HenriĂ«tte Brouwers, associate director and producer. HenriĂ«tte Brouwers is a performer, director and teacher. She has been the Associate Director of the Los Angeles Poverty Department since 2000. Born in the Netherlands, Brouwers has a degree from the Academie voor Expressie door Woord en Gebaar. She studied corporeal mime with EtiĂ¨nne DĂ©croux and was a member of Augusto Boal's â€˜Theatre of the Oppressedâ€˜ group in Paris (1979-82). Brouwers was invited to present her work in the US by the Theatre Project in Baltimore in 1993 and has since performed and taught at Towson University and the Baltimore High School for the Arts, UT of Knoxville, Touchstone Theatre in Bethlehem and 7Stages in Atlanta. She was movement director for Blue Monk, directed by Ed Smith for the 1996 Olympic Arts Festival in Atlanta, GA. Brouwers worked with John Malpede on the creation of 'RFK in EKY' a community-based re-enactment of Robert F. Kennedyâ€™s 1968 trip to investigate poverty in Appalachia. She is featured in artist Bill Violaâ€™s renowned 'The Passions' series, which has been exhibited extensively in major museums throughout the world. HenriĂ«tte performed her solo 'La lengua, the tongue of CortĂ¨s' both in the US and the Netherlands and directed a series of performances based on Mexican legends: at Pomona College 'Weeping Women and War'; with LAPD 'La Llorona, Weeping Women on Skid Row' performed on Skid Row and at a national conference on women and poverty at Scripps College, and 'La Llorona, Weeping Women of Echo Park' with a group of Latino immigrant Women in Echo Park. Brouwers and Malpede, co-direct and perform in many LAPD performances.
Los Angeles Poverty Department