Agents & Assets

A National and International Residency Performance Project

AGENTS & ASSETS is a Residency Performance Project which seeks to give voice to the people whose communities have been most devastated by drugs and counterproductive drug policies. The text of Agents & Assets is a March 18, 1998, hearing transcript from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The allegations in question in this session were made in a 1996 series of articles by journalist Gary Webb in the San Jose Mercury News, which alleged CIA involvement in crack cocaine trafficking into the Los Angeles area. With Agents and Assets LAPD puts day to day experiences in a larger social and political context while exposing the root causes and policies that help perpetuate poverty.

Performed @ Side Street Projects, 2000.

LAPD residency in Cochabamba, Bolivia in 2009.

Agents & Assets:
Witnessing the War on Drugs and on Communities

A publication focused on Agents & Assets performances and conversation from 2000 till 2006.
The book can be purchased on our website for $12.95.

buy the book


LAPD’s National Project AGENTS & ASSETS is made possible through support of the Nathan Cummings Foundation and is partially funded by grants from Cultural Affairs Department, Los Angeles and NEA Theater and the La County Arts Commission.