Thursday, November 16, 2023
A Christmas Carol is a timeless tale that has captured the hearts of readers and audiences for generations. At its heart, the story is a journey of self-discovery, compassion, and redemption. The visits of ghosts guide Ebenezer Scrooge on Christmas Eve. These three Christmas ghosts reveal the effects of one's actions and the potential for change.
Thursday, November 9, 2023
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,
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.
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Alley Theatre's Resident Acting Company is a cornerstone of the Alley's artistic identity. Comprised of nine actors, the company brings a unique and vital element to the Alley's productions. Resident Acting Companies are exceptionally rare in modern theater. The Alley is honored to have the only full-time, year-round Resident Acting Company in the United States.
Thursday, September 14, 2023
Our nine RAC actors are the only actors in this project which is nice both for company-building and to celebrate one of the last acting companies in the American Theatre, something both Richard and I feel should be cherished.
Friday, September 8, 2023
The wig department here at the Alley is already hard at work on American Mariachi. Set in the 1950s and 1970s, this production will use wigs to help indicate the passage of time. Our wigs also help the audience understand a character’s identity, age, and archetype.
Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Crafting the Visual Identity of American Mariachi – A Conversation with Alley Theatre’s Senior Graphic Designer, Francisco Delgado
We chatted with Francisco Delgado, Alley Theatre's Senior Graphic Designer, about the graphic design process for our upcoming production of American Mariachi.