"History Detectives" Community Outreach Program Assistant

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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


The Robey Theate Company and four of its produced playwrights as artists-in-the-community have participated in discussions, story-telling techniques and explorations into issues that make LA's Black community, The Community". We've looked at the reasons that brought folks from Louisiana out west and discovered we have similar motivations and marveled at the trajectories that eventually led us to the long wood tables we've shared thoose intimacies so far.

Now we're ready to explore ways to tell our stories. The individual threads and a way to display the "finished" product.

residewill continue a four-workshop series of workshops on Saturday, August 27th at the USC Campus Peace Center located at 817 West 34th Street (United University Church). The workshop will begin at 12 noon and end at 3:00 p.m. that afternoon.

Last week, we introduced the idea of the community as story-teller. Each playwright shared his/her own vision. The finished product after the series of weekly workshops, will weave the community's own untold, un-documented memory into a play/plays that can be told from the stage, read aloud, preserved as podcasts.

The theatre invites volunteers from the community, from neighboring schools/colleges/universities to share the experience. The program is dubbed "History Detectives" and will unfold over the next several weekends (Labor Day week-end--no workshop).

This session will introduce writing prompts to loosen the creative juices for experienced writers/story-tellers and for those who don't consider themselves writers.

Our intern/volunteers are intended to become part of the story-telling team.

Here's a writing prompt to share with you prior to the workshop. Can't attend? Send your 500 word story anyway.

Family Heirloom: Write about an object that’s been passed through the generations in your family.


  • Storytelling
  • Reading / Writing
  • Graphic Design / Print
  • Arts Administration
  • Community Outreach
  • Theater Arts

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • 4 hours; ea subsequent workshop: 4 hr

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