the 4048: A blackbox performance space at 4048 Flowers Road

The 4048 is a Blackbox Theater space housed within the Robert Mello Studio. While some productions are affiliated with the Robert Mello Studio, The 4048 is also available for rentals by organizations not affiliated with the studio. (If you’re interested in renting The 4048, please see our rentals page).

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 4048, 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 at The 4048:

Vernal and Sere Theater Presents: 

Anna Bella Eema by Lisa D’Amour

A trailer park in decay. A highway in development. A mother, her girl, and her girl’s girl: a doppelgänger made out of mud. “Something is coming. It’s either the interstate or the end of the world.”

Part ghost story, part trailer park musical, part coming-of-age melodrama… Anna Bella Eema resists simple classification. What it is, however, is a celebration of storytelling.

Written by Pulitzer Prize Finalist and Obie Award Winning playwright Lisa D’Amour, Anna Bella Eema continues and expands upon Vernal & Sere Theatre’s mission of presenting “imaginative theatre that straddles the line between sacred and profane, life and death, happiness and grief.”

Directed by: Sawyer Estes and Erin O’Connor
Cast: Lindsey Sharpless, Erin Boswell, Kathrine Barnes

March 16- April 1 (Shows Fri-Sun at 8 pm)

For more information or to purchase tickets, go here. For ticketing inquiries, contact Please do not contact the Robert Mello Studio with ticketing inquiries, as we will not be able to assist you. For more information on Vernal and Sere, you can find them here.

RMS Lab Presents:

The Dreamer Examines His Pillow by John Patrick Shanley

This is a a striking, surreal study of the often bizarre byways that love between men and women can follow. Told in three related scenes, the play uses richly evocative language to make its unsettling but ultimately illuminating points.

This production features Clayton Landey, one of Atlanta’s top actors and acting instructors with literally hundreds of Film/TV and theatrical credits.

“pungent, thought-provoking, original, poeticand leading by stylized, fantasticated ways to genuinely startling illuminations.” NY Magazine.

“a philosophic dream-comedy about love, marriage, and maturity.” Village Voice.

Heather Fusari
Clayton Landey
Lucas Scott

Directed by Tim Phillips

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 5 pm

April 27- May 13

For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.

RMS Spring Actors’ Showcase

The Robert Mello Studio will present their Spring Actors’ Showcase on the following dates:
Thursday  May 3rd  8pm
Friday  May 4th  12 pm
Sunday  May 6th  8 pm

Monday  May 7th  8 pm

 All performances will be in the blackbox theatre at The Robert Mello Studio. Please mark your calendars now. We would love to see you there again this year, or if you it’s your first time we look forward to meeting you.  –Jayson Warner Smith & Robert Mello