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Project 2.0

Building Exceptional Theatrical Art

Overview & Impact

This program is made possible by generous funding from PriceWaterhouseCoopers


The Arts Connect Houston Arts Action Fund

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What is the BETA Project?

The BETA Project is a residency that partners the fundamentals of storytelling with technology in an innovative and fun way.


Everyone entering the workforce – whether as an artist, entrepreneur, or administrative assistant – must have the ability to embrace lifelong upskilling to keep pace with our rapidly transforming economies.


Alley Teaching Artists guide students through the process of creating a multi-media work of art - featuring lessons in devising, scripting, and editing. We work with each teacher to build the project around their curriculum, bolstering student learning and skill.


Recent BETA Projects

East Early College High School

Alley Theatre partnered with the Mexican-American History class. Students chose to build their project around an icon from their community: Ninfa Lorenzo. Using the anchor "Her story is my story," they filmed and edited testimonials, and the experience was capped off with a live performance for the community.

Raul Yzaguirre School for Success

Alley Theatre partnered with ELA classes who were studying Romeo & Juliet. They set the play in modern times and identified conflicts still prevalent in their communities - then created characters for the modern version. They filmed and edited the interviews, and the experience was capped off with a live performance component, which can be seen at the end of the video.


2022-2023 School Year

Students at East Early High told the story of Ninfa Lorenzo

170 students at 4 schools & 1 community organization

99% of students were Black, Indigenous, or People of Color

78% are considered economically disadvantaged

3,189 contact hours with students

Program Feedback

"It was a super fun and insightful program that taught me and many others how to more deeply use editing software. Plus, the people leading the class where super nice and patient."

- BETA Project Student


To assess growth, students answered questions before and after the residency.
Students rated their skills on a scale from 1-10. Averages below:

1. How experienced are you with creating and telling stories using digital tools (scripting and editing)?






2. How much do you enjoy creating and telling stories using digital tools?






3. Do you think that you have the digital skills to be highly successful in your career? 






Thank you
PriceWaterhouseCoopers & Arts Connect Houston
for your generous support!

Questions? Contact:

Chaney Tullos, Director of Education Programs  |  713.315.544

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