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Tavis Smiley: Tim Robbins on How His 'Prison Project' Gives Inmates Essential Tools for Post-Prison Life

Tavis Smiley | Posted 06.16.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Widely respected for his advocacy work, Robbins is the Founding Artistic Director of The Actors' Gang, a theater group which has spearheaded a project that provides rehabilitative acting workshops for incarcerated men and women in California.

Actors Help Inmates Develop Empathy

Marina Cantacuzino | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Marina Cantacuzino

In some small corners of the Californian correctional system something remarkable is happening. A team of actors is helping the toughest and most violent of men learn to be vulnerable.

A Midsummer Night's Dream: The App for Our Time

Jill Robinson | Posted 10.15.2014 | Los Angeles
Jill Robinson

I reviewed last year's production right around this time. I wanted to watch this show every night, laughing, engaged by the lyric, mythic and wacky action.

Momma Was a Bad Mutha... 'Shut Yo Mouth'

Monique Ruffin | Posted 08.09.2014 | Los Angeles
Monique Ruffin

Momma Was A Bad Mutha... "Shut Yo Mouth" , a one woman show written and performed by Fee King, directed by Sammie Wayne IV tells a universal comin...

Midwinter's Magical Festival at The Actors' Gang

Jill Robinson | Posted 02.15.2014 | Los Angeles
Jill Robinson

The Actors' Gang has a treat for the season. Rather like A Midsummer Night's Dream -- this is its "Midwinter's Magical Festival." I saw The Queen Fami...

Finding the Heart of Darkness in 2013

Brian T. Finney | Posted 06.24.2013 | Los Angeles
Brian T. Finney

The horror in the Congo continues, but instead of being silent, as Marlow in Heart of Darkness chose to do, we must speak about it. The horror won't end if nobody knows it exists.

Political Theater in a Box

Michael Gene Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Gene Sullivan

I can honestly say I've witnessed hundreds of thousands of people alternately enthralled, outraged, and emboldened by a theater that is speaking truth. But I'm the Resident Playwright of that theater.