Agents & Assets

New York 2008, in conjunction with NYC’s Housing Works

January 30 at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
January 31 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Harlem
February 1 at Housing Works in East New York, Brooklyn

About the Project

‘Agents & Assets’ was performed in 3 boroughs of New York. Each performance was followed by a panel in discussion with the audience.

Open rehearsals: Monday through Friday from 6 till 9 pm. St. Augustine Church, lower Manhattan.

Agents & Assets invites its audience to consider the actions of the U.S. Government, whether it is in a distant country or in New York.

January 30 at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in Manhattan.
On the panel: Deborah Small, Executive Director of ‘Break the Chains’; Chloe Dugger, field organizer for the NYCLU and Vivian Nixon, criminal justice advocate and director of the College and Community Fellowship at the City University of NY.

January 31 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Harlem.
On the panel: Deborah Small, Executive Director of ‘Break the Chains,’ and Nellie Hester Bailey, co-founder and director of the Harlem tenants Council.

February 1 at Housing Works in the East Brooklyn.
On the panel: Tamara Oyola-Santiago, Housing Works issues organizer for NYC, will address the war on drugs, the US syringe exchange policy and the Puerto Rico aids crisis and Divine Pryor, director of the Center for New Leadership at Medgar Evers College will talk about the impact on Black men and women and their communities of the convergence of mass incarceration, unemployment and disenfranchisement and what to do about it.

“Local ex-addicts key assets in play about war on drugs” Read the New York Daily News: Daily News Agents

Housing prevents AIDS. Housing improves health. Housing Works is committed to ending the twin crises of AIDS and homelessness. Housing Works strives to ensure that homeless and low-income people living with HIV/AIDS and their families have adequate housing, food, social support, drug treatment, health care, and employment. Housing Works is especially committed to serving those who have difficulty obtaining services elsewhere because they struggle with mental illness or chemical dependency. Housing Works seeks to achieve its goals in the context of a self-sustaining, healing community that maximizes the potential of the people living with HIV/AIDS whom it serves. Our mission stands in accord with Article 25 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights that: “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing, and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.”

LAPD’s National Project AGENTS & ASSETS is made possible through support of the Nathan Cummings Foundation.


A&A_NYcastMickey Key – Mr. Gibbons, Henriëtte Brouwers – Ms. Pelosi, Lynette Key – Ms. Harmon, John Malpede – Mr. Skaggs, Derwin Keith Vega – Mr. Bishop, Cesar Figueroa – Mr. Lewis, Tony Parker – Mr. Dixon, Brenda Cyrus – Ms. Millender McDonald, Kymbali Craig – Ms. Maxine Waters, KevinMichael Key – Mr. Dicks, Rickey Mantley – Mr. Fred Hitz / CIA Inspector General, Melina Bielefelt – Mme. Goss / Chair, Thabbit Iddin – Mr. Skelton.

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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