This Holiday Season, Let's Thank An Anonymous Spanish Graffiti Artist Who Reminded Us How The World Could Be
If you've perused the theater's web site, you know that the name Alley Cat Theater comes from meshing the names of my two daughters, Allison and Kathryn. What you surely don't know unless you know us intimately is that the logo for Alley Cat Theater is a piece of graffiti that Allison found on a wall in Granada, Spain. It's also a tattoo that all three of us wear.
Two cats. One white. One black. And a shooting star.
It's a piece of art that an anonymous graffiti artist spray painted on a wall that celebrates a worldview that I've always tried to support. It represents a worldview that not only embraces but celebrates diversity and encourages us to put aside our differences and focus on our similarities. Its subtle Moorish overtones symbolize the many wonderful cultures the world contains. It imagines how a world could be, which is also what the theater does.
And so, in the spirit of the holiday season and an anonymous graffiti artist, I'm wishing you and your family and friends joy, peace, serenity, and the best of luck in the new year.
Founding Artistic Director
Alley Cat Theater
Alley Cat Theater produces new work that is intelligent, compelling, and thoughtful, telling stories by pushing the boundaries of the theater.