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The Robey Theatre Company’s Playwrights Lab: Spring 2024

February 3 • 10:00 am - April 6 • 1:00 pm

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The Robey Theatre Company’s

SPRING Playwrights Lab

The Playwrights lab provides weekly sessions and one-on-one meetings to foster a space tailored to each writer’s needs plus curate a timeline for the author’s writing goals and needs. With an emphasis on prompts, exploration of structure and styles, writing assignments, and readings of new and published work, the Lab aims to provide a supportive environment.

Playwrights can ask questions, find their voice, and continue to experiment with ideas while building their stories. Ultimately, the goal is to develop and foster new works about the global Black experience.

Spring Schedule – February 3 to April 6

February 3, 10, 17, 24| March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | April 6

The workshop meets on Saturdays via Zoom, from 10 AM to 1:00 PM (PT).

If interested, please email the following information to: [email protected]

  • An original writing sample (a scene, a one-act play, or an essay will serve as a writing sample).

  • Resume.

  • Complete contact information.

  • Prior to the first day of class, a non-refundable fee of $250 is required.

    Please note: A limited number of Lab fees will be waived in support of playwrights who require financial assistance. Deadline, February 3.


Reginald Edmund

Img 4522Reginald Edmund is the Co-Founder and Managing Curating Producer for Black Lives, Black Words International Project. Inspired by #blacklivesmatter, this project gives voice to some of the most contemporary political black writers from both the US, Canada and the UK, asking them to explore the question, “Do black lives matter today?” In addition, he was a Resident Playwright at Tamasha Theatre in London, England and an Alumni Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists Theatre, an Artistic Associate at Pegasus Theatre-Chicago and an Artistic Patriot at Merrimack Repertory Theatre; he was also a 2010-11 Many Voice Fellow with the Playwrights’ Center. His play Southbridge was runner up for the Kennedy Center’s Lorraine Hansberry and Rosa Parks National Playwriting Awards, and most recently named winner of the Southern Playwrights’ Competition, the Black Theatre Alliance Award for Best New Play and the Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award. His nine-play series titled The City of the Bayou Collection, include Southbridge, Juneteenth Street, The Last Cadillac and All the Dying Voices were developed at esteemed theaters including Pegasus Theatre-Chicago, Deluxe Theatre, Actors Theatre of Charlotte, Bush Theatre (UK), Theatre @ Boston Court, The Landing Theatre, Playwrights’ Center and The National Theatre (UK). Reginald Edmund received his BFA in Theatre-Performance from Texas Southern University and his MFA in Playwriting from Ohio University.



February 3 • 10:00 am
April 6 • 1:00 pm




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