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The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company’s mission is to empower youth in underserved and at-risk environments with the means and methods necessary to explore personal and social conflicts and develop self-esteem, communication and coping skills to make positive life choices and become productive members of the community.

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Watch: Hollywood stars wish US a "Happy 20th Anniversary!" at our 5th Annual Gala celebration.

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The Unusual Suspects is honored to receive
The Otto Ren?Castillo Award for Political Theatre
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Watch us on DirectTV’s Hometown Heroes with Joan Lunden.
5th Annual Gala
Watch a clip from an upcoming documentary on The Unusual Suspects by Susan Kucera

7th Annual Gala
Skirball Cultural Center
May 21, 2015

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Spring Performances

San Fernando High School
San Fernando
*Musical: Fri, March 27, 2:30pm & 6:00pm
*Musical: Sat, March 28, 1:00pm

Neighborhood Voices
Thurs, April 2, 7:00pm

Camp David Gonzales
Sat, April 18, 1:30pm
Sat, June 27, 1:30pm

Vaughn Middle School
San Fernando
Fri, April 24, 6:00pm

Maclay Middle School
Fri, May 8, 6:00pm

Edison Middle School
South Los Angeles
Fri, May 15, 6:00pm


The President's Committee on Arts & Humanities is proud to announce that The Unusual Suspects received the nation's highest honor for after-school arts programming, the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. Youth participant Jose Ramirez and founder Laura Leigh Hughes, accepted the award from the First Lady, Laura Bush at The White House along with Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Dana Gioia.

Honoree Spotlights!
Meet the Volunteers that Shaped the Future of The Unusual Suspects!
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