Alexis Roblan

Alexis Roblan

Alexis Roblan’s plays have been produced and developed in the US, UK, Colombia and Australia, by and at Clubbed Thumb, Ars Nova, Dixon Place, Project Y, FringeNYC, New Perspectives Theatre Company, The Motor Company, The Dirty Blondes, The Blank Theatre, Theatre 503, FRIGID New York, Edinburgh Fringe, Festival de Teatro Alternativo, World Interplay, and more. Originally from Coos Bay, Oregon, she is a graduate...
Alexis Roblan’s plays have been produced and developed in the US, UK, Colombia and Australia, by and at Clubbed Thumb, Ars Nova, Dixon Place, Project Y, FringeNYC, New Perspectives Theatre Company, The Motor Company, The Dirty Blondes, The Blank Theatre, Theatre 503, FRIGID New York, Edinburgh Fringe, Festival de Teatro Alternativo, World Interplay, and more. Originally from Coos Bay, Oregon, she is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s MFA in Dramatic Writing program, and she is currently a playwright-in-residence with Exquisite Corpse Company in Brooklyn, NY. Alexis has been a Finalist for the Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission (SAMUEL), Seven Devils Playwrights Conference (AND IT SPINS TWICE), Nashville Rep’s Ingram New Works Lab, and The O’Neill National Playwrights Conference (YOU FEEL SO FAR AWAY RIGHT NOW). Her work as a screenwriter can be seen on the Go90 series Guidance (2017) and Love Daily (2018).

Plays

  • OURS
    Bob Sugarman’s story of repeated, horrific alien abductions was the inspiration for the 1994 blockbuster, Birds of Prey. Decades after the film, Bob is stumbling through a speaking tour, sharing his story with abductee support groups and imparting the lessons he’s learned from a lifetime of contact with our interplanetary visitors.

    Imagine the worst thing that could happen to you. Imagine it...
    Bob Sugarman’s story of repeated, horrific alien abductions was the inspiration for the 1994 blockbuster, Birds of Prey. Decades after the film, Bob is stumbling through a speaking tour, sharing his story with abductee support groups and imparting the lessons he’s learned from a lifetime of contact with our interplanetary visitors.

    Imagine the worst thing that could happen to you. Imagine it happening again and again. Imagine the release of just… giving in.

    A (mostly) one-person play (for 5+ voices) about responsibility, trauma, positive thinking, and aliens.
  • Samuel
    Wynette, Delia, Jane, and Charlie are four adult sisters who can’t seem to agree on anything. Did mom make sweet potatoes with marshmallows or thyme? What did Grandma’s face look like? Are there monsters under the bed? Am I one of them?
    And what is Samuel?
  • You Feel So Far Away Right Now
    He’s into vore, she’s into centaurs (like, sexually). A dark comedy set in the isolating landscape of human relationships, and neighboring small towns on the Oregon coast.
  • The Andrew Play
    Andrew dies, suddenly. His little sister, Lena, is lost. His older sister, Kate, is pissed. A play about siblings, loss, the confusing poetry of grief, and who owns your memory when you’re gone.
  • Color Blue
    A pitch black comedy that transfers an incident from modern Somalia — the brutal rape and murder of two young women by Al Shabaab militants who wanted one of the girls to marry their commander — to a US middle school campus. As two 13-year-old girls skip class to get stoned, this light comedy laced with pop culture references shifts in fits and starts towards something darker, examining the common threads of...
    A pitch black comedy that transfers an incident from modern Somalia — the brutal rape and murder of two young women by Al Shabaab militants who wanted one of the girls to marry their commander — to a US middle school campus. As two 13-year-old girls skip class to get stoned, this light comedy laced with pop culture references shifts in fits and starts towards something darker, examining the common threads of misogyny experienced by women in disparate global cultures, and the ability of all societies to ignore this psychic and physical violence.
  • And It Spins Twice
    Beth and Liz are the same woman, born 10 years apart. Beth is 40, Liz is 30. Both are theoretical physicists: Beth is a professor, Liz a grad student. Beth is married to a teacher named Ryan who she's known for 20 years. Liz is dating a musician named Ryan who she's known a few months. And both women are learning that in an ever-changing reality, where even the laws of nature are proving to be less...
    Beth and Liz are the same woman, born 10 years apart. Beth is 40, Liz is 30. Both are theoretical physicists: Beth is a professor, Liz a grad student. Beth is married to a teacher named Ryan who she's known for 20 years. Liz is dating a musician named Ryan who she's known a few months. And both women are learning that in an ever-changing reality, where even the laws of nature are proving to be less and less steadfast and eternal, there is very little we can count on for any length of time.