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Alley Theatre launched El Zócalo in 2017 with the visiting production of Misa Fronteriza from Monterey, Mexico, and the establishment of the El Zócalo Advisory Team. With the goal of nurturing long-term relationships with community members at multiple engagement levels, this important commitment by the Alley has already seen immense growth and impact, including:
• The creation of a full-time salaried Manager of Community Partnerships tasked with planning, implementing, and growing EZ initiatives.
• The tremendous growth of the Advisory Committee from six to 57 members.
• More Hispanic work on the Alley’s stages and developmental programming, including major productions of Quixote Nuevo by Octavio Solis in 2020 and
• 72 miles to go… by Hilary Bettis in 2021, as well as the upcoming What-A-Christmas by Isaac Gomez, and Torera by Monet Hurst-Mendoza
• Promoting Language Justice through translations in the Alley’s 2020 Digital Season and pairing these with our first “Cuentos y Charlas,” virtual bilingual community conversations about the shows.
• Evolving existing school programming into bilingual curriculum.
• The addition of two new Hispanic members to the Alley’s Resident Acting Company.

Check out our previous programming and visit Upcoming Projects & Events for current and future events.