Staff

Janinne Chadwick

EXECUTIVE Director
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Janinne oversees LPRT’s annual summer musical production and accompanying programs for younger children and teens. She holds an M.A. in Human Development and is an educator of child, adolescent, and lifespan development at Cabrillo College and California State University, Monterey Bay. She began working with Little People’s Repertory theater 18 years ago, when her children were in the program. Janinne has a background as a singer-songwriter, for the past 15 years she has written original rock musicals for the Little People’s Repertory Theatre summer musical production.

Daria E. Troxell

Director
Daria holds a M.F.A. in Acting from California Institute of the Arts. She has appeared in several local productions, including “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” “August: Osage County,” “Miracle on 34th Street: The Play” (2012), “Harvey,” “A Streetcar Named Desire,” “The Comedy of Errors,’ “Dead Man Walking”, “Angels in America,” and “The Women.” In addition to directing for LPRT she has directed for Actors’ Theatre’s 8 Tens @ 8 Festival, and most recently directed “9 to 5, the Musical” for Mountain Community Theater. She works at UCSC in the Division of Undergraduate Education on special projects.

Eli Triona

Executive Producer

Eli brings a wide variety of skills and expertise to LPRT including artwork, graphic design, marketing and website administration. He has produced many shows for local theatre organizations such as Lupen Productions, Golden Crow Theatre and LPRT. Eli has also acted on stage appearing in “His Girl Friday”, “I’d Rather Be Dead” and the stage adaptation of the film “Oscar” entitled “As You’se Like It”. He is also a singer/songwriter and dabbles in photography.

Gabe House

MUSICAL DIRECTOR
In addition to his work with LPRT, Gabe’s credits as a music director include productions by All About Theatre, Valley Singers, and Santa Cruz Performing Arts. His professional performance and teaching experience covers a vast range of genres including rock, pop, country, gospel, classical, and musical theatre. He enjoys making music with familiar faces and new friends.

Janmarie Silvera

Producer
Costume Coordinator
Janmarie studied theater at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon and at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. She coordinates the work of parent volunteers who help out with all aspects of the production. She brings to LPRT her experience running a successful small business for several years.

Kate Longini Pratt

Producer (Jr Players)
Set Design
Kate has worked for the last six or seven years for LPRT. She has been a house manager, scenic designer and co-producer. She has done scenic design for many other local theater productions and loves the creative, artistic work involved in theater. She is the mother of three beautiful, intelligent and talented daughters. One is a LPRT alumni and RA, one still gets to show her talent on the LPRT stage, and one is the LPRT baby mascot the amazing Lucy Sky! Kate is also a preschool teacher who has worked in the San Lorenzo community for over ten years.

Abby Halper

Costume Coordinator
Assistant Producer
Annex Manager

Abby is a student of Theatre Arts currently studying at Cabrillo College. She is working to transfer to a four-year college and earn a degree in technical theatre. Abby is an LPRT Allum and has been with the program, performing or working, since 2008. She is a Rehearsal Assistant, Costume Coordinator, and a Production Intern. Outside of LPRT, she has worked in many aspects of theatre from costume design to stage management for local companies including Mountain Community Theater, Cabrillo Performing Arts collective, and Theatre in the Mountains.

Jocelyn McMahon

Annex Teacher

Jocelyn received her Bachelor of Arts in Theater at S.F. State University. Since graduating, she has taught at a number of theater companies around the Bay Area including The Rabbit Hole, a S.F. based company for children age 3-10 aimed to spark creativity and imagination though theatrical play, New Conservatory Theater in San Francisco teaching after-school classes for grades K-3, and All About Theater, a non-profit theater company and is dedicated to theatrical training and offers youth and adult productions to the Santa Cruz community. She currently works at a Resident at Hillbrook, an independent JK-8th Grade School in Los Gatos, and directed their 2019 production of Annie. She loves the freedom and exploration that comes with working in the theater and enjoys sharing that with children in a creative environment.