RADAR L.A. | Los Angeles Poverty Department

Los Angeles Poverty Department: State of Incarceration

Los Angeles

 

Scared Straight! has nothing on this often compelling piece of political theater.” —LA Weekly

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In a performance space filled wall-to-wall with prison bunk beds, performers and audience share overcrowded conditions akin to a California state prison for the latest work from Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD). One-third of the state’s parolees settle in the 55 square blocks of Los Angeles known as Skid Row, and State of Incarceration—developed collaboratively by LAPD’s Skid Row artists and in dialogue with organizers and recent parolees—powerfully examines the consequences of California's penal system on individuals, families and communities. Outlining a ritual of incarceration from entry to release and re-integration, State of Incarceration constructs a complex challenge to the societal perceptions and fear-based policies of a nation with the highest rate of incarceration in the world. 

 

Directed by Henriëtte Brouwers and John Malpede

 

RUN TIME: 90 minutes

LOCATION: LATC, 4th Floor

Los Angeles Theatre Center

514 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 | Map

PARKING: $5–6 event parking at several locations off Main and 6th Streets.

 

State of Incarceration is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by Highways Performance Space in partnership with Tucson-Pima Arts Council, VSA Arts of New Mexico, The Queens Museum and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information: www.npnweb.org

The History of in Carceration Project is a project of Creative Capital, which currently receives funding from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The TOBY Fund, The James Irvine Foundation, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, and more than 150 other individuals and institutional donors.

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