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Under Ben Guillory’s sharp-eyed direction, Levy Lee Simon’s four-part docudrama traces the nationally prominent Central Avenue luxury hotel’s heyday during the 1930s and ’40s, when its opulence offered a first-class answer to Jim Crow laws that prohibited even the most illustrious black Americans from staying in hotels that catered to whites.

LA Times

Video Interview

Dunbar: Selected Scenes and Songs

A special thank you to all those who attended “Selected Scenes and Dunbar Songs” Fundraiser!

The Company has been invited to perform @ The National Black Theatre Festival (08/03 thru 08/08, 2015). That’ll be on the Wake Forest campus.

The campaign goal: @ $32,000, more than Eighteen Thousand of which has been pledged and paid. An on-line request to Delta Airlines is pending. A GoFundMe page remains active with over $8600 raised from sixty-one donors.

Our goal: being able to pledge each dollar raised to the travel/hotel/food/actor per-diem’s and Festival production expenses.

This June 20th fundraiser was an opportunity for the cast to re-connect, have fun themselves performing memorable scenes and performing classics from the careers of some of the play’s characters –Lena Horne/Ethel Waters/Duke Ellington….



20 Year Celebrations

The Robey Theatre Company ended it’s 20th Anniversary year on a MAGNIFICENTLY high note THANKS TO YOU. Your support has enabled us to thrive TWENTY YEARS.



Third Image: Photography By Blaze

L to R (Bottom to Top):
Dwain A. Perry, Ashlee Olivia, Joshua R. Lamont, Chantel Deniese, Tommy Hicks, Levy Lee Simon, Ben Guillory, Melvin Ishmael Johnson, Jah Shams, Vanja Renee, Jason Mimms, Julio Hanson, Cydney Wayne Davis, Kyle Connor McDuffie, Tiffany Coty, Eddie Goins, Rhonda Stubbins White, Janean Jeffries, Tiffany Yvette Cousin, Doug Jewell, Kem Saunders, Petal D’Avril

Fifth Image: Photography by Tomoko Matsushita