Inspired by the traditional meeting places found all over Latin America, Alley Theatre’s metaphoric “El Zócalo” is a place-making initiative to celebrate, grow, and interact with Houston’s diverse Latin culture and artistic community. Alley Theatre is proud to join together with well-established cultural and social organizations and Houston-area schools to foster community and reinforce Houston’s presence as a diverse arts center that serves every neighborhood in its community.
The Alley engages the bilingual and Spanish-speaking communities by helping them harness their stories – illuminating how Latinos have contributed greatly to our nation throughout its history. This year we hope to build on the success of our first two years by continuing our work in celebrating Houston’s rich Latinx community through these electrifying projects:
- Alley@Home HELP onLINE is an online resource featuring Nuestro Zócalo Virtual’s First Draft Residency, Primer Borrador. An online storytelling series with a platform to highlight everyday people and their extraordinary stories. Primer Borrador is a hybrid of online video modules paired with synchronous, bi-weekly Zoom lessons that guide members of the community in developing, writing, and presenting stories celebrating their heritage.
- “Historias, memorias y recuerdos,” a virtual event during Hispanic Heritage month featuring stories written by participants in Primer Borrador.
- Expand our bilingual storytelling residency Primer Borrador in secondary schools with a focus on becoming a national driving force for bilingual arts education.
Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month. Learn more.
Celebrando el Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana. Aprende más.
Nuestro ZÓcalo virtual - Alley@home help online
Primer Borrador is a hybrid of online video modules paired with synchronous and bi-weekly Zoom lessons that guide members of the community in developing, writing, and presenting stories celebrating their heritage.