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 ...

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By ALL THE WAY Production Dramaturg Russell M. Dembin March 20, 2015 We’re ALL THE WAY into rehearsals for Robert Schenkkan’s first play about President Lyndon Baines Johnson, and the process has been rewarding. As production dramaturg I work with the creative team, cast, and ZACH Theatre staff to help […]

From the Dramaturg’s Desk

Actors are an overly expressive group…even without a stage or camera. So when Chad Dike (ZACH Theatre Performing Arts School Manager) and Nat Miller (ZACH Theatre Education Director) approached us about a sensory-friendly performance of The Three Little Pigs for individuals on the autism spectrum, I wondered what that might […]

Our first Sensory-Friendly Performance- The Three Little Pigs

Conjuring some of history’s most significant political figures on stage is no small feat, but Costume Designer Michael McDonald is up for the challenge. Here, he shares thoughts on his design approach for ZACH Theatre’s Texas Premiere of the Tony Award-winning play All The Way. My design approach to All […]

All The Way- Costume Shop Insight