top selling mass market paperback in southern California this week. (So was I.)
The Actor’s Gang, the theatrical troupe Robbins’ founded 30 years ago (before he was famous) is remounting a production of the show based on Orwell’s book. Since 2006, they’ve produced it all over the world. After the five-week run here in LA is finished, they’ll take the show to Bogota, Colombia.
With the 30th anniversary of the Actors’ Gang occurring at a time of change and war and cuts to arts funding, Robbins took the chance to talk about the importance of a small non-profit theater group in building and coalescing community. They do a lot of work with kids in Culver City, helping to “arm” them with tools for creativity.
Here’s a bit of our chat: