Robey Theatre Company: Advanced Scene Workshop

Advanced Scene Workshop

Instructor: Ben Guillory

Mondays 7pm - 10pm     |     January 27 - March 31     |     $500.00

  • The Raven Playhouse
  • 5233 Lankershim Blvd.
  • North Hollywood, CA. 91601

benBen Guillory, Robey's Producing Artistic Director, provides scene study for actors serious about taking their craft to the next level. "Actors spend much of their time looking for work in Los Angeles - the workshop is where one prepares to do the work." - Ben Guillory.
Three ten-week sessions are held each year. The workshops meet Monday evenings at The Raven Playhouse in North Hollywood.

The process begins with a 7pm Orientation at the Raven Playhouse. You'll meet the other actors; match scene and scene partners. Actors will work out the rehearsal schedule and questions will be answered about scene presentation, etc.

Please Note

  • It is extremely important that actors attend the orientation
  • The cost is $500.00. A payment of $250.00 is due on January 13 to secure a seat. Make checks payable to "Robey Theatre Company"
  • The full balance is due on or before March 3
  • Robey accepts 16 actors per session
  • Please check your schedule before you make the commitment as it affects others working with you.

Session Dates

  • January 27, 7pm - 10pm Orientation
  • February 3, 7pm - 10pm Scene Presentation Begins
  • February 10, 7pm - 10pm
  • February 17, 7pm - 10pm
  • February 24, 7pm - 10pm
  • March 3, 7pm - 10pm
  • March 10, 7pm - 10pm
  • March 17, 7pm - 10pm
  • March 24, 7pm - 10pm
  • March 31, 7pm - 10pm

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Robey Theatre Company: Playwrights
Playwrights Program
Playwrights Program

Playwrights Lab

Instructor: Dylan Southard

Saturdays 10am - 1pm     |     February 15 - April 26     |     $200.00

  • The Los Angeles Theatre Center
  • 514 S. Spring St. 3rd Floor
  • Los Angeles, CA. 90013

Approaching our 20th year the Robey Theatre Company looks towards opening even wider areas to serve the Los Angeles community by expanding and refining our Playwrights Program. The program's curriculum thoroughly addresses the various needs and skill levels of each participant.

Our Playwrights Lab is an opportunity for those with or without experience in Playwriting to find a unique and imaginative approach to creating scenes and telling stories in theatrical ways. If you have an interest, but not a great deal of practical experience, in writing for the stage or an idea you wish to create for the theatre, this course will help you to craft dialogue and understand character, while learning the fundamentals of playwriting. If you have more extensive experience in these areas, this session will give you a variety of new ways to approach the process and acclimate you to Robey's approach. Each day in class, new pages of scenes are written and discussed. By the end of the 10 week session, you will have created a body of work, composed of monologues and scenes and understand the inherent nature of writing for the stage.

The sessions provide a craft-intensive and goal oriented experience with the instructor demonstrating the nature of character, dialogue, conflict, and resolution, and their relation to one another. Writers will practice scene construction with material based on their own personal experiences working towards a first draft of an original work. There will be a good deal of flexibility and a great deal of personal attention to the creation of individual process of working and the development of craft technique.

dylanDylan Southard will join us once again offering unique, intensive, one-on-one work with a trained Dramaturg. He focuses on the continuing, critical examination of original work being developed in the lab, addressing the individual challenges of structure, style and theme that each play will present as it evolves. Playwrights will use the techniques, exercises and feedback the program provides, applying them to their own maturing work, building it from the beginning of an idea to a finished product.

Each session will focus on a re-examination of plays to clarify the more advanced aspects of playwriting: style, tone, premise, etc. Reworked plays will also receive in-house readings by actors when appropriate. Some of these plays will receive a public reading. Dylan's experience adds to the process and Robey welcomes and looks forward to his continued participation.

There is a maximum of 16 writers. The cost is $200 for one ten week session.

Applicants Please Include the Following

Please include a resume or personal history and brief statement of what you hope to achieve or what your goal might be by participating. Artists from other disciplines interested in creating theatre pieces are welcome. If you have something you have written that speaks to what you would be working towards please include. Projects may be anywhere along their developmental path. This could be an idea about a story you wish to develop into a play, the beginning of a scene, monologue, or simply a notion for a play or a first draft of a one act or full length piece. Completion of a work for submission at this point is unimportant. We emphasize process over product. What is important is the beginning of your creative process and providing a glimpse for us to reference. Remember the creative process begins with a thought and that thought deserves development.

Please check your calendars to ensure the resources and commitment of the Robey Theatre Company and Dylan Southard are used efficiently. It is important that attendance be consistent in order to gain maximum rewards.

Session Dates

  • February 15, 10am - 1pm
  • February 22, 10am - 1pm
  • March 1, 10am - 1pm
  • March 8, 10am - 1pm
  • March 15, 10am - 1pm
  • March 22, 10am - 1pm
  • April 5, 10am - 1pm
  • April 12, 10am -1pm
  • April 19, 10am - 1pm
  • April 26, 10am - 1pm

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Robey Theatre Company: Educational Outreach

Educational Outreach

Drama Workshop

Drama workshop curriculum is available to participating classrooms offering middle and high school aged youth the chance to appreciate reading, writing and thinking in a whole new way. The outreach program designs and distributes supplemental classroom activities that offer teachers a way to introduce themes the plays uncover.

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