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 RobbinsArtistic Director
Monica HarteManaging Director
Guebri VanOverAdministrative Manager, Assistant to the Artistic Director
Cihan SahinProduction Manager
Cesar OrozcoAudience Services Manager
Matea GaleanaMarketing & Communications Manager
Tim GilesDevelopment and Outreach Associate
Stephanie PinnockDevelopment Associate
Kimberly RayGrant Writer
Luis QuintanaOperations Manager | Education Department
Adam JefferisPrograms Manager | Education Department
Kathryn CarnerDirector of Operations | Prison Project
Jeremie LonckaDirector of Programming | Prison Project
Hannah ChodosProgram Manager | Prison Project
Rich Loya / Program Manager | Prison Project
Mo Piquette HaynesAdministrative Manager | Prison Project
John DichAlumni Coordinator | Prison Project

Board of Directors

Gina Belafonte, Chair
William Morgan, Vice Chair 
Carla Feldman, Secretary
Rick Marcus, Treasurer
Philippe Browning
Tom Gilmore
Michele Mulroney
Tim Robbins
Malissa Feruzzi Shriver
Charles Shumaker
Daniel Stern

Advisory Board

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