Ms. Allen has served as Executive Director of Suze’s Prescott Center for the Arts since 2016. She has worked as a professional in the arts for 30 years. Her career has encompassed all areas including producing, acting, directing and arts leadership. She received her education at ASU under the direction of Marshall W. Mason and at the New Actors Workshop in New York. Robyn served as Artistic Director of Theater Works and was a founding member of the acclaimed Algonquin Theater Co. Under Ms. Allen’s direction she has received 38 Arizoni Nominations and 14 awards for her work in theater including Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Guest Artist.
She was has been featured in the Arizona Republic’s Who’s Who of Women in Theater. Most recently, Suze’s Prescott Center for the Arts received a nomination for the 2020 Governor’s Arts Awards, the 2020 Prescott Chamber Business Excellence in Arts & Culture Award and on a national level the 2020 Twink Lynch Organizational Achievement Award. Noted with this national acknowledgment were Ms. Allen’s ability to pivot SPCA staff and resources to create PCA Serves to address the needs of its mostly elderly patron population, as well as services to the broad community during the pandemic. Additionally, under Robyn’s leadership, and with board support and approval,
PCA undertook a capital campaign for the existing campus and add new spaces to better serve our communities, especially our youth. The “Setting the Stage” Capital Campaign was launched in 2018 to fully realize PCA’s vision and mission, preserve and remodel its Main Stage, and build a Studio Theater to expand rehearsal and classroom space, youth programs, and an additional art gallery for visual arts programming. While PCA shelved the campaign and served the community they received an anonymous cornerstone gift re-launching the campaign which recently broken ground this July of 2021.