Alley Play Makers

Learning doesn't have to stop at the end of the school year! Keep your students laughing and learning with Alley Play Makers! Is someone in your house running around dressed up like a knight or princess?

Or how about playing music with your pots and pans? Hiding behind the planters in wait for the next alien landing? It may be time to sign your growing young actor up for the Alley Theatre’s Play Makers. We offer camps and classes for grades K-8. Rotating between classes taught by Alley Master Teaching Artists, your children will relish in their new mastery of improvisation, the latest dance step, a scene they have just written, or the character they have created, learning performance skills they will use their whole life.

Mission: The Mission of the Education department at the Alley Theatre is to become a driving force for arts education, to create an advanced training ground for the next generation of theatre artists, and to harness the power of theatre to inspire community engagement, dialogue, and understanding.

Operating as usual

El País de las Cosas Perdidas / The Land of Lost Things

Graphic Designer Francisco Delgado reads "El País de las Cosas Perdidas," a charming story about a young boy’s search for his misplaced pencil that leads him to wonder where all the lost things go. ✏️ Thank you to our friends at AAMA and Arte Público Press for partnering with us to continue virtually reading to the children at AAMA and beyond. 📚

Francisco Delgado, Alley Senior Graphic Designer, will virtually read in Spanish to children at Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans’ Early…

Jay de Leon's Memorias - Primer Borrador’s Historias, memorias y recuerdos

Jay de Leon shares his story, "Memorias." 📝 Tune in. ⬇️

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, members of Houston’s Latinx community will share stories that they have written to celebrate their heritage. These…

Tony Diaz reading “Saturday” from Retablos: Stories From a Life Lived Along the Border by Octavio Solis

Our first reading of Octavio Solis's "Retablos: Stories From a Life Lived Along the Border" features media personality Tony Diaz. ¡Vamos! ⬇️

Tony Diaz reading “Saturday” from Retablos: Stories From a Life Lived Along the Border by Octavio Solis. Tony Díaz leerá “Sábado”…

Martina Grifaldo’s Miedo y Dolor - Primer Borrador’s Historias, memorias y recuerdos

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, members of Houston’s Latinx community will share stories that they have written to celebrate their heritage. These stories were created throughout the summer during the "Primer Borrador" ("First Draft") residency as a part of the Alley’s El Zócalo initiative. 📝

Martina Grifaldo shares her story, "Miedo y Dolor." ⬇️

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, members of Houston’s Latinx community will share stories that they have written to celebrate their heritage. These…

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Baldemar Rodriguez, Manager of Community Partnerships, kicks off the celebration for National Hispanic Heritage Month.

We are so excited to start our celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month today! 🎉 Our Manager of Community Partnerships, Baldemar Rodriguez, shares all the virtual activities we have created to celebrate. →

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Celebrate with us!
¡Celebra con nosotros!

Baldemar Rodriguez is taking over our Instagram to answer your questions! Head over to our Instagram to ask him about his career or any questions you have about the Alley's celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. →

3 DIY Costume Challenges for Every Age

Got Junk? Got tape and craft supplies? If so, this DIY challenge is for you! See how our resident company members, Melissa Prichett, Elizabeth Bunch, and Dylan Goodwin recreate these stunning designs from Alley’s Dracula (with Edward Gorey’s 1977 set), Three Musketeers, and Twelfth Night. Then, take your stab at one of these three costumes, upload to the social media of your choice, and tag @alleytheatre using the hashtag #costumechallenge. #alleyhelponline What does this DIY costumes challenge have to do with Bats? Bedspreads? Newspaper?? Watch and find out!

Beat Your Own Drum!

Join the fun! Build your own drum kit out of found objects at home while getting tips and tricks for keeping a beat! #alleyhelponline #familyfun #drums #findyourbeat No drums? No problem! Build your own drum kit out of found objects at home and get tips and tricks to keep a beat!

It's Your Turn! #timemachineinterview

In Time Machine Interview parts 1, 2, and 3 we talked you through how to plan and create an interview with your older self. Well, 17-year-old Gia Ochsenbein (@giaochsenbein) and her 80-year-old self have met our challenge. What does older Gia reveal about the future? Post your own #timemachineinterview videos and tag @alleytheatre. Your post could be featured on our social media. #alleyhelponline #familyfun #timemachine Houston teen Gia introduces us to her older self. Now we want YOU to open the time portal.

Time Machine Interview: Part 2 of 3

Part 2 of the Time Machine Interview Challenge is here. But playing “old” is harder than you think. Before the fun starts, in this video, Alley Theatre Resident Acting Company member Dylan Godwin provides invaluable advice for portraying your older self. #alleyhelponline #familyfun #timemachine What will your older self have to say about today? Activate your inner imagination with Time Machine Interview Part 2!

