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Friday, February 23, 2024

The Man Behind the Bar

For National Bartenders Day, we spoke with Travis Matthews, our Food & Beverage Manager on his process of creating specialty cocktails for our productions.

Monday, February 12, 2024

Exploring the Quirks of “The Nerd” Characters

A raucous bunch of characters comes alive in Larry Shue's The Nerd. From the amiable architect to the mysterious titular 'nerd,’ the characters tell a tale of humor, absurdity, and the complexities of human relationships.

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Susan Koozin Reflects on her character in Pictures from Home

We spoke with Houston actor Susan Koozin to reflect on her character Jean Sultan in Pictures from Home. Here is what she had to say! Can you share your initial impressions of the character Jean Sultan when you first read the script for Pictures from Home? When first reading the script, my impressions of Jean were …

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Artistic Director’s Reflections

The Nerd begins performances February 23 through March 3. Get your tickets now!

Friday, February 2, 2024

Creating Costumes from someone’s personal life

By Judith Dolan Costume Designer for Pictures from Home Through a collage of snapshots, home movies, corporate headshots, voice recordings and posed “theatrical” set ups, Sultan questions the boundaries between documentary and fiction. As familial patterns and delicate emotions are revealed and shared, the divide becomes ambiguous. Sultan himself notes that “…the boundaries blur, my …

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Celebrate Black History Month with Resonance of Time: A Journey into Black Resilience

As we step into Black History Month, Alley Theatre and the historic DeLuxe Theatre are teaming up to bring you a powerful production. Resonance of Time celebrates the resilience, struggles, and triumphs of Black communities. This collaboration is more than a play; it’s about honoring a crucial chapter of Black history and culture that resonates …

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Celebrate Black History Month All Over Houston Part 1

Save the date as Houston pays tribute to the trailblazing African American leaders who have shaped the cultural narrative. Whether it’s theatre, music, or book tours, there’s an array of experiences for everyone to enjoy! Read: Celebrate Black History Month All Over Houston Part 2

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Black History Month: Uplifting Powerful Voices

Explore compelling stories that celebrate the African American experience written by some of America’s most influential playwrights. Plays to Read Primary Trust – Eboni BoothKenneth has lived the same routine every day for the past 15 years. During the day, he goes to work at a bookstore; at night, he goes to a tiki bar …

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Celebrate Black History Month All Over Houston Part 2

Save the date as Houston pays tribute to the trailblazing African American leaders who have shaped the cultural narrative. Whether it’s theatre, music, or book tours, there’s an array of experiences for everyone to enjoy! Read: Celebrate Black History Month All Over Houston Part 1

Friday, January 26, 2024

Pictures from Home Comes Back Home

Pictures from Home marks a significant milestone for the Alley. The play began with the initial stages of development in the Alley All New Festival in 2020. Originally envisioned and nurtured within the Alley’s creative embrace, Pictures from Home captivated audiences in the reading. Audiences loved the reading’s blend of humor and reflections on the …