Alley Theatre presents 72 Miles | 72 Stories
Since January 2019, the Alley has provided schools and community groups the opportunity to tell their own compelling stories through 8-10 week residencies of the Alley’s First Draft Personal Narrative curriculum. From the beginning to the end, students and community members write, revise, and eventually perform their own personal narratives. During the 2017-18 inaugural year of the El Zócalo initiative participants marveled at how simple theatre activities and writing prompts inspired their writing, and how sharing stories created deeper community connections and celebrated our local heritage.
In this curated story event, students, families, and organizations will present their First Draft stories along with local Latinx artistic participants. Storytellers range in age from 6th graders to Senior Citizens, representing East Early College High School, Raul Yzaguirre Schools for Success (RYSS), Ortiz Middle School and Stevenson Middle School, The Nehemiah Center, University of Houston-Downtown, and Community Family Centers.