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May 2016
Free

Edison Middle School Performance of “It Might Be One Last Word”

May 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Edison Middle School,
6500 Hooper Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90001 United States
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The talented Unusual Suspects middle-school participants at Edison Middle School have written an original play that they will perform in a free public performance on Friday, May 13th! In present day Compton, a single mother struggles to make sure her teenage children are on the right track. When she discovers a tragedy in her daughter’s life, the entire family struggles to make good decisions.  

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June 2016

Page Play Reading at Camp David Gonzales

June 10, 2016 - June 11, 2016
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The talented Unusual Suspects minors at Camp David Gonzales have written an original play that will be read during a Page Play on Friday, June 10th and Saturday, June 11th! In an exciting partnership with LA County Probation Camp David Gonzales, The Unusual Suspects are leading a 10-week writing workshop where incarcerated youth are working together to write their original play. A Page Play is the culminating presentation of our Writing Program. Professional actors will perform the youth’s original play with scripts in hand, while the students take the stage to talk about how they wrote the play together using improvisation and writing exercises. **Stay tuned for more details on how to RSVP for this moving event.  

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August 2016

Performance at Camp David Gonzales

August 19, 2016 - August 20, 2016
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The talented Unusual Suspects minors at Camp David Gonzales have written an original play that they will perform on Friday, August 19th and Saturday, August 20th! In an exciting partnership with LA County Probation Camp David Gonzales, The Unusual Suspects are leading a 10-week performance workshop in which incarcerated youth are working together to perform an original play that they wrote earlier this spring. **This event is closed to the public, but join our mailing list to make sure you get photos from the performance.  

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October 2016
Free

Presentation of Learning at Central Juvenile Hall

October 23, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The talented Unusual Suspects minors at Central Juvenile Hall have been working hard with Teaching Artists to create their art over a 10 week program.  They will be presenting their final projects Sunday, October 23rd! **Central Juvenile Hall is a secure probation facility and proper clearances are needed for entry.  To attend this event, please RSVP by September 29th for details on forms needed.

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November 2016
Free

San Fernando High School Page Play

November 4, 2016 @ 6:00 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 Writing 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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Free

Maclay Middle School Page Play

November 17, 2016 @ 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 Writing 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 2016
Free

Vaughn Middle School Page Play

December 8, 2016 @ 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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January 2017
Free

Edison Middle School Page Play

January 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 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. Our students’ Page Play this year is titled: Fear, Family, and Finding Acceptance! 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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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
Free

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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