Mothers and Sons is on stage at ZACH and many of the most moving moments of family connection occur around William May’s character, Bud Ogden-Porter. In the spirit of Mothers and Sons, we caught up with William and his mother Kristi May to discuss the play.   William, you’ve been […]

Q&A With A Mother and Son- William & Kristi May ...

Hello, my name is Nat Miller and I am the Director of Education at ZACH Theatre. Many people know about ZACH as the premier professional theatre company in Austin. However, not everybody knows about the fabulous work ZACH Theatre does for young people in central Texas and our promise to […]

Arts Across The Curriculum – Art isn’t Extra

William May, Nicholas Rodriguez and Martin Burke in Mothers and Sons at ZACH Theatre. Photo by Kirk Tuck
Terrence McNally’s plays and musicals have played a significant role in the life of ZACH Theatre – Ragtime, Master Class, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Frankie and Johnnie in the Clair de Lune, to name just a few that we have produced over the past 25 years. Mothers and Sons is his […]

Director’s Notes: Mothers and Sons

Con Mi MADRE’s students shared some wonderful thoughts on self-worth and empowerment when we partnered for an essay competition in celebration of ZACH Theatre’s bilingual adaptation of Cenicienta. Students submitted an essay or video discussing what it means to empower yourself, as Cenicienta does. These young women embody the spirit of empowerment […]

ZACH & Con Mi MADRE ask, “How do you empower ...

  The ZACH Theatre Red Hot & Soul Gala is coming up THIS WEEKEND and this year’s theme is Sophisticated Ladies. It’s always one of the most over-the-top parties of the year and this will be no exception. Cotton-Club chic or Sophisticated Cocktail will be the attire, and you may […]

Cotton Club Couture & Sophisticated Cocktail for ZACH’s Red Hot ...

      Tonight we’re proud to stage the public premiere of Cenicienta, our bilingual adaptation of the Cinderella story here at ZACH Theatre. We’re also excited to announce the two winners of the ZACH Theatre & Con Mi MADRE Cenicienta Empowerment Essay Competition. Every student in the Con Mi MADRE program embodies empowerment […]

ZACH Theatre & Con Mi MADRE’s Cenicienta Empowerment Scholarship Winners!

Teresa Granillo, MSW, Ph.D, is the Executive Director of Con Mi MADRE
By Teresa Granillo, MSW, Ph.D, is the Executive Director of Con Mi MADRE. As a special partner to Con Mi MADRE, ZACH Theatre created a beautiful opportunity for our mother-daughter teams last year. During the holiday season, ZACH Theatre donated 20 tickets to Con Mi MADRE for a performance of A […]

ZACH & Con Mi MADRE Partner to Empower Young Women

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By All The Way Production Dramaturg Russell M. Dembin ZACH Theatre’s staging of All The Way has been progressing nicely. Much of our work relates to an aspect of the piece that author Robert Schenkkan emphasized when he and I spoke before rehearsals began (you can view excerpts from that interchange on […]

From the Dramaturg’s Desk: All The Way – Public figures, ...

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In preparation for rehearsals of this play, actor Steve Vinovich and I toured the LBJ Ranch, and in the visitors center by Johnson’s home there is a display with TV’s that cover the significant events in LBJ’s life and the legacy of his administration.  The last TV features footage of […]

Director’s Notes: All The Way
Straw, stick, or brick? Take your pick. ZACH Theater is sharing a very fun version of The Three Little Pigs this month, and since the story has a lot to do with building homes (in addition to some good music and thoughtful char acters), TreeHouse has partnered with the Theatre […]

Straw, Stick or Brick? Eco-friendly home improvement tips for The ...