John Malpede, directs, performs and engineers multi-event arts projects that have theatrical, installation, public-art, education and organizing components. In 1985, Malpede founded the Los Angeles Poverty Department. the first performance group in the US comprised of homeless and formerly homeless people. LAPD 's mission is to create performances that connect lived experience to the social forces that shape the lives and communities of people living in poverty.
Los Angeles Poverty Department