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, Ellen & Paul Alexander, Yvette Alberdingkthijm, Michael Alexander, Michael Alexander and Catherine Gudis, Matthew Allison, Caron Atlas * Gary Blasi, Jeff Beal, Robert Lee, Michael A. Blockstein * Clayton Campbell, Dena Cheng * Timothy Disney, David Collins * Reanne Estrada, Nancy Evans * Valerie Flagg, Simone Forti * Garry Glassman, Enrico Gnaulati, Philip de Give, Byron Gross * Nathalie Haddad, Christine Hill, Melanie Hedlund, Matt Horns, Andy Horwitz and Deborah Stein * Gayle Isa, Antonia Izuogu * John Jablonski, Lynn Jeffries, Judith Jennings, Amelia Jones * Dan Kwong * Larry Lavin, Todd Lerew * Karen Mack, Helen F. McNeil, John Malpede and Henriëtte Brouwers, Susan Martin, Julia Meltzer, Nancy Mintie * Boul Obriant, Sampson Ohringer, Alica Orduna * Amelia Pickering * Remi Riordan, Lourdes Rivera * Barbara Schaffer Bacon, Karen Silton, Bennett Simpson, Mary C. Stevens, Sarah Russin * Leslie Tamaribuchi * Kira Perov * Maren Ward, Virginia Wexman, John Wolf * Andros Zins-Browne, 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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