agents and assets by los angeles poverty department

Agents & Assets: Witnessing the War on Drugs and on Communities

by Los Angeles Poverty Department Author

Agents & Assets reenacts a 1998 hearing transcript from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence investigating alleged CIA involvement in crack cocaine trafficking into the LA area. This book contains the script for the re-enactment, and a narrative constructed from transcriptions of panels and conversations that follow. Agents & Assets was first performed in LA in 2001 and has toured internationally.

The Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) was founded on LA's Skid Row in 1985. It creates performances and multidisciplinary artworks that connect the experience of people living in poverty to the social forces that shape their lives and communities.