العائلة والأصدقاء مرحب بهم للإنضمام. جزء من هذا المشروع تم تمويله من مدينة هيوستن من خلال تحالف هيوستن للفنون.

El proyecto "Arte por todos nosotros/THE BIG "US" PROJECT" invita a niños y adultos en las comunidades de refugiados en Houston a guiar la creación de una obra de arte de gran escala que sea compartida con la comunidad de Houston. Trabajarás con artistas de Houston Troy Scheid (teatro), Rachel Dickson (teatro), Neda Khan (artes visuales) y Sophia Torres (baile). La obra se presentará en marzo de 2019, amigos y familiares están invitados a asistir. Este proyecto es financiado en parte por la Ciudad de Houston a través de Houston Arts Alliance.

這個項目要幫助在休斯頓難民群體中的小孩和大人創造一篇大規模的表演作品。如果您是難民或想要幫助難民,歡迎您報名!您將跟休斯頓的藝術大師們 Troy Scheid (戲劇), Rachel Dickson (戲劇), Neda Khan (視覺藝術), 和 Sophia Torres (舞蹈) 在一起創造這篇作品。我們將在2019年3月進行表演。歡迎您的家人和朋友都來看!此项目的资助部分来源于休斯敦市休斯敦艺术联盟

Dự án BIG "US" kính mời quí vị trong cộng đồng tị nạn Houston hợp tác lãnh đạo việc xây dựng một chương trình văn nghệ qui mô để chia xẻ với toàn bộ cộng đồng Houston.Quí vị sẽ có cơ hội làm việc với các nghệ sĩ tại Houston như kịch sĩ Troy Scheid, kịch sĩ Rachel Dickson, nghệ sĩ Neda Khan, vũ sư  Sophia Torres. Chương trình văn nghệ dự trù vào tháng 3 năm 2019.  Chúng tôi hoan nghênh sự tham dự của quí vị cùng gia đình và bạn bè.Dự án nầy được tài trợ 1 phần bởi thành phố Houston qua Houston Arts Alliance .

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You.  Refugees, families, and everyone: This is an opportunity to share your story with all of Houston through performance, art, and music. We are here to listen. All ages, backgrounds, cultures, religions are welcome. Beginners welcome. Master artists welcome.


Rachel Dickson is the founding artistic director of Driven Theater Company (DTC) whose focus is issue-driven experiences designed to empower, connect and entertain diverse audiences for the purpose of healthy development of all participants.  She is able to explore issues more holistically, having secured her Master of Fine Arts in Acting from The University of Illinois and Master of Social Work from University of Houston.  Some issues explored by DTC include political views, family dynamics, homelessness, mental illness, self-identity, technology infusion, and intergenerational issues. The company frequently hosts an exciting summer program for youth that allows them to determine the relevant topic(s), select the genre(s), create the piece(s) and serve as administrators in the process of touring to other youth groups.  DTC has also shared a process with conferences including the 2015 Lone Star College Economic Inequality and Community Engagement Conference. Rachel also serves the Houston arts community as an actor, director, playwright, dramaturg, educator, producer and artistic consultant.  She has worked with various theatres including The Ensemble Theatre, The Alley Theatre, Main Street Theater, Stages Repertory Theatre, Landing Theatre Company, Interactive Theatre Company and Wordsmyth Theatre.  She has worked with all ages from Kindergarten to adult, from all works of life, in a variety of settings, teaching a wide range of topics from mathematics to theatre. 


Neda Khan is an art educator, student mentor, artist, and graphic designer. Neda has been the visual art teacher for Houston ISD’s DeBakey High School for Health Professions since 2012 where she designed and created several large-scale murals for the campus. She was selected as the Teacher of the Year and district finalist in 2017. In her previous position as the art teacher at Frank Black Middle School, she was selected as the school’s Teacher of the Month, Houston ISD’s Outstanding Asian Teacher of the Year 2011, as well as Teacher of the Year and district finalist in 2012. She received a Fund For Teachers Fellowship and traveled to Italy and Greece to study classical and contemporary European art and architecture. She has presented workshops in visual art to educators at the local and national level, and has developed curricula for visual art, art history, and arts integration. As a freelance graphic designer, her clients have included international corporations and local businesses. She has also created artwork and illustrations for books. She is fluent in English and Urdu, and holds a B.A. in Fine Arts and Art Education with a minor in Art History from the University of Houston.


