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September 2018

Dorothy Kirby Center Performance of “The Secrets We Don’t Know”

September 8, 2018
Dorothy Kirby Center,
1500 S McDonnell Ave
Commerce, 90040

*Contact US at RSVP@theunusualsuspects.org for more information about how to attend.* The talented Unusual Suspects minors at Dorothy Kirby Center (Juvenile Detention Camp) have written an original play that they will perform on Saturday, September 8th! Time: 1:00 PM In an exciting partnership with LA County Probation at Dorothy Kirby Center, 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. Three young women — the sisters Autumn and Jan Grace, and Blessin Yasmine Lorraine Alvarado — lose their parents at very young ages. They grow up in separate foster homes, all searching for justice and a place to call home. After Jan disappears under mysterious circumstances, Autumn and Blessin meet during a chance encounter. They become fast friends and discover that they have a common enemy in their midst.  This starts them on a journey of intrigue,…

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November 2018

San Fernando High School Page Play

November 1, 2018
San Fernando High School,
11133 O'Melveny Avenue
San Fernando, CA 91340 United States

Join us for a Page Play! A Page Play is the celebration of our 10-week playwriting program where professional actors perform students’ original play with scripts in hand. You will also have a chance to hear from the student writers about how the play was created and be guided through interactive theatre workshop games and improvisation exercises. Do you have professional acting experience and would like to volunteer as a Page Play reader? Contact adrienne@theunusualsuspects.org for more information.

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Edison Middle School Page Play

November 7, 2018
Edison Middle School,
6500 Hooper Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90001 United States

Join us for a Page Play! A Page Play is the celebration of our 10-week playwriting program where professional actors perform students’ original play with scripts in hand. You will also have a chance to hear from the student writers about how the play was created and be guided through interactive theatre workshop games and improvisation exercises. Do you have professional acting experience and would like to volunteer as a Page Play reader? Contact adrienne@theunusualsuspects.org for more information.

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Sepulveda Middle School Page Play

November 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sepulveda Middle School,
15330 Plummer St
North Hills, CA, 91343
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Join us for a Page Play! A Page Play is the celebration of our 10-week playwriting program where professional actors perform students’ original play with scripts in hand. You will also have a chance to hear from the student writers about how the play was created and be guided through interactive theatre workshop games and improvisation exercises. Do you have professional acting experience and would like to volunteer as a Page Play reader? Contact adrienne@theunusualsuspects.org for more information.

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December 2018

Markham Middle School Page Play

December 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Markham Middle School,
1650 E 104th St
Los Angeles, CA, 90002

Join us for a Page Play! A Page Play is the celebration of our 10-week playwriting program where professional actors perform students’ original play with scripts in hand. You will also have a chance to hear from the student writers about how the play was created and be guided through interactive theatre workshop games and improvisation exercises. Do you have professional acting experience and would like to volunteer as a Page Play reader? Contact adrienne@theunusualsuspects.org for more information.

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January 2019

Campus Kilpatrick VIP Culmination @ Camp Resnik

January 12
Camp Resnik,
5300, 5300 W Ave I
Lancaster, CA 93536 United States
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Our newly-refined VOICES FROM INSIDE PROGRAM is an outgrowth of our 20+ years of experience working with incarcerated and system-engaged youth and our ongoing collaboration with the Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network, of which we are a founding member. Designed to augment L.A. County Probation’s innovative new “L.A. Model” for juvenile justice reform, this innovative program combines in-class and after-school theatre-arts education with trauma-informed healing practices to provide standards-based theatre-arts education and mentoring to the county’s most hardened minors.   TIME TBD   *US invited guests are required to be cleared by Probation to attend the public performance. Please email yolanda@theunusualsuspects.org if you would like to attend.

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Central Juvenile Hall VIP Culmination

January 19
Central Juvenile Hall

Our newly-refined VOICES FROM INSIDE PROGRAM is an outgrowth of our 20+ years of experience working with incarcerated and system-engaged youth and our ongoing collaboration with the Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network, of which we are a founding member. Designed to augment L.A. County Probation’s innovative new “L.A. Model” for juvenile justice reform, this innovative program combines in-class and after-school theatre-arts education with trauma-informed healing practices to provide standards-based theatre-arts education and mentoring to the county’s most hardened minors. TIME TBD *US invited guests are required to be cleared by Probation to attend the public performance. Please email yolanda@theunusualsuspects.org if you would like to attend.

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February 2019

A Night with US February 2019

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PLEASE RSVP HERE TODAY! A NIGHT WITH US 2019 Please join us for an exciting evening of staged readings, cocktails and conversation! We look forward to honoring our work with you as we watch a dedicated cast of esteemed actors perform the inspiring work of our students, bringing it to life! Event Details: The night’s talent includes the following and additional surprise guests:   Event:  A Night With US 2019 Date:  February 27, 2019 Location: Gold-Diggers | 5632 Santa Monica Blvd | LA, CA  90038 Time: 6:00 pm: Happy Hour 7:00 pm: Show begins 8:00 pm: More drinks and conversation!  Lyft/Uber is encouraged. Suggested donation at the door or online. RSVPs are encouraged. PLEASE RSVP HERE TODAY! About the venue: Gold Diggers bar has become an East Hollywood hotspot hosting live performances and events by acts like Iceage, Nick Waterhouse, Sofi Tukker, Leon Bridges and more.  Gold Diggers also encompasses a campus boasting more than…

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March 2019

San Fernando High School Performance

March 22 @ 2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
San Fernando High School,
11133 O'Melveny Avenue
San Fernando, CA 91340 United States
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San Fernando High School students will perform their originally-written play from Fall 2018, “Because of Bo’s Light.” Synopsis: A young boy and his sister, along with their friends, embark on a journey to defeat a cruel and ruthless tyrant. In this original story of good vs. evil, Bo and his sister Mary must find their way to villainous Eris’ castle and try to stop her before she does irreparable damage to the planet. Along the way, they learn that sometimes life doesn’t go as planned, and even superheroes need a little help now and then. Admission is free and open to the public. No RSVP is necessary.

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Edison Middle School Performance

March 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Edison Middle School,
6500 Hooper Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90001 United States
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Edison Middle School students will perform their originally-written play from Fall 2018, “The Magical Misadventures in Woodland.” Synopsis: Once upon a time, a family lived in Woodland. The mother Rosa is very sick and and the medical bills keep stacking up. In desperation, her husband Cornello secretly gathers some of his friends to form a hunting club in order to sell fox fur for money. Meanwhile, the fox family in the forest grapples with the threat to their community with the help of Giselle, an orphan girl with magical powers who they adopt. Connected by friendships, dreams, and love and loyalty to family, Giselle and brothers Alex and Matthew embark on a journey to save all of their loved ones. Admission is free and open to the public. No RSVP is necessary.

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