Time Machine Interview: Part 1 of 3

What will your 80-year-old self say about this moment in history? Well, let's ask them! In part one of this three-part series, we’ll introduce the challenge and activate your inner journalist to set you on a path to ask your 80-year-old self the tough questions about life in 2020. What will your 80-year-old self say about this moment in history? Well, let’s ask them!

Powerful Scoring Changes the Whole Shebang

We have a riddle for you!
What do "StarWars" and John Travolta walking have in common? Find out with our latest Family Fun video. Pierre Dupree, Alley Theatre Sound Supervisor, and Bradley D White, Resident Master Teaching Artist, give you the basics on sound scoring. It is so easy. It is so fun. Star Wars, John Travolta walking...what do these have in common? Break down the basics of sound scoring and make your own with the Alley.

We’re in this together!

Actions Speak Louder Than Words. Read more for the Alley's immediate action steps we are taking to live up to the statement we made on May 31 in support of the BIPOC community. → ✊ ✊🏻 ✊🏼 ✊🏽 ✊🏾 ✊🏿 ❤️


Fun for the whole family! Join actor and Alley Teaching Artist Alan Brincks as he walks you through Screenwriter. It is an entertaining theatre game that is not much harder than charades that you can bring to life over webcam or right in your own home. The demonstration will knock your socks off.

Alley Theatre Teaching Artists demo a game that's fun for the whole family and can be played online or offline.

The Wacky World Of Entrances And Exits - [email protected], Help Online

Check out our latest content for Teens and Tweens on [email protected] HELP onLINE. Embrace the gold that all actors know -- how to make an attention-getting entrance and an exit no one will ever forget. Every family member can get into this act. New content weekly! #teensandtweens #alleyhelponline

Creative content to view in the comfort of your own home. Visit for more

Black Lives Matter #BlackoutTuesday

Whose Puppet?... Your Puppet! Part 2

Create your own story with Teaching Artist Juan Sebastian Cruz. Now it’s your turn to take your puppet on an adventure and join the #whosepuppetyourpuppet challenge. Share your story with us and your friends! #alleyhelponline #familyfun #whosepuppetyourpuppet

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Parents, we have your back this summer with [email protected] Help onLINE! ☀️ Beat the Houston heat with some of these family-friendly activities. →

Whose Puppet?...Your Puppet!

Let your imagination run wild!
Go on a family adventure with your newest sock puppet friend. It’s truly fun for the whole family! Theatre artists guide you through the process of making sock puppets using things you can find around the house. Poor sock: It’s missing its mate! Show it some love and transform it into your very own story-time friend. This post helps you make it and stay tuned: the Alley Theatre will help you build your very own adventure designed especially for your puppet...or better yet, family of puppets!

Hey Play Makers Parents, what a crazy couple of months! We’re sure you’re looking for new ways to keep your children moving and learning while having a great time, and we're happy to finally share what we've been working on (drumroll please...) - Introducing [email protected] HELP onLINE!

This brand new interactive site is a living portal to hands-on activities for families like yours to engage imaginations while we're hunkered down at home. New content will be up weekly for your enjoyment!

But wait, there's more! We are as bummed as you are that we won't see you at camp this summer, but stay tuned for information about live classes for your kids and whole family coming soon.

Visit and dive in the fun!

Alley Play Makers is out at Memorial City Mall until 4pm to tell you all about our Spring Break and Summer plans. Come say hi! #alleytheatre #alleyplaymakers #playmakers #houston #camp

Your child can join the wonderful cast of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Sign up for an audition today!

Did you know 20 local young actors from the Houston area join the cast of the Alley's A CHRISTMAS CAROL every year? The young cast auditions (for children aged 13 and younger) will be held Saturday, August 24th. For requirements and how to make an appointment visit:

There's so much excitement and anticipation for our final open workshop of the summer! Mr. Daniel feels the energy and is thrilled for the fun this Friday!

Presenting the Advanced Play Makers for the last summer session!

See what it’s like to be a 4/5 at Play Makers!

We have one more day until our Open Workshop! We look forward to being just as musically entertaining as Ms. Brittny!

I hope you're excited for our "Unfathomable" Open Workshop as much as Ms. Annie is about PlayMakers!

In our Acting Class, K-1's are creating tableaus out of emotions. Check out this tableau of a scared K-1!

Here's a teaser of a dance the 4-5's will perform for the open workshop!

Good Morning! As we begin to focus critically on our Open Worship, check out how Ms. Marae feels about the entire process from start to finish! Collaboration is the key!

Check out our 4-5's creating a car and drive thru station for a project!

Craft time with the 2-3's!

Today in Movement Class, the 4-5's are learning to pantomime opening a door!

2-3's warming up with some yoga.

Check out our 4-5's creating tableaus of dogs!

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