LAPD is my favorite theater in America.

Peter Sellars, Theater, Opera and Festival Director

For this LAPD, the weapons are words.

LA Times, 2005

Best Creators of Politically Essential Art Shows


Los Angeles Poverty Department thanks our fabulous donors:

John Achatz, Austin Hines, Ardon Alger and Nancy Mintie, Ellen & Paul Alexander, Michael Alexander and Catherine Gudis, Caron Atlas * Desiree Natalia Barnes, Gary Blasi, Jeff Beal, Michael A Blockstein, John D. Brinkam and Gail M. Brinkman * Joseph Campagna, Clayton Campbell, Julia Carnahan, Audrey Chan, Theresa Chaves, Cynthia Cuza, David Collins * Sigmundt J Daniels, Paula Donnelly, Dana Duff * Lauren Elachi, Reanne Estrada * David Farley, Mayra Fonseca, Simone Forti * Leo Garcia, Garry Glassman, Gwelenne Gallimard and Jean M. Mauclet, Enrico Gnaulati, Jia Yi Gu, * Nathalie Haddad, Christine Hill, Melanie Hedlund, Jen Hofer, Matt Horns * Gayle Isa * Judith Jennings * Annette S Koh, Donna Stein Korn and Henry Korn, Dan Kwong * Larry Lavin, Steven Lavine, Mona Leirich, Lucy Lippard * Karen Mack, John Malpede and Henriëtte Brouwers * Sampson Ohringer * Dan Schmit, Ron Schneck, Sara Shortt, Guia Serrano, David Sloane, Donna Stein Korn and Henry Korn, Mary Stevens * Leslie Tamaribuchi, Katie Taylor, Kristy Throndson * Bill Viola & Kira Perov * Maren Ward, Virginia Wexman, Adriana Widdoes, Nina Wise, John Wolf * Ellen Zweig.

LAPD projects are funded in part with support from the Mike Kelly Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for The Arts-theater, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the Los Angeles County Department of Arts & Culture, California Humanities, the Kindle Project: a fiscally sponsored project of the Common Counsel Foundation, the California Community Foundation, IMLS-  Institute of Museum & Library Sciences, the California Natural Resources Agency: California Cultural and Historical Endowment Museum Grant Program, Snoopy plate and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, L.A. Arts Recovery Fund, and the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation.


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