- Skid Row-based theater group, Los Angeles Poverty Department, presents "my eyes are the cage in my head" written and directed by Ron Allen, a performance work about the effect of colonization and recurring behavior in a parallel universes of power and subordination.
"my eyes are the cage in my head" examines the language and context of character and ideas that creates class, superficial beauty, paranoia, quantity and addiction. This work seeks to stimulate discussion and public discourse about personal and social transformation.
Ron Allen is a poet, playwright and teacher who lives and works in Los Angeles. This work depicts the reality of a tethered humanity in search of itself through desire and self-destructive relationships. Allen subverts language to teach and deconstruct social models and create visions of new worlds. 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.