Tim Robbins and The Actors’ Gang 2014 China Premiere

    Tim Robbins and The Actors’ Gang 2014 China Premiere

    It was really great because around the middle of the show [the audience] just stopped looking at the [surtitle] translations and just gave over to the show and then that's when the laughter really started becoming more hearty.

    Tim Robbins, Artistic Director

    [The audience] sat riveted throughout ... Many stayed in the auditorium for the post-show discussion.

    The New York Times

    About the Artists

    Tim Robbins and The Actors' Gang

    Tim Robbins ranks among contemporary cinema’s most acclaimed and provocative voices; an Academy Award-winning multifaceted talent. Robbins has been producing theater for the past 35 years as an actor, director, playwright, and Artistic Director of The Actors' Gang.

    The Actors' Gang is one of the only true theatrical ensembles in the United States that tours internationally. Ensemble members train together regularly and develop pieces through a rigorous workshop process. The actors in the company, in addition to their training and performance schedule also are educators in the LAUSD school system and dedicated participants in The Actors' Gang Prison Project. With few U.S. companies touring internationally, the company considers it an honor to bring Shakespeare to China and after, to perform at the distinguished Spoleto Festival in Italy.

    For 35 years, The Actors’ Gang has received international acclaim for presenting over 150 new, unconventional and uncompromising plays and dynamic reinterpretations of the classics in Los Angeles, throughout 39 United States, and on five continents.

    2014 Tour Schedule

    • June 10th - 15th National Center for the Performing Arts, Beijing
    • June 19th - 21st Daguan Theater, Zendai Himalaya Art Center, Shanghai
    Read more about the 2014 China tour:
  • Wall Street Journal: "Modern Shakespeare for a Theater-Mad Chinese Crowd"
  • 89.3 KPCC Radio Interview with Tim Robbins
  • New York Times: "A Most Rare Vision: Shakespeare in China"
  • The New York Times
  • L.A. Times
  • Broadway World
  • The Beijinger
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