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Friday, July 19, 2024

Reflections on Summer Chills – Q&A with Alley Theatre’s Resident Acting Company

To celebrate 30 years of Summer Chills, we chatted with the Resident Acting Company performing in AND THEN THERE WERE NONE about what this Houston and Alley staple means to them. Here's what they had to say!

Friday, June 28, 2024

Behind the Scenes with Christie DeBacker

reparations for Summer Chills are in full swing! The Alley's Assistant Charge Scenic Artist, Christie, DeBacker, gives an exclusive first look at the set and designs for And Then There Were None.

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Simultaneous Spanish Translations

It’s a familiar formula: in the wake of its success, a great work of theatre is adapted for the screen.

Friday, May 3, 2024

Painting the Wall of Jane Eyre

Painting the Paneled Wall Mural for John Coyne’s Scenic Design for Jane Eyre was a fun and challenging project that required a unique combination of techniques.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Q&A With The World Is Not Silent‘s Projection Designer Victoria Beauray Sagady 

We spoke with The World Is Not Silent‘s Projection Designer and Alley Theatre's Director of Video Production, Victoria Beauray Sagady, about designing the projections for this world premiere play. Here’s what she had to say!

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.

Friday, December 8, 2023

Costume Chronicles: Crafting The Ghost of Christmas Present

For this season’s production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, we decided to remake the robe worn by Christmas Present. We wanted to push the finished garment’s theatrical nature. We also needed to make an additional robe to provide a more feasible plan for the role’s understudy. We made this decision right after last season’s production closed.

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Behind the Casting Table: How the Alley Casts a Show

Casting is an art form at Alley Theatre that brings characters to life. Behind this process is the Alley's Associate Producer & Casting Director, Brandon Weinbrenner.

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Creating Victorian London with Scenic Designer Michael Locher

One of the great joys – and challenges! – of designing for theatre is the occasional opportunity to tackle a story, setting, or play that feels iconic. Designers are often tasked with introducing audiences to places they’ve never seen before, but sometimes, we’re invited to conjure the eminently familiar. Few settings and stories feel more familiar than Victorian London and A Christmas Carol.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023


When you enter the theatre to see our beautiful production of American Mariachi, you are met with a towering wall that evokes the billboards and neon signs of 1970s Houston. This wall has been an exciting challenge for the Alley’s Lighting Team. Throughout the show, the wall changes colors, and various signs light up to cinematically transport the audience from place to place.