Who We Are
The Alley Theater Arts Caravan (ATAC), in collaboration with the Louisville Free Public Library, Mobile Children’s Museum, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC), and many other community partners; has developed interactive traveling programs: These programs are intended to Stimulate Civic Engagement, Encourage Literacy, and Persuade the Audiences to take action and get involved in their communities. The program includes living history presentations, interactive plays, face-to-face panel discussions and workshops, hands-on traveling exhibitions, distribution of educational resources, and access to public library materials, to be presented at public venues throughout Louisville, Kentucky. The Alley Theater Arts Caravan intends to present in at least 10 public venues every year.read more
Touring Multi-Use Vehicles
The key of our project and what started everything: recycled public transportation vehicles that today serve the streets of Louisville as mobile stage, library, and meeting room.
Interactive ProductionsDifferent productions run in all of our programs. This is the motor of our project. We use different performing art formats to educate, create awareness, and stimulate engagement of the audiences to take action beyond our events.
Role Playing Through Structured Improv
Nothing else facilitates talking about current controversies than to add games, prizes, and laughter. Our Improv programs offer a safe space for audiences to express concerns and laugh at themselves.
Distribution of Reference Materials
Literature is made available from the Louisville Public Library and other community partners on a wide range of subjects.
Mobile Children's Museum
This “Learn about Louisville Program” was developed with kindergarten through sixth grade in mind; children enjoy viewing an interactive historical retelling of Louisville’s history by King Louis, the city’s namesake.
Workshops on Civic Engagement
A fictitious democratic government, with a GDP, and budget is presented to the event participants. The participants divide into various lobby groups and are tasked with seeing that their needs are met.
The possibility about an Arts Caravan started to be the subject of conversations in the formerly founded Alley Theater Inc.
The Alley Theater is restructured with a new vision and leadership.
The First Caravan
On November 8th, 2014 a limping, retired mass transit bus donated by TARC drove into the Louisville Zoo where it proudly presented its first Caravan performances.
Giant Baby Steps
Having received only one grant for less than 10% of the required budget, The Arts Caravan served nearly 100,000 people.
2013 Transit Authority River City
Donates buses to the Arts Caravan Project.
2014 Gheens Foundation
First Grant ever written and first grant received by The Arts Caravan.
2015 Forecastle Foundation
Supports the vision by donating funds to the Arts Caravan.