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Thursday, February 8, 2024

Susan Koozin Reflects on her character in Pictures from Home

We spoke with Houston actor Susan Koozin to reflect on her character Jean Sultan in Pictures from Home. Here is what she had to say! Can you share your initial impressions of the character Jean Sultan when you first read the script for Pictures from Home? When first reading the script, my impressions of Jean were …

Friday, February 2, 2024

Creating Costumes from someone’s personal life

By Judith Dolan Costume Designer for Pictures from Home Through a collage of snapshots, home movies, corporate headshots, voice recordings and posed “theatrical” set ups, Sultan questions the boundaries between documentary and fiction. As familial patterns and delicate emotions are revealed and shared, the divide becomes ambiguous. Sultan himself notes that “…the boundaries blur, my …

Friday, January 26, 2024

Pictures from Home Comes Back Home

Pictures from Home marks a significant milestone for the Alley. The play began with the initial stages of development in the Alley All New Festival in 2020. Originally envisioned and nurtured within the Alley’s creative embrace, Pictures from Home captivated audiences in the reading. Audiences loved the reading’s blend of humor and reflections on the …

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Exploring the World Through Larry Sultan’s Lens: A Journey into Art and Memory

Larry Sultan's work shines brightly in the vast realm of photography. He is known for capturing moments that speak to the heart and stir the imagination. Early Days and Influences Larry Sultan's story begins in Brooklyn, New York in 1946. His father, a portrait photographer, gave Larry his first glimpses into the world of images. …

Monday, January 22, 2024

Learn More About Larry Sultan

Based on the photo memoir by American photographer Larry Sultan, Pictures from Home was part of the 2020 Alley All New Festival and was a hit on Broadway this past winter. Set in the late 1980’s, photographer Larry Sultan turns the lens on his parents to ferret out the truths beneath their home movies. This …

Friday, January 12, 2024

Pictures From Our Home

This month, we are opening Pictures from Home by Sharr White. This charming play premiered as a reading at our 2020 Alley All New Festival, made its way to Broadway, and we are thrilled to be bringing it back to Houston audiences, reimagined in our Hubbard Theatre. Based on the photo memoir by American photographer …

Friday, January 5, 2024

Artistic Director’s Reflections

I’m so excited about directing Sharr White’s Pictures from Home at Alley Theatre. It is a homecoming of sorts because we were involved with the early development of this play in our Alley All New Festival in 2020. Our audience was extremely enthusiastic about this play, especially its delightful sense of humor and its poignant picture of …

Thursday, December 28, 2023

Managing Director’s Reflections

It is fascinating to reflect on the evolution of photography and its transformative impact on how we document and perceive our lives. From the earliest recorded photo by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826 (below) to the invention of the first instant camera, the model 95 Land Camera, by Edwin Land in 1948, and the revolutionary …