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:

Austin Hines, Enrico Gnaulati, Virginia Wexman, Mona Leirich, David Collins, Sampson Ohringer, John Malpede and Henriëtte Brouwers.
John and Mary Achatz, Michael Alexander, Caron Atlas, Linda Albertano, Applied Creativity * Michael A Blockstein, Christopher Bazzoli, Jeff Beal, Stephen Boatright, Margaret Bell, S. A. Bachman, Gary Blasi, Allyson Brantley, John D. Brinkam and Gail M. Brinkman, David H. Boul and Thomas L. Obriant Jr., Trancy Bulkeley * Julia Carnahan * Fred Dewey, Gerald Donato * Marianna Edmunds * Tamar Fortgang, J. Michael Fay * Carla Green, Gwelenne Gallimard and Jean M. Mauclet, Jia Yi Gu, Robert Gupta * Byron Hayes, Christine Hill, Leila Hamidi, Robert Harris, Scarlett Hu, Maria Hall, Melanie Hedlund,  Jen Hofer, Terry Hunter * John Michael Jablonski, Judith Jennings * Alison Kanosky, Kelly Keifer, Amanda Kemphues, Donna Stein Korn and Henry Korn * Larry Lavin, Lucy R. Lippard * Nobuko Miyamoto, Dawn Mendelson, R. A. Lee, Helen T. McDonald, Karen Mack, Nancy Mintie, Maria Montag * Alan Nakagawa * Violet Overn, Elenie Opffer * Ann Quigley * Lourdes Rivera * Mary Stevens, Barbara Smith, David Sloane, Robert Stephan, Barbara Schaffer-Bacon, Patricia Sherman, Patricia Sherman, Mary B. Shonnard & Neal H. Shonnard, Lori Silver Revocable Trust * Barbara Temple * Bill Viola & Kira Perov * Dan Wang, Johanna Went, Rowan White, Jan Williamson, Pamela Wilson, John Wolfe* Ellen Zwei.

LAPD projects are funded in part with support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts, the Mike Kelly Foundation for the Arts, Goethe Institut, the National Endowment for The Arts-theater, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the California Arts Council, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, California Humanities, 4 Site, the S. Mark Taper Forum, the Mellon Foundation and the Kindle Project, a fiscally sponsored project of the Common Counsel Foundation.


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