February 19, 2010
I grew up in Houston, and was frequently brought in to see shows as a student in the public system. At first, I was just wowed by the spectacles I was seeing, but as I learned more about theater, I began to appreciate what a gift was being shared. (Other kids had superheroes who crossed comic book plot lines. I had the Alley's resident troupe of actors, who I couldn't wait to see in new "episodes".) Now that I've graduated from the University of Houston (who has a strong, working alliance between their students and professors and the Alley's artists and technicians), I've had the joy of working as a teaching artist for the Alley. Never doubt that the kids are grateful for being made a fuss of, or receiving access to culture they would have otherwise never encountered. It's something they never forget. The Alley's education department works tirelessly to share theatre with the people of this city. They are passionate, fun, protective of the arts, and endlessly encouraging towards the students they encounter.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
the honesty and faith that radiates in its staff.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:Former staff & Teaching Artist.