The Actor's Gang has performed for audiences in Los Angeles and throughout the world, on five continents and in 40 U.S. States

The Gang - The Actors' Gang

The Actors’ Gang mission is to present new, unconventional and uncompromising plays and dynamic reinterpretations of the classics, to restore the ancient sense of the stage as a shared sacred space, to introduce theater to children and help them find their own creative voices, to bring the freedom of self-expression to the incarcerated.


In 1981, we started this journey in garages, art galleries, and street corners and performed midnight shows in small venues, on dark Hollywood streets. We wanted to tell stories that meant something about the world around us, stories that stood boldly in front of power and mercilessly exposed hypocrisy. We wanted to tell stories about love and heroism and the nobility and dignity of the poor. “We,” back then, meant eight UCLA students. Four decades later, we are 50 committed artists touring throughout the world, still doing theater, still telling timely stories, all while running nationally recognized programs in prisons, reentry facilities, and schools. Our teachers have been joined by formerly incarcerated participants, a relentless staff, and a growing number of women, men, and youth who are using the tools we provide to make life altering change happen.

The Team

Tim Robbins / Artistic Director
Joe Witt / Managing Director 
Monica Candio / Controller
Guebri VanOver / Administrative Manager, Assistant to the Artistic Director
Cihan Sahin / Director of Programming and Productions
David Robbins / Audio Engineer
Gloria Briseño / Production Coordinator
Rachael Zambias / Audience Services Manager
Tim Giles / Development and Outreach
Stephanie Pinnock / Development Associate
Kimberly Ray / Grant Writer
Adam Jefferis / Director of Education | Education Department 
Luis Quintana / Operations Manager | Education Department
Ana Ming Bostwick-Singer / Education Coordinator | Education Department
Mariana Da Silva / Education Coordinator | Education Department
Kathryn Carner  / Director of Operations | Prison Project
Jeremie Loncka / Director of Programming | Prison Project
Hannah Chodos / Program Manager | Prison Project
Rich Loya / Program Manager | Prison Project
Mo Piquette Haynes / Administrative Manager | Prison Project
John Dich / Alumni Development Coordinator | Prison Project
Edgar Rodriguez / Alumni Coordinator | Prison Project

Board of Directors

Gina Belafonte, Chair
William Morgan, Vice Chair
Rick Marcus, Treasurer
Tom Gilmore
Morgan J. Mallory
Tim Robbins
Jill Rosenthal
Charlie Shumaker
Daniel Stearn

Advisory Board

Jack Black
Jackson Browne
Don Cheadle
Giancarlo Esposito
Sister Helen Prejean
Magdaleno Rose-Avila
Eddie Vedder
Alfre Woodard