TikTok Theatre: 1-minute Play Challenge

Updated: Jun 29

Join us in this step-by-step TikTok Theatre Challenge. Playwrights (and Alley Theatre Teaching Artists) Esme Wu and Brendan Bourque-Sheil have some wild ideas certain to spark your creativity. 

We would love to see your work!

Create and submit your very own 1-minute TikTok Challenge play! Tag @AppliedTheatreAlley on FB and Insta, and @AlleyTheatre on TikTok. Use the hashtags #OneMinutePlay and #TikTokTheatre to share your creativity with us.


We will be featuring the wildest, most fun, and impressive submissions on the Alley Theatre’s Facebook Pages and here on Alley@HomeHelponLine!

Meet the Artists


Alley Theatre Teaching Artist, local playwright

Brendan Bourque-Sheil is a playwright, prose writer, and Literary Associate for The Landing Theatre Company, focused on new play development. His plays have been produced in Houston and Chicago. His stories have appeared on KPFT's So What's Your Story, and the monthly live show Grown-Up Storytime, where he is a regular contributor. In addition to teaching for the Alley these past four years, he teaches Playwriting and Creative Non-fiction at Houston's High School of Performing and Visual Arts.


Alley Theatre School Programs Manager, local playwright

Esme LeJeune Wu is a Houston-based writer and educator. Her work has been produced in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, London, and Bristol. After four years in the classroom, Esme joined the Alley Theatre's education department in 2017 to organize and revitalize the relationships with Partner Schools and the Alley's digital dramaturgy at www.AlleyReSourced.com. She has an MA in playwriting from Royal Holloway, University of London, and a BS in Communication Studies and BA in Theatre/Dance from the University of Texas at Austin.

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