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November 2017

A Night with US: Supernatural Scenes from the Suspects

November 2, 2017 @ 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 cast bring the inspiring work of our students to life. To celebrate the spirit of Halloween, we bring you selections of original youth scripts featuring all things supernatural! 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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Maclay Middle School Page Play

November 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Maclay Academy of Social Justice,
12540 Pierce Street
Pacoima, CA 91331 United States
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A Page Play is the culminating presentation of our 10-week Playwriting Program in which professional actors perform the student’s original play with script’s in hand, while the students take the stage to demonstrate how they collaboratively developed the play using improvisation and writing exercises.  

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Hopes, Fears, Freedom: A Presentation of Learning at Campus Kilpatrick

November 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Campus Kilpatrick

Unusual Suspects youth at the newly re-opened Campus Kilpatrick have been collaborating over the last 12 weeks on original theatrical writings.  During their Presentation of Learning on Sunday, November 12th they will lead the audience through a typical theatre arts workshop and will perform their original work centered around their fears and hopes for the future. **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 meisha@theunusualsuspects.org for more information.** The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company is a proud member of the Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network.

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San Fernando High School Page Play

November 29, 2017 @ 3:30 pm
San Fernando High School,
11133 O'Melveny Avenue
San Fernando, CA 91340 United States
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A Page Play is the culminating presentation of our 10-week Playwriting Program in which professional actors perform the student’s original play with script’s in hand, while the students take the stage to demonstrate how they collaboratively developed the play using improvisation and writing exercises.

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December 2017
Free

Edison Middle School Page Play

December 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Edison Middle School,
6500 Hooper Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90001 United States
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A Page Play is the culminating presentation of our 10-week Playwriting Program in which professional actors perform the students’ original play with script’s in hand, while the students take the stage to demonstrate how they collaboratively developed the play using improvisation and writing exercises.

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Free

Vaughn Middle School Page Play

December 14, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Vaughn Middle School,
13330 Vaughn Street
San Fernando, CA 91340 United States
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A Page Play is the culminating presentation of our 10-week Playwriting Program in which professional actors perform the students’ original play with script’s in hand, while the students take the stage to demonstrate how they collaboratively developed the play using improvisation and writing exercises.

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March 2018
Free

Presentation of Learning at Camp Jarvis

March 18 @ 1:00 pm
Camp Jarvis,
5300 W Ave I
Lancaster, 93536

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 meisha@theunusualsuspects.org for more information.** The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company is a proud member of the Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network.

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Free

Maclay Academy of Social Justice Performance of “The Life of Feliciana”

March 23 @ 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, 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. She also learns valuable lessons about resolving conflict and the power of family. And coconuts.   

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April 2018
Free

Neighborhood Voices Intergenerational Performance

April 6 @ 7:00 pm
Pacoima Charter Elementary,
11049 Herrick Avenue
Pacoima, 91331

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. This year’s play is The Tale of the Mysterious Switch!  Poppy, a unicorn, and Jessie-G, a pop star, are unhappy with their lives until a mysterious Shapeshifter offers them the chance to switch places. Once they switch lives, they discover that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. With the help of a dragon and two ninjas, they uncover the true intentions of the Shapeshifter and devise a plan to stop him before he takes over the human world and the magical land of the Purple Waters of Wateria. Immediately following the performance, The Unusual Suspects will facilitate an interactive, bilingual…

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San Fernando High School Performance of “The Howl at 18”

April 13 @ 3:30 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, April 13th! Their script follows a distraught Lykos—just a few hours away from his 18th birthday—as he must embark on a journey with his friends to find healing before he turns into a full werewolf for eternity. In order to earn healing, dictated by The Ultimate Wizard, they must survive through a magical land full of angry dragons, evil gummy bears and whistling dinosaurs.

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