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Alexis Roblan

Playwright, based in Los Angeles.

Originally from the rural Oregon coast, Alexis Roblan was raised on dense forests, cold beaches, and an acute sense of existential anxiety. Her plays include RED EMMA & THE MAD MONK (The Tank; New York Times Critic’s Pick), DAUGHTERS OF LOT (Edinburgh Fringe), YOU FEEL SO FAR AWAY RIGHT NOW (Finalist, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference), THE ANDREW PLAY (Thomas Barbour Playwrights Award), AND IT SPINS TWICE (FringeNYC), OURS (Finalist, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference), LILIYA (Exquisite Corpse Company), JAVELINA (Winner: Echo Theater Company New Play Competition), and SAMUEL (The Tank; Grant recipient, NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre; Finalist, Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission; “superb” – Helen Shaw, for Vulture). Alexis has been supported and produced by theatre companies including Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, Ars Nova, The Bushwick Starr, New Perspectives Theatre Company, The Dennis & Victoria Ross Foundation, Project Y, The Blank Theatre (Los Angeles), and The Geffen Playhouse (Los Angeles).

Headshots of three playwrights.
The Importance of Community for Playwrights
Essay

The Importance of Community for Playwrights

3 April 2024

What tools are playwrights using to survive in the theatre industry today? What tools are missing? Louis DeVaughn “DeVo” Nelson poses these questions and more to three playwrights in conversations about the future of theatre, the shedding supremacist systems, and the necessity to build new communities.

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