Pangea World Theater presents Los Angeles Poverty Department's
What Fuels Development?
Directed by John Malpede
February 23 - 24, 2018
A devised theater performance piece based on the true story of a development struggle, in which residents of Skid Row in Los Angeles, including Los Angeles Poverty Department members, organized to successfully appeal a non-profit developers attempt to put an alcohol-serving restaurant in a residential hotel housing formerly homeless people. Many of the hotels residents are in recovery, or actively struggling with addiction and mental illness. Skid Row residents appealed the granting of the zoning variance and organized to testify at the zoning commission, and collectively their words created a change of heart in the commissioners.
Old Arizona Studio, 2821 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Friday, February 23rd & Saturday, February 24th at 7:30pm
A post show discussion will follow both performances
$10-$25. Sliding scale purchase at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. To reserve tickets call 612-822-0015.
Post-performance discussions will follow each show. Pre-show Community Forum with John Malpede, Artistic Director, LAPD and Neeraj Mehta, Director of Community Programs, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs on Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 from 5:30-7:00pm at Old Arizona Studio prior to the show. The conversation will address issues raised by the show and also explore issues of gentrification and displacement relevant to our own neighborhoods in Minneapolis.
Pangea World Theater is a NPN/VAN Partner of the National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network (NPN/VAN). This project is made possible in part by support from the NPN/VAN Artist Engagement Fund. Major contributors include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information visit www.npnweb.org.
What Fuels Development is a National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network (NPN/VAN) Creation and Development Fund Project co-commissioned by Asian Arts Initiative in partnership with Pangea World Theater, Armory Center for the Arts and NPN. The Creation and Development Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information: www.npnweb.org.