Troy Scheid is the founder of Brave Little Company – Theatre for Everyone, which creates and performs plays about, with, and for children and their grown-ups. Now in its fifth season, Brave Little Company received a grant from the Children’s Theatre Foundation of America to create Grandpa’s Garden, an interactive, musical science and history class taught by characters. Troy’s directorial work includes several regional and world premieres at Main Street Theater, Houston Grand Opera, the Ensemble Theatre, Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre Company, Classical Theatre Company, and The Landing Theatre Company, among others, and appeared in the New York New Works Theatre Festival (semi-finalist), the NYC Midtown International Theatre Festival, and the Rhinoceros Theatre Festival (Chicago). A theatre educator with over 16 years’ experience, she co-founded Peer-to-Peer Shakespeare at Main Street Theater, helping incarcerated youth find their creative voice. At Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, her students devised the immersive piece Café Red to explore experiences of bigotry, and later performed in the Houston Fringe Festival. She recently studied with Oily Cart, a London-based theatre creating theatrical experiences for children with complex disabilities, and at Lincoln Center Education as part of the 2018 Big Umbrella Festival, creating theatre for special populations. In 2017, she received an award from the Darfurian Association of Greater Houston for collaborating with the refugee community on the Landing Theatre’s production of In Darfur.  She is a graduate of HSPVA, Rice University, and Rice’s Leadership Institute for Non-Profit Executives. She is an associate member of SDC, the union for professional directors and choreographers in the United States. 



Sophia L. Torres is Founder and Artistic Director of Psophonia Dance Company.  She has choreographed numerous works under Psophonia and has received awards and recognition for her innovative choreography. Since its inception, Psophonia has been committed to providing quality arts in education programming. Through community partnerships with Young Audiences of Houston, Target, Houston ISD, Harris County Department of Education, and H-E-B, and grants received from the Houston Arts Alliance, Psophonia has presented performances, workshops, and residencies aimed at improving education, fostering children's creativity, encouraging lifelong participation in the arts, and increasing appreciation for the community's diverse cultural heritage. Psophonia has collaborated with local artists and art organizations including Doctors’ Orchestra of Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, METdance, musical ensemble Chaski, and AURA Contemporary Ensemble. Torres’ work with Psophonia has been presented at Miller Outdoor Theatre, Cincy Fringe Festival, 254 Dance Festival, Brazos Contemporary Dance Festival, Southwestern University, Bethell Hall, St. David's Episcopal Church and Performing Arts Center, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Main Street Theater, and several Houston colleges and universities. She also created choreography for Psophonia to perform at the 2017 Superbowl LI - Houston LIVE Event at Discovery Green. Torres has performed with several outstanding companies and worked with talented choreographers including Bill T. Jones, Susan Marshall, Stephan Koplowitz and Karen Stokes. Torres has taught at the University of Houston, University of St. Thomas and Houston Community College. 


CHAT - Culture of Health Advancing Together

Texan-French Alliance for the Arts

Alliance for Multicultural Community Services

KIPP Connect Middle School

Darfurian Association of Greater Houston

PEACE Gallery


Does your organization serve Houston's refugee communities, and would you like to partner with us? Please email 


THE BIG "US" PROJECT is an initiative of Brave Little Company - Theatre for Everyone. 


Press Release: Brave Little Company announces THE BIG "US" PROJECT

Press Release: THE BIG “US” PROJECT announces March 9 performances

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For translation help, we'd like to thank Jazmine Blas, Martha Diaz, Alexander Le, Mai Hong Le, Andy Neilson, Mohammed Manasrah, Lộc Phạm, and Elizabeth Urban. 

THE BIG "US" PROJECT is funded in part by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.

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