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Baldemar Rodriguez
Manager of Community Partnerships
Gerente de Asociaciones Comunitarias

    El Zócalo's Community Cuentos y Charlas

    for houston's diverse Hispanic theatregoers

    Alley Theatre’s El Zócalo announces a series of live and online panel discussions to serve our bilingual community of theatregoers.  The signature program, Cuentos y Charlas, is a series of community conversations centered around the themes/issues in the Alley's mainstage productions and book selections from our El Zócalo Book Club. Cuentos y Charlas are moderated by El Zócalo Advisory Committee members and hosted by local Hispanic leadership organizations around the community.  

    previous cuentos y charlas:

    Community Cuentos y Charlas Series

    An Evening with Sandra Cisneros

    monDAY, November 8 at 7 p.m. 

    It’ll be a night filled with traditions, culture, and memories! Join us for this special evening with author Sandra Cisneros as she discusses The House on Mango Street and the experiences that shaped her as a writer.

    Presented in Partnership with Lone Star College - Houston North.
    For ages 13 and up. 

    Community Cuentos y Charlas Series

    Ni de Aquí, Ni de Allá
    (From Neither Here nor There)

    monDAY, october 4 at 6 p.m. 

    What happens when the American Dream isn’t for everyone? Join mental health experts and community leaders as they unravel the social and economic issues surrounding the notion of the American Dream, separation of families, and the feeling of belonging that are found in The House on Mango Street and in the Alley Theatre’s upcoming production of 72 miles to go..., a griping family drama by Hilary Bettis.

    Presented in partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, University of Houston, FIEL, Raíces Unidas, Creative Vida, and League of Latin American Citizens.
    For ages 13 and up. 

    Community Cuentos y Charlas Series

    Her House on Mango Street

    friDAY, September 24 at 6 p.m. 
    571 Views, 22 live participants


    Female mental health experts and community leaders explore the women’s perspective on the themes of social class, race, sexuality, identity, and gender that are interwoven throughout The House on Mango Street.

    Hosted by Power on Heels Fund, Inc., HACEMOS, and Women of AT&T.
    For ages 13 and up. 

    Live on Facebook on April 9, 2021

    El Chuco Town Forever

    Written By: Isaac Gómez
    Directed By: Laura Moreno


    Janie and Miguel are long-time assistant managers at a big box store in El Paso right by the Zaragoza Bridge to Juárez, Mexico. The memorial service is tonight. It didn’t happen at their store, but it could have. Should they go? Will they go? Written by Texas playwright Isaac Gómez (commissioned author of the upcoming What-a-Christmas! at the Alley). 

    Janie y Miguel son asistendes de gerencia en una tienda reconocida en El Paso justo al lado del Puente de Zaragoza hacia Juárez, Mexico. El servicio conmemorativo es esta noche. No sucedió en su tienda, pero prodría haberlo hecho. ¿Deberían de ir? ¿Irán? Escrito por el autor teatral Isaac Gómez (autor comisionado de What-a-Christmas!, una obra planeada para una producción en una temporada próxima del Alley).

    Live on Facebook on March 26, 2021

    Euripides' Medea

    Translated by: Mary-Kay Gamel
    Directed By: Rob Melrose


    Sexual jealousy, betrayal, revenge, and murder! One of the first plays ever written remains one of the most gripping. Medea has sacrificed everything for her marriage to Jason. Now he has his eye on a younger potential bride. Watch as Medea makes him pay dearly for his infidelity. Tune in to see Alley Resident Acting Company member Elizabeth Bunch in this tour-de-force performance of one of the greatest roles in theatre history.  

    ¡Celos sexuales, traición, venganza y asesinato! Una de las primeras obras escritas sigue siendo una de las más apasionantes. Medea ha sacrificado todo por su matrimonio con Jason. Ahora él tiene interés en una joven con potencial para ser su esposa. Mira como Medea lo hace pagar por su infidelidad. Sintonice para ver a Elizabeth Bunch, miembro de la compañía del Alley, en esta presentación de una de las obras más importantes en la historia del teatro.