Author: JC Cadena

The Paul Robeson Theatre Festival:Harlem to Central Avenue 

A Celebration!!! A celebration of Black creativity. A celebration of the Black theatrical aesthetic. A celebration of the Black artistic conscience. A celebration of the Black soul. These are the ingredients that make up the 2017 Paul Robeson Theatre Festival. The Harlem Renaissance was a reflection of Black identity and shaping of the ‘New Negro’ along Los Angeles ‘s Central Avenue corridor that became a continuation of that reflection and development, both important in shaping the black consciousness that has influenced the fabric of this country. In 1926 Langston Hughes defined an artistic declaration of independence in an essay...

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Friends of Robey – Become a Friend!

The Robey Theatre Company is a non-profit theatre company. It requires a lot of time and effort to put together the high production value plays Robey has made a reputation on.  Besides the actors and crew behind the scenes are valuable people you may not get to meet or see.  These folks are the “Friends of Robey” and we depend on their generous donation; time.  The Friends of Robey contribute in all types of needed tasks. The Friends of Robey  (FOR) is a dedicated group of people who support the mission of the Robey Theatre Company. MISSION OF THE...

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The Playwright Provides the Blueprints

  By Anthony Aguilar The Robey Theatre Company Playwright’s Lab is an amazing resource for any playwright looking to strengthen their work.  With every class, Dylan Southard breaks down the essence of a play, ranging from topics like character, plot, and tone. He also shares the ideals and methods of other playwrights from the past and present. One week might be a discussion on August Wilson’s ability to convey emotion primarily through scene description and the next week might be about Mac Wellman breaking the rules of conventional standard theater. As the student, you are presented with a range...

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The Robey Theatre Company Receives Otto Award

The 19th annual Otto René Castillo Awards for Political Theatre were on Sunday, May 21st and what a celebration it was! The 2017 awardees — playwright Catherine Filloux, The Robey Theatre Company, and artist/organizer Favianna Rodriguez — were incredibly diverse in their art and so united in their commitment to using creativity and their talents to make a better world.   The past Ottos who nominated this year’s awardees reflect the breadth of the 19-year history of the Otto Awards — Woodie King, Jr. was in the inaugural group of artists in 1998 and he nominated the Robey Theatre...

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