February 2, 2014
A new stage play you don't want to miss! Come cheer, laugh and cry with these newly branded cougars as three feisty friends decide to flip the script and begin to experience life dating younger men. Hold on to your toys boys, these ladies are definitely wound up.
- Dates: January 31 - March 30
- Theatre Theater
- 5041 West Pico Blve.
- Los Angeles, CA. 90019
- General Admission: $25.00
- Veteran/Senior: $20.00
To purchase tickets, visit www.brownpapertickets.com
For more information, visit our Events page.
January 23, 2014
Back by Popular Demand
Sparkling City Entertainment, 444 Productions, Juvee Productions, The Robey Theatre Company and Jeff Murray
- Written by Celeste Bedford Walker
- Directed by Alex Morris
For tickets and the full schedule, visit www.brownpapertickets.com or call 800 838 3006.
Winner of 3 2013 NAACP Theatre Awards, this wildly successful play returns with a special run of 15 performances! Camp Logan is a thoroughly entertaining and compelling story of six Black U.S. soldiers enduring incidents leading up to the tragic 1917 racially charged riot at their Camp Logan base in Houston, Texas during World War I. You will laugh, cry and forever be touched by these resilient and endearing soldiers as you get a glimpse into their personal lives on base as they prepare to go to battle.
- Opening Night: Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 8pm with reception to follow
- Opening Night Tickets: $30
- Sunday Matinee: Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 3pm
- General Admission: $20
- Group rates available, please call 323 571 3232
- 5041 West Pico Blvd.
- Los Angeles, CA. 90019
For tickets and the full schedule, visit www.brownpapertickets.com or call 800 838 3006. See you there!
Barbara S. Matos Promoted, Congratulations!
Barbara S. Matos has been promoted to Director of Diversity at CBS Corporations. Barbara has been with CBS since May 1995 when she joined CBS International, Business Affairs. In 2000, she joined Josie Thomas in the devolopement of the CBS Diversity Department. From its inception she has been an integral component of their wide range of diversity efforts. In 2009, she was promoted to Manager. Her contributions across the board have been immeasurable and her ability to effectively engage with diverse partners significantly enhances outreach. Please join us in congratulating Barbara and wishing her continued success.
History Detective: Zoot Suiters
The "Community as History Detective" is a new program offered by the Robey Theatre Company as part of its outreach to Los Angeles neighborhoods where we believe there is history to be discovered about the global Black experience as it was played out culturally over the decades.
Our first series of workshops invites participants to discover characters, stories, and events from the 1930's through 1965 here in Los Angeles. Invited workshop leaders will facilitate. Our first workshop leader is Jaime Cruz, Educator, non profit administrator and former Director, Latino Museum of History Art & Culture. His workshop topic will be The Zoot Suiters on January 29, 2014 at 1:30pm - 3:30pm at The Southern California Museum, 6120 S. Vermont, Los Angeles, CA. 90044
The series of workshops is designed to allow individuals to use the history of Los Angeles to unfold, using plays, short stories, music and song lyrics to inspire imagination in other ways. Our efforts will be collected and published, on-line and in print. That creative materialwill be offered to Robey's Artist-in-Residence, Levy Lee Simon this year. Levy Lee has been commissioned to write a play, focusing that play on Los Angeles and the Dunbar Hotel back in the day.
- Southern California Library
- 6120 S. Vermont
- Los Angeles, CA. 90044
- Price: FREE
- Light refreshments will be provided
Other upcoming workshops:
- Thursday, February 6, 2014: History of Los Angeles's African American Fire Fighters
- Thursday, February 13, 2014: History using literature as our guide
- Thursday, February 27, 2014: History using music as our guide
Be on the lookout for more announcements for future "History Detective" events
For more information:
- 626 486 2460
January 21, 2014
Robey Welcomes Two New Board Members
Bringing in the new year, Robey welcomes two new members to our Board of Directors, Millena Gay and Harold Sylvestor. We anticipate a very successful and productive year under the leadership of our Board, which kicks off our 20th Anniversary Year with positive energy and a super strong, dedicated and energetic team!
Congratulations Josie Thomas
Josie Thomas, a dedicated member of our Board of Advisors has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at CBS Corporation. We extend our congratulations and would like to thank Josie for her generous and consistent support for 12 years.
Thomas most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, CBS Corporation, a position she was promoted to in 2010. In 2005, Thomas created the CBS Writer Fellowship with the NAACP at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, which gives emerging talent a supporting partnership. In August 2003, she launched the CBS Diversity Institute, which provides participants with access to the network television decision-making process. The institute now includes six componentsâ��the Writers Mentoring Program, Writers Fellowship Program, Directing Initiative, Daytime Casting Initiative, Actors Career Workshops, and Sketch Comedy Showcases. She was named Senior Vice President of Diversity in 2000.