Mary Eileen O’Donnell
Lee Margret Hanson
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Tim Robbins ranks among contemporary cinema’s most acclaimed and provocative voices; a multifaceted talent, who has acted in, written, directed and produced films including Mystic River, Catch a Fire, Dead Man Walking, The Shawshank Redemption, The Player, Bob Roberts, Bull Durham, Jacobs Ladder, Hudsucker Proxy, The Secret Life of Words and Cradle Will Rock.
In addition Robbins has been a consistent and influential voice in theater for the past 32 years as an actor, director, playwright and artistic director of The Actors’ Gang, which has travelled the world to five continents and extensively in the United States with productions including Embedded, George Orwells’ 1984, The Exonerated, The Guys, and The Trial of the Catonsville Nine.
Robbins has also been instrumental in the development and expansion of education and outreach programs at The Actors’ Gang, arts programs that have reached thousands of children currently without school funding for theater programs. In addition Robbins and several other Actors’ Gang members regularly conduct theater workshops with incarcerated men in an effort to fill the gap in arts rehabilitation programs in the California corrections system.
The Actors' Gang
CULVER CITY, CA – A surreal world of fairies, spells, incantations, lovers bewitched by magic, the Fairy Queen making love to an ass…The world in disorder made right by the mischief of the night. Twelve actors from The Actors’ Gang working with director Tim Robbins and the company’s Co-Artistic Director, Cynthia Ettinger illuminate Shakespeare’s forest with original music, kinetic expression and a fervent approach to the reality and magic of the language of the play.
“This is one of my favorite Shakespeare plays—there are so many layers of truth, untruth, dream, reality, magic and deception. A marital dispute puts the universe in disorder and the confusion that emerges is dangerous and full of outrageous behavior and wildly funny.” – Director, Tim Robbins