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Friday, June 28, 2024

Behind the Scenes with Christie DeBacker

reparations for Summer Chills are in full swing! The Alley's Assistant Charge Scenic Artist, Christie, DeBacker, gives an exclusive first look at the set and designs for And Then There Were None.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Q&A With The World Is Not Silent‘s Projection Designer Victoria Beauray Sagady 

We spoke with The World Is Not Silent‘s Projection Designer and Alley Theatre's Director of Video Production, Victoria Beauray Sagady, about designing the projections for this world premiere play. Here’s what she had to say!

Friday, February 23, 2024

The Man Behind the Bar

For National Bartenders Day, we spoke with Travis Matthews, our Food & Beverage Manager on his process of creating specialty cocktails for our productions.

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 introduction of the iPhone in 2007, the way we capture and share moments has undergone significant changes.

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Behind the Casting Table: How the Alley Casts a Show

Casting is an art form at Alley Theatre that brings characters to life. Behind this process is the Alley's Associate Producer & Casting Director, Brandon Weinbrenner.

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Creating Victorian London with Scenic Designer Michael Locher

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, but sometimes, we’re invited to conjure the eminently familiar. Few settings and stories feel more familiar than Victorian London and A Christmas Carol.