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.