Robbins known for films like The Shawshank Redemption, Arlington Road, and Mystic River is currently enjoying a revived, extended run of a play he co-wrote back in 1987 called Carnage, A Comedy, being performed now through March 29 at The Actors Gang in Culver City, California.
Carnage, A Comedy, is a satirical play about televangelism and the state of religion in America, which Robbins describes as, A warning about the rise of radical, fundamentalist preachers in the U.S. and their connection to politics.
Although Robbins penned the play more than 20 years ago, he recalls the process of writing it, and how he used his experiences as an actor to pour from his pen.
Robbins says every time he writes he has the voice of an actor in his head, telling him what dialogue will work.
With Carnage, A Comedy, Robbins got to see his words come to life right away, since he worked side-by-side with the actors and was able to alter dialogue to best suit certain scenes and characters.
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