LOS ANGELES POVERTY DEPARTMENT PRESENTS
"MY EYES ARE THE CAGE IN MY HEAD"
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY RON ALLEN
"My Eyes Are The Cage In My Head" depicts the reality of a tethered humanity in search of itself through desire and self-destructive relationships. Ron Allen subverts language to teach and deconstruct social models and create visions of new worlds.
'Ron Allen's raw, ultra-poetic examination of the African American experience rips into its targets to locate the true nature of freedom within one archetypal black man's mind.' - LA WEEKLY
Three Performances at three locations
All performances are free!
Saturday Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. at The Box Gallery, 977 Chung King Road in Chinatown
Saturday Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, entrance on the corner of San Pedro and 6th Street, on Skid Row
Sunday Dec. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Industry Cafe & Jazz, 6039 Washington Blvd. in Culver City
Ron Allen is a poet, playwright and teacher who lives and works in Los Angeles. This project continues LAPD's relationship with Allen, building on the 2006 production of "Fried Poetry", presented at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center and Skid Row's James Wood Community Center. Allen also taught in LAPD 's 2007 summer changeXchange workshop.
LOS ANGELES POVERTY DEPARTMENT creates performance work that connects lived experience to the social forces that shape the lives and communities of people living in poverty. For more information, www.lapovertydept.org
LAPD's production of "my eyes are the cage in my head" is funded in part by the City of LA Cultural Affairs Department with the National Endowment for the Arts.