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Monday, March 18, 2024

Beyond Words: Learn more about Communication Access for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

Performed in English, Vietnamese, American Sign Language (ASL), and Vietnamese Sign Language (VSL), The World is Not Silent is a multilingual play that explores how language simultaneously divides and unites us.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Celebrating Fearless Women in Mariachi: Breaking Boundaries with Passion and Talent 

Mariachi music has long been connected with male musicians in iconic charro suits. However, the landscape of mariachi is evolving. There is a powerful wave of fearless women redefining that narrative. These women are inspiring with their passion, talent, and unwavering valor.  

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Anton Chekhov’s Quirky Comedy: A Fresh Spin on Laughter and Its Modern Ripple Effect

In the world of literature, there's nothing quite like the subtlety of humor. While comedy has evolved over the centuries, some voices, like Anton Chekhov's, stand out for their uniqueness. Behind his works lie characters and narratives that challenge the norms of laughter. His comedy uses subtlety, tragicomedy, and the mundane.

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

How The Alley uses Language Justice to Connect With its Community

Houston is a city that is more than 45% Hispanic. There are many social and economic barriers prevent these residents of all ages from feeling welcome inside Houston’s major arts institutions.

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Discovering Mariachi Music: A Melodic Journey Through Time

Long ago, in the heartland of Mexico, a unique musical tradition was born. Mariachi music roots blend indigenous rhythms with Spanish influence. It was the music of rural communities. The genre reflects people's joys, sorrows, and everyday experiences. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Mariachi Music Today: A Vibrant Cultural Legacy in the Southwestern United States

Mariachi music, rooted in Mexican traditions, has survived and thrived in the US. The growth of the Mexican American community has led to the expansion and influence of mariachi music.

Friday, June 30, 2023

The Beauty of Venice and its Influence on The Servant of Two Masters 

Venice, the enchanting city of canals and architectural marvels, inspired many artists, writers, and theater makers. Its unique beauty and romantic aesthetic provide a captivating backdrop for storytelling. In our production of The Servant of Two Masters, Venice's charm and atmosphere play a significant role in transporting audiences to the world of the play.

Monday, June 26, 2023

From Commedia Dell’arte to Pop Culture 

Commedia dell'arte has impacted modern pop culture tremendously. From the stock characters to the exaggerated physicality, roots of commedia dell’arte can be seen in many movies and TV shows.

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Who was Agatha Christie: A Woman of Mystery

When you hear the name Agatha Christie, you immediately think of whodunnits. Christie has become a legend in the genre for her captivating plots, iconic characters, and just enough clues to make the audience think they have solved the mystery right before serving an unforgettable plot twist.