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February 2017

A Night with US: Scenes from the Suspects

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Three Clubs,
1123 Vine Street
Los Angeles, 90038 United States
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Join The Unusual Suspects for an exciting evening of staged readings, cocktails and conversation. Doors open at 6pm and show begins at 7pm! Grab your friends for a drink at Three Clubs in Hollywood and watch a talented lineup of professional actors bring the inspiring theatrical work of our students to life in a new and exciting venue. To celebrate this year’s upcoming Spring Performance season, all selections will be from our 2016-2017 season of scripts! 6:00 pm:  doors open 7:00 pm: show begins 8:00 pm: more drinks and conversation! $10 suggested donation at the door. *Sorry, this one is 21 and older only.  

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March 2017

San Fernando High School Performance of “Down the Babbit Hole”

March 24 @ 2:00 pm
San Fernando High School,
11133 O'Melveny Avenue
San Fernando, CA 91340 United States
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The talented Unusual Suspects participants at San Fernando High School have written an original play that they will perform in a free public show on Friday, March 24th! A young scientist is condemned for crimes he did not commit and loses control of his project. Years later, working as a university custodian he finds help in a bright young rebel who gains intense powers through their research together. By chance, they come across the son of an evil scientist who wants revenge. Their lives are deeply connected and together they will fight for justice and the safety of free will everywhere in the brand new epic adventure of “Down the Babbit Hole.”

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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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