Classes – Spring 2015

Classes - Spring 2015

Advanced Scene Workshop

Instructor: Ben Guillory

Mondays ~ 7pm – 10pm     |    September 28, 2015 – December 7, 2015     |     $500.00

  • Moments Playhouse
  • 665 N Heliotrope Dr. (between Vermont & Normandie off Melrose)
  • Los Angeles, CA. 90004

Ben 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 Moments Playhouse in Los Angeles.

The Robey Theatre Company’s Fall session of the Advance Scene Study for 2015 begins September 28, 2015 at the. Workshop time is 7-10pm. The workshop ends December 7, 2015.

The process begins MondaySeptember 28, 2015 with a 7pm Orientation at the Moments 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. Note: It’s extremely important that actors attend this orientation!

The cost is $500.00 *** A payment $ 250.00 is required September 21, 2015 to secure a seat – Robey accepts 16 actors per session. The balance is due on/before Monday November 7, 2015. Please check your schedule before you make the commitment as it affects others working with you.

To Apply

Classes - Spring 2015

Please Note

  • It is extremely important that actors attend the orientation
  • The cost is $500.00. A payment of $250.00 is due on Sept 21th to secure a seat. Make checks payable to “Robey Theatre Company”
  • The full balance is due on or before November 7th.
  • Robey accepts 16 actors per session
  • Please check your schedule before you make the commitment as it affects others working with you.

2015 Fall Session Dates

MONDAYS: Sept 28 (Orientation) , Oct 5, Oct 12, Oct 19, Oct 26, Nov 2, Nov 9,Nov 16, Nov 23, Nov 30, Dec 7

Questions? Call (213) 489-7402 or email

Playwrights Lab

Instructor: Dylan Southard

Saturdays 10am – 1pm     |     Spring, Summer, and Fall Sessions     |     $200.00

California State University of Los Angeles (CSULA)
5151 State University Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90032

*Building and Room Number will be provided to lab participants

progCollageThe Playwrights Lab has refined itself. It is an intensive 10 week program focused on the craft of playwriting and developing new plays. Designed for aspiring writers with works in progress, it offers weekly, one-on-one meetings with resident dramaturg Dylan Southard to address the unique challenges of structure, style and theme that each play presents as it evolves. The Playwrights Lab is tailored to the needs of its writers, providing a place where participants can ask questions, experiment with ideas, and continue to build their stories. There will be a good deal of flexibility and a great deal of personal attention to the creation of individual processes of working and the development of craft technique. The Playwrights Lab culminates in workshop readings of text from each writer. There is a maximum of 10 writers.


dylanDylan Southard will join us once again to guide the work. He will conduct a session from 10am – 1pm, which 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 has certainly added to the process and Robey welcomes and looks forward to his continued participation.

progCollage2Dylan is a dramaturg, director, and writer, as well as the Co-Artistic Director of the Los Angeles based company Needtheater. Locally, he has worked with the Center Theatre Group, The Geffen Playhouse, The Theatre @ Boston Court, Native Voices at The Autry, Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble, Theatre Dybbuk and the Network of Ensemble Theatres. Additionally, he is an associate artist with the international new play Howlround and L.A. Bitter Lemmons. During his tenure with Robey he has served as production dramaturge for The Emperor’s Last Performance by Melvin Ishmael Johnson, Transitions by Kellie Dantzler, The Reckoning by Kimba Henderson, and Pity the Proud Ones by Kurt D. Maxey, all developed and produced through Robey’s Playwrights Lab program under his watch. Dylan trained as a dramaturg under a two year fellowship with Centerstage Baltimore and is a graduate of Wesleyab University.

There is a maximum of 10 playwrights. The cost is $200 for one ten week session.

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.

To Apply

Submit a resume with your writing sample of a one act or full length play to:

Please note that your writing sample need not be a finished work; a first draft of your work is fine.

Deadline for submission is Friday, September 25, 2015

Please Note

The cost is $200.00 make checks payable to “Robey Theatre Company”

Robey accepts 10 actors per session

Please check your schedule before you make the commitment as it affects others working with you.

Your Writing Sample

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.

2015 Fall Session Dates

Saturdays, 10 am – 1 pm

Oct 3rd – Dec 5th

Questions? Call (213) 489-7402 or email

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.