The Black Box

The  Blackbox Theater is a space housed within the Robert Mello Studio. While some productions are affiliated with the Robert Mello Studio, The Black Box is also available for rentals by organizations not affiliated with the studio.

Some productions are affiliated with the Robert Mello Studio and will be advertised as affiliate productions, such as the Off the Page Series of staged readings, or the RMS Lab productions, which give students, instructors, and studio staff a chance to work together and produce a play.

This page is so you can find out when shows are going up at the Black Box, who is producing them, and where you can find tickets. Please address any ticketing inquiries to the person specifically listed with the production, as some productions are not affiliated with the Robert Mello Studio.

Up next in the Black Box:

Vernal and Sere:

Vernal & Sere Theatre Co. is thrilled to announce its next production, 4.48 Psychosis. The final play by the groundbreaking and inimitable Sarah Kane, 4.48 Psychosis is an exploration inside the mind of a young woman who, suffering from mental illness, determines to commit suicide.

Yet while the mind is both subject and setting, the heart of this play is a love story: between a patient and doctor, between a woman and herself, and finally between performers and audience. But its ultimate act of love might be found in the very nature of its main character’s dilemma, which should not be seen as a struggle to die, but as a tooth-and-nails fight to live.

Director: Sawyer Estes
Cast: Kathrine BarnesErin BoswellErin O’Connor, and Madelyn Wall
Lighting Design: Lindsey Sharpless
Poster Art: untitled by Wendelin Wohlgemuth

For tickets, click here. For questions about the production, email

(il)legally Latinos, a showcase event!

Latinas Who Lead in Media – Atlanta is excited to announce, “(il)legally Latinos”, a showcase event.
(il)legally Latinos, will include 4, Latino themed, one-act plays, and 1 vignette. Featuring, some of the most talented writers, directors, and actors in the film, television, and theater communities, both regionally and nationwide.
(il)legally Latinos, a showcase event, will include thought provoking pieces in Spanish and English that will make you laugh, cry, and remember the good ‘ole days when abuela used to chase you around with “la chancla”!
Save the date for October 26-27 at The Robert Mello Studios. Purchase tickets here. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a Latino nonprofit organization TBA. For questions about the event, please email Check them out on Facebook here.