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Charlotte Talks: Tim Robbins On His Acting Career, 'The New Colossus,' And More

WFAE/Jennifer Worsham

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020

Tim Robbins talks about "The New Colossus," a new play he helped develop and that opens Tuesday night in Charlotte.

Tim Robbins is well-known for his successful acting career. You’ve probably seen him in "The Shawshank Redemption" or "Mystic River." Along with his acting career, Robbins is a producer, screenwriter and director. 

In "The New Colossus," 12 actors from around the world share the stories of their ancestors’ immigration experiences to tell the story of immigration and xenophobia. The play’s title comes from the Emma Lazarus poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty.

Tim Robbins talks about how this play developed, why he chose Charlotte to open the national tour, his career and more.


Tim Robbins - actor, screen writer, director, producer and musician.

"The New Colossus" is at Knight Theater Jan. 28-Feb. 2.

Credit WFAE/Jennifer Worsham
Mike Collins and Tim Robbins.

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Charlotte Talks Executive Producer Wendy Herkey has been with WFAE since 1998, beginning in the membership department, and has been on the Charlotte Talks staff since 1999.