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April 2017

Maclay Academy of Social Justice Performance of Chemicals Inside Me

April 7 @ 6:00 pm
Maclay Academy of Social Justice,
12540 Pierce Street
Pacoima, CA 91331 United States
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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, April 7th! A tragic event occurs in the Connor family setting off a series of events that challenge Christina Connor, the middle child, in a way that she never expected. She must find the courage to use her special new powers to keep her family safe and keep them all together.  

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Neighborhood Voices Intergenerational Performance

April 13 @ 7:00 pm
Pacoima Charter Elementary,
11016 Norris Avenue
Pacoima, 91331

As part of The Unusual Suspects’ Neighborhood Voices Program, a group of Northeast San Fernando Valley community members, ages 12 and up, will write an original play that speaks to issues they see in their community. The group will perform the play on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Immediately following the performance, The Unusual Suspects will facilitate an interactive, bilingual discussion regarding the play’s themes. *Free childcare will be provided at the Neighborhood Voices performance on April 13th.  

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Presentation of Learning at San Fernando Gardens Community Center

April 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
San Fernando Gardens Community Center,
10896 Lehigh Ave.
Pacoima, 91331
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The talented Unusual Suspects youth at San Fernando Gardens Community Center’s Juvenile Day Reporting Center have been working hard with Teaching Artists to create their art over a 13 week program.  Join us for their Presentation of Learning on Thursday, April 27th! **There is no additional security for this site. All are welcome to attend without RSVP**

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Vaughn Middle School Performance of “Love Untitled”

April 28 @ 6:00 pm
M.I.T. at Vaughn Visa Campus,
11505 Herrick Ave
Pacoima, 91331
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The talented Unusual Suspects middle-school participants at the Vaughn Next Century Learning Center have written an original play that they will perform in a free public performance on Friday, April 28th! Prom is quickly approaching at What I Forgot High School, and Ryan and Jamie both want to ask the same person to the dance! Watch as these three not-so-ordinary students navigate a not-so-ordinary love triangle, while balancing school, family, and friendships. And remember: Things at What I Forgot High School aren’t always as they seem…  

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May 2017

Edison Middle School Performance of “Fear, Family, and Finding Acceptance”

May 12 @ 6:00 pm
Edison Middle School,
6500 Hooper Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90001 United States
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Edison Spring 2016

The talented Unusual Suspects students at Edison Middle School have written an original play that they will perform in a free public show on Friday, May 12th! Kris, a transgender teen and child of adoption, feels misunderstood and ostracized by their family and peers. As a way of escape Kris retreats into the fantasy world of a fairytale book left to them by their biological mother thats tells the story of peaceful genderless gummy people. After discovering a secret hidden in the book Kris runs away in search of the gummy people and a home where they can feel accepted, but in the end discovers their true home and acceptance was closer than they thought.  

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