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:

Martin Berg, Applied creativity, For Your Art, Theresa Hwang, Michael A Blockstein, John and Mary Achatz, Elizabeth Kelley, Christopher Bazzoli, John Malpede, Larry Lavin, 4Site, Gwelenne Gallimard and Jean M. Mauclet, John Wolfe, Bill Viola & Kira Perov, Julia Carnahan, Laura Owens, Sheila Pinkel, Simone Forti, Barbara Smith, Lori Fontanes, Thane Roberts, Michael Alexander, John F. Oneill, William Alexander, Gary Blasi, Christine Hill, Caleb Skytte, Emmanuel Deleage, Eunice Kim, Stephanie Che, Elaine Novak, Savannah Robinson, Lindsey Lollie, John Jablonski, Linda Albertano, Robert Gupta, Leeav Sofer, Natalie Haddad, Gabrielle Domingo, Bill Gordh, Nancy Mintie, Katherine McNenny, Michael Alexander, Theater Three Collaborative, Inc., Sara Adelman, Lucy R. Lippard, Cindy Quale, Caron Atlas, John and Gail Brinkmann, Tracy and Nick Cua, R A and Joan Argentieri, Helen McDonald, Courtney and John Florian, Barbara Schaffer-Bacon, Leila Hamidi, Kaysen Pajarillo, Nina Sarnelle, Louise White, Margaret Crable, Alisha Erao, Erin Schneider, Simone Montemurno, Bryce Dwyer, Forrest Nash, Andi Soulis, Andrea Simon.

LAPD projects are funded in part with support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts, the Mike Kelly Foundation for the Arts, A Blade of Grass, the Wilhelm Family Foundation, State Farm, the National Endowment for The Arts-theater, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council, the California Arts Council and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.


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