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Guild to Honor Tim Robbins at 2014 Conference

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Oct 17, 2014

We are delighted to honor Tim Robbins with the 2014 National Guild Leadership Award. The Award recognizes Robbins' innovative and socially conscious work as a film and theater artist, his passionate commitment to equity and social justice, as well as his steadfast advocacy and support for arts education. The Prison Project at The Actors' Gang is an inspiring, national model for our field which demonstrates the power of arts participation to unlock human potential and creativity, heal, and transform lives. Read his bio.

Robbins will be honored, along with Maria Rosario Jackson (also receiving the Leadership Award) and Margie Reese (2014 National Guild Service Award), at the Annual Awards Luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 22, during the Conference for Community Arts Education (Nov. 19 -22) in Los Angeles.
Robbins is a multifaceted actor, writer, director and producer whose films include Dead Man Walking, Shawshank Redemption, and Mystic River for which he won the Academy Award®. Robbins is currently in production on The Brink, an HBO series which he produces as well as stars in alongside Jack Black. 
Robbins has been a consistent and influential voice in the theater for the past 33 years as an actor, director, playwright, and artistic director of The Actors' Gang---a theatre group that offers a supportive environment for a diverse ensemble of artists to present new, unconventional, and uncompromising plays and dynamic reinterpretations of the classics. Founded in 1981, The Actor's Gang has produced over 100 plays in Los Angeles, in forty U.S. states and on five continents with ensembles that have included accomplished actors such as Jack Black, John Cusack, John C. Reilly, Helen Hunt, Kate Walsh, Fisher Stevens, Jeremy Piven, and Jon Favreau, among many others. Robbins and several other Actors' Gang members regularly conduct theater workshops with incarcerated men in an effort to fill the gap in arts rehabilitation programs in the California prison system. 

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