Unusual Suspects youth at Camp Jarvis have been collaborating over the last 12 weeks on original theatrical writings. During their Presentation of Learning on Sunday, March 18th, they will lead the audience through a typical theatre arts workshop and will perform their original work. **This event is limited to facility staff/family/and pre-approved audience. Guests interested in attending future performances at Los Angeles Probation sites, please email Development Director, Meisha Rainman at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.** The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company is a proud member of the Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network.
The talented Unusual Suspects Middle School participants at Maclay Academy of Social Justice have written an original play that they will perform in a free public show on Friday, March 23rd! Their script follows Feliciana Octoli after her father re-marries a younger woman. When Feliciana is possessed by the spirit of her biological mother, she must take an epic journey from her family’s giraffe farm to faraway China. Along the way she encounters bullies, talking giraffes, and ancient spirits, and learns valuable lessons about resolving conflict and the power of family. And coconuts.
As part of The Unusual Suspects’ Neighborhood Voices Program, a group of Northeast San Fernando Valley community members, ages 10 and up, are writing an original play that speaks to issues they see in their community. The group will perform their play on Friday, April 6, 2018. Stay tuned for their play title and synopsis! Immediately following the performance, The Unusual Suspects will facilitate an interactive, bilingual discussion regarding the play’s themes.