Los Angeles Poverty Department
Urban Fairy Tale of Skid Row
Project Area: CBD
Project: Urban Fairy Tale of Skid Row (Workshops and Performances)
Project Location: Sixth Street and San Pedro
Project Type: Cultural Trust Fund
Los Angeles Poverty Department presented a 12-week residency at the after-school "Say Yes Program" of St. Vincent's Cardinal Manning Center. Children involved in the program were residing in single-room occupancy hotels (SRO's) in the Skid Row area of Downtown. The workshops taught the children basic theatre and performance techniques and resulted in a production titled, "Urban Fairy Tales." Performances were presented at the Central Community Church at Sixth and San Pedro and at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. The Los Angeles Poverty Department has worked with homeless individuals for over ten years in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles and has worked in other cities in the U.S. and abroad including London and Amsterdam.