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April 2017
Free

Vaughn Middle School Performance of “Love Untitled”

April 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Vaughn High School (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
Free

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

May 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Edison Middle School,
6500 Hooper Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90001 United States
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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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June 2017

Camp David Gonzales Page Play

June 10, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Camp David Gonzales

The talented Unusual Suspects youth at Camp David Gonzales have written an original play that will be read during a Page Play on Saturday, June 10th! In an exciting partnership with LA County Probation Camp David Gonzales, The Unusual Suspects leads a 10-week writing workshop where incarcerated youth work together to write their original play. A Page Play is the culminating presentation of our Playwriting 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. **Non-facility/staff audience MUST RSVP for this event no later than May 24th in order to attend. Interested guests, please email rsvp@theunusualsuspects.org for more information.**  

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August 2017

Camp David Gonzales Performance of “Reflection: The Rico Story”

August 26, 2017
Camp David Gonzales

The talented Unusual Suspects minors at Camp David Gonzales have written an original play that they will perform on Friday, August 25th and Saturday, August 26th! 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. Their play, “Reflection: The Rico Story” follows RICO, who grew up in a tough neighborhood with his mother, THERESA who was raising three children on her own.  With a baby on the way and his family struggling through a difficult time to make ends meet, RICO takes it unto to himself to make money in whatever way possible to support his loved ones.  Although he begins doing honest work, it isn’t enough. Along with the help of his trusted friend GOOFY, RICO becomes lost in a world of theft and trafficking;…

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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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Free

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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Free

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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Free

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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