Agents & Assets

Directed by John Malpede
Performances & Symposium
about Fallout from the War on Drugs.

October 17, 18, 19, 20, 2002
Urban Community Visionaries presents at
The First Unitarian-Universalist Church of Detroit

About the Project

CIA DENIES INVOLVEMENT IN COCAINE TRAFFICKING
PERFORMANCE & SYMPOSIA ABOUT FALLOUT FROM THE WAR ON DRUGS

The Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) and Urban Community Visionaries present “AGENTS & ASSETS” at The First Unitarian-Universalist Church of Detroit, 4605 Cass Avenue, corner of Forest.

“Agents & Assets”, first performed in Los Angeles in January 2001, is re-mounted in Detroit with a combined cast of Los Angeles and Detroit residents, from communities that have been severely impacted by drugs and drug policy.

Schedule of Events

Post performance discussions are moderated by Gwen Winston and Nkenge Zola

Thursday, October 17
8:00 PM            Agents and Assets, Directed John Malpede and Performed by L A Poverty Department.
9:30 PM             Post performance discussion with: Deborah Peterson Small, Drug Policy Alliance; Attorney Jeff Edison; Felix Sirls, recovery professional.

Friday, October 18
8:00 PM            Agents and Assets, Directed John Malpede and Performed by L A Poverty Department.
9:30 PM             Post performance discussion with: Jo Ann Watson, Michigan Drug Reform; Maureen Taylor, Welfare Rights, Ed Gardin, staff counselor Sobriety House.

Saturday, October 19 (benefit for Mariners’ Inn drug recovery program)
8:00 PM            Agents and Assets, Directed John Malpede and Performed by L A Poverty Department.
9:30 PM             Post performance discussion with: Alfred McCoy, drug war historian, U. of Wisconsin. Dawood Muhammad, Nation of Islam and Amanda Brazel, Students of Sane Drug Policy.

Sunday, October 20
4:00 PM            Agents and Assets, Directed John Malpede and Performed by LA Poverty Department.
5:30 PM            Post performance discussion: “the rhetoric of War” Peter Sellars, renowned theater director, Regina Schwartz, Northwestern University, author of The Curse of Cain: the Violent Legacy of Monotheism, Chris Parks, Director NRO and specialist on arts in drug recovery.

Cast

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Elana Elyce – Ms. Maxine Waters, Terese Blanco – Ms. Millender-McDonald, Tony Parker – Mr. Dixon, Henriëtte Brouwers – Ms. Pelosi, Adrian Parker – Ms. Skaggs, Carlton Batiste – Mr. Gibbons, Melina Bielefelt – Mr. Goss, Chair, Arthur Doster – Mr. Skelton, Mary Heins – Ms. Harmon, Michael Debney – Mr. Dicks, Nelson Jones, Jr. – Mr. Bishop, Alexander Anderson – Mr. Lewis, Rickey Mantley – Mr. Fred Hitz / CIA Inspector General.

Project Funders

Partially funded by The Nathan Cummings Foundation, NEA Theater and The Animating Democracy Initiative of Americans for the Arts with funding from the Ford Foundation. Animating Democracy is an arts and civic dialog project.

Agents & Assets: Witnessing the War on Drugs and on Communities
A publication focused on a decade of Agents & Assets performances and conversation.  The book can be purchased for $12.95.

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