creating entertainment. innovating minds. moving generations.
Founded in 2016, 1989 Dreams Productions is a Houston-based multimedia production company. We specialize in creating entertainment, innovating minds, and moving generations through the work we present. With years of experience in theatre, film, radio and television, podcast, workshops, and production assistance we continue to prove to be leaders in the arts community.
Harold JAY Trotter
Chief creative director
Harold JAY Trotter is a performer, writer, director, and clinician originally from San Diego, California. While in California he was given the opportunity to perform in Los Angeles, Burbank, New York City and aboard in The Czech Republic, Prague, Germany, and Austria. He studied Music Performance and Theatre at Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana. In 2013 he moved to Houston, Texas and began a career in education and the performing arts. As an actor he's starred in plays and musicals including Driving Miss Daisy with the Tapestry Players which landed him the 2018 Houston Broadway World Award for Best Actor. As a clinician he's taught acting classes in Houston, Dallas, Chicago, and more. He's currently the resident acting instructor at the Houston branch of Nine9. In 2020, Harold released his debut single "I Believe" featuring acclaimed singer, Nakitta Foxx. With several awards accredited to him as a playwright and director, Harold continues to extend his brand by living by the 1989 Dreams mission of creating entertainment, innovating minds, and moving generations through the work we present.
Vice President of Content Development
Creating content for film and television has been the driving force behind Rico's career. As VP of Content he contributes to development of new projects.
education infusion coordinator
The Urban Arts Academy is a non-profit theatre infusion program we offer. Jazz Thomas leads all educational and childhood development for this area,