Created by LAPD artistic director John Malpede.RBRB_2015
Directed by John Malpede and Henriëtte Brouwers.
Light design by Henriëtte Brouwers.

In 2015, to celebrate it’s 30 year anniversary, Los Angeles Poverty Department re-staged Red Beard / Red Beard. 20 LAPD performers comprised two casts that performed the entire 2-hour performance simultaneously for 2 intimate audiences.

LAPD performed Red Beard, Red Beard at USC’s McClintock Theater, Agape International Spiritual center and at HIGHWAYS Performance Space in Santa Monica in honor of HIGHWAYS’ 25th anniversary.


Yasumoto: Sean Gregory & Austin Hines
Red Beard: Tony Williams & KevinMichael Key
The Mantis: Silvia Hernandez & Carmen Vega
Osugi: Suzette Shaw & Chella Coleman
Tsugawa: Lee Maupin & Adrian Excel
Dr. Mori: Walter Fears & Lorenzo St. Dubois
Okuni: Stephanie Bell & Henriëtte Brouwers
Sahachi: RCB, Walter Fears III & John Malpede
Onaka: Jen Wilson & Sherri Lynette Walker
Patients: Linda Harris & Chas Jackson

THANK YOU Sasha Anawalt, Brent Blair, Danielle Charbonneau, Kim Welsch and Matias Jaskari.