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In conversation with Tim Robbins and Peter Brook
Join us Thursday, April 8th at 12 pm (PT) for a screening of our Axis Mundi with Artistic Director, Tim Robbins, and theatrical legend and visionary director, Peter Brook.
Brook, the first person to win the International Ibsen Award, has dedicated his life to demonstrating the importance of a living theater, a theater that has a unique and powerful potential to transform audiences and shift a cultural landscape.
Throughout his career, Brook has distinguished himself in different genres including theater, opera, cinema, and has written books that have inspired generations of actors and directors.
He began his career at the Royal Shakespeare Company, directing actors such as Paul Scofield, Glenda Jackson, Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud and Ben Kingsley in ground-breaking productions ofLove Labour’s Lost (1946), Measure for Measure (1950), Titus Andronicus (1955), King Lear (1962), Marat/Sade (1964), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1970) and Antony and Cleopatra (1978).
Shakespeare’s plays inspired Brook to pursue his search for universal theater – a theater of no particular country but of all countries, cultures, languages and traditions. From Shakespeare’s King Lear to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, his productions had a profound influence on the development of theater and continue to serve as a reference point for our interpretation of Shakespeare.
In 1971, Peter Brook founded the International Centre for Theatrical Research (CIRT) in Paris, which, with the opening of the Bouffes du Nord became the International Centre for Theatrical Creation (CICT). Between the Center and his rich contribution to theatrical history, few directors have done as much as Brook to broaden the boundaries of theater to create a culturally rich, diverse, inclusive and spiritually creative cauldron.
The event, produced in partnership with Fundación Teatro a Mill, will be translated into French and Spanish and will be streamed on April 8th at 12 pm (PT) through Zoom and Facebook Live.
Hosted by our Artistic Director, Tim Robbins, this series of public forums introduces us to creative minds from all around the world. Previous Axis Mundi evenings featured visionary artists such as Ariane Mnouchkine and Guillermo Caldéron. With each conversation, we’re bringing together artists who shape culture, and asking vital questions about the future of theater and the arts and what it means to create in pandemic times.
In pre-pandemic times, The Actors’ Gang Axis Mundi series featured many special evenings with guests from music, literature, and journalism and have been honored to have Jackson Browne, Bill Moyers, Sister Helen Prejean, Gore Vidal, Juan Gonzales, and many others share their wisdom and talent on our stage. Each one of these public forums helped our community bridge the gap between isolation and despair to a sense of community and shared hopefulness, and we hope to ignite the very same spirit through our digital stage.
If you have any questions about your reservation, please contact us by email at BoxOffice@TheActorsGang.com or by phone at (310) 838-4264 ext. 1