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2014 LAPD Year End Newsletter
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Walk the Talk
Festival for All Skid Row Artists
The Real Deal - documentary
Queens Museum - retrospective
Settlement
HOSPITAL
A (Micro) History Of World Economics, D
Biggest Recovery Community Anywhere
COLD WAR / BRAIN FREEZE
STATE OF INCARCERATION
Agents & Assets
CPR
My Eyes are the Cage in my Head
Skid Row History Museum
La Llorona of Echo Park
ROUND TRIP happening
RED BEARD / RED BEARD
UTOPIA/dystopia - 220glimpses
LEGAL*ILLEGAL
SleepWalking Democracy
Evacuation Plan for Charlotte
Fried Poetry
La Llorona of Skid Row
Is there History on Skid Row?

RFK in EKY, The Robert F. Kennedy Performance Project , is a series of public conversations and activities centered around the real-time, site-specific intermedia performance that recreated, on September 9th and 10th 2004, Robert Kennedy’s two-day, 200 mile “poverty tour” of southeastern Kentucky in 1968.
An Appalshop project directed by John Malpede.

Recreating Imbalance
A short description by John Malpede that describes the conceptual links between Agents & Assets and RFKinEKY.


'Findings from a Collaborative Inquiry by the Los Angeles Poverty Department and the Urban Institute': MAKING THE CASE FOR SKID ROW CULTURE


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LAPD's NEW PROJECT

Red Beard , Red Beard a performance by the Los Angeles Poverty Department      

Visions and Voices at USC
Thursday, January 15, 2015 : 7:00pm
McClintock Theatre - University Park Campus

Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP here 

On the 30th anniversary of the founding of renowned theatre troupe the Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD), and the 50th anniversary of the release of Akira Kurosawa’s stunning film Red Beard, LAPD will stage an excerpt from Red Beard/Red Beard, the group’s acclaimed master work rarely seen in Los Angeles. 

January 23 and 24, 2015 @ Highways 25th anniversary

Highways in Santa Monica, has transformed the LA performance landscape by creating a performance space where the ideas and works of gay and lesbian performers and people of color were welcome. LAPD was the first group to perform at Highways. We’re bringing back one of our earlier shows: our most controlled and beautiful performance of all time, “Red Beard / Red Beard”, a duet for Kurosawa's film and live performers, which was celebrated when given a beautiful production in Paris in 2008, but which was seen by only a few Angelinos when presented in 2000 in a small hotel space in Skid Row.
 
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THE REAL DEAL documentary

Image THE REAL DEAL, a documentary chronicling the evolution and impact of the homeless performance group Los Angeles Poverty Department (L.A.P.D.) and founder John Malpede.  Produced by the Halo Group, THE REAL DEAL was directed by Tom Jones and written by Jones and John Malpede.

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE  DVD 78 minutes. To order THE REAL DEAL write to: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or buy now online with PayPal:

Price for individuals $35 (shipping included)

and for institutions $150 (shipping included)

 
LAPD History
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Los Angeles Poverty Department, founded in 1985, is made up of people who make art and live and work on Skid Row.  LAPD tells the rest of the story, what you don’t hear elsewhere.  We create change by telling the story of the community in a way that supports the initiatives of community residents.  We want the narrative of the neighborhood to be in the hands of neighborhood people.  We work to generate this narrative and to supplant narratives that perpetuate stereotypes used to keep the neighborhood people down or to justify displacing the community. We want to create recognition of the community and it’s values.
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LAPD Mission

Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) creates performances and multidisciplinary artworks that connect the experience of people living in poverty to the social forces that shape their lives and communities. LAPD’s works express the realities, hopes, dreams and rights of people who live and work in L.A.'s Skid Row. 

'Findings from a Collaborative Inquiry by the Los Angeles Poverty Department and the Urban Institute'         
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Contact us: Los Angeles Poverty Department
                  PO Box 26190
                  Los Angeles, CA 90026
                  Tel.: 213-413 1077
                  Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it - http://lapovertydept.org
 

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