SPF 14: Robbin, From the Hood

Saturday, July 8th @ 8:00 PM PST
Written By Marlow Wyatt
Directed By Gerard Joseph

Two impoverished teens Robbin and Juan, are catapulted into a world of excessive wealth. Robbin attempts to level the playing field though Juan disagrees with her questionable methods. This modern-day spin of the classic Robin Hood tale shines a light on power, poverty, and the systemic dismantling of disenfranchised families by corporate America. Sometimes you have to do the wrong thing for the right reason.

Marlow is a BFA graduate of Howard University College of Fine Arts. She is a playwright and actor. She has been fortunate to receive commissions and awards for her work. She is a LA New Play Prize recipient for SHE (CTG/Humanitas finalist, Long Beach Playhouse New Works Winner) which will have its world premiere at Antaeus Theatre this fall. Selected works include: Bread and Circus (2022/23 Lower Depth Cycle of Poverty Fellowship, No Noise Reading Series/A Noise Within); The Things We Leave Behind (NEXT Commission/Antaeus Theatre); Red Ribbons (2022 Voices for Victory Reading Series, 2021 Headwaters New Play finalist); Listen, A Black Woman Is Speaking (2023 Third Rail Repertory/CoHo Theatre, 2022 Plays In Motion/Moving Arts, 2021 Playwrights Union First Look Reading); Robbin, from the Hood (2021 Eugene O’Neill semi-finalist, 2021 New Works Pipeline/Support Black Theatre).For more information visit: marlowwyatt.com or follow her on IG @marlowrites.

GERARD JOSEPH is an actor, director, writer, and DP based out of LA. Truly excited to be working with Road Theater Company for the first time as a director! Local theater credits include FIRST DEEP BREATH (Geffen Playhouse), KAIROS (Geffen Writers Room), EVERYBODY (Antaeus Theater Co) SHE (Latino Theater Co), ZIP CODE PLAYS (Antaeus Theater Co), A POST RACIAL USA (McCormick-Durham Prod), HONKY (San Diego Rep), IN THE RED AND BROWN WATER (UCSD), BLUEPRINTS TO FREEDOM (La Jolla Playhouse), and HIS GIRL FRIDAY (La Jolla Playhouse). Regionally, Gerard has played leading roles at Manhattan Theater Club, Cherry Lane Theater, Walnut Street Theater, Plays and Players, and The Annenberg Center. Director credits include TOPDOG/UNDERDOG (Black Creators Collective), YOU (Immersive exp), SECRET SOCIETY (Alliance Theater). Film credits include: MEAT PUPPET (ao Amazon), HONKY (PBS), and DOG PARK (ao Amazon) Voiceover credits include GIMS (Netflix), Sleepers (Audible), and Red Dead Redemption (Video Game). He received his MFA from University Of California San Diego and has trained with Maggie Flanigan in NYC. Rep interest welcome. Contact @ gerardjoseph.me and IG @whatnextg

“Robbin, from the Hood”

Robbin Woods – Iesha M. Daniels
Juan Aviles-Rodriguez – Aaron Morales*
Percy Woods – Stirling Nix Bradley
Margaret Brown – Inger Tudor*
Kyle Mayhew – Jeff LeBeau*
Charles (Charlie) Woods – Joshua R. Lamont
Announcer/Driver – Cheryl Francis Harrington

*Road Company Member