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April 2018
Free

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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Edison Middle School Performance of “Family > Revenge”

April 27 @ 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, April 27th! In their play we meet junior high student Jules, who is trying to deal with the stress of family and school. To make matters more complicated, he discovers he now has supernatural powers that come at a cost. Chaos ensues as he tries to navigate his abilities when his best friend (or rather, former best friend) Jojo’s father goes missing after he causes an accidental explosion. This ignites a journey that includes angry robot dogs, castles, lions, power plants, and papayas.  

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May 2018

The Unusual Suspects’ 10th Annual Gala: Be Unusual

May 8 @ 7:00 pm
The Millennium Biltmore Hotel,
506 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90071 United States
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Save the date for our upcoming 10th Annual Gala honoring Master Teaching Artist Zach Brown and Actor Tiffany Haddish. Visit our GALA WEBPAGE to purchase tickets, become a sponsor, and learn more!    

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Vaughn Middle School Performance of “Rise of the Dangels”

May 18 @ 6:30 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, May 18th! “Rise of the Dangels” tells the story of Hazel and Arin, who are sisters. Hazel dreams of one day becoming a famous painter, while Arin longs for the stage and the spotlight. After getting news of their parents’ divorce, the sisters discover the mythical secrets of their family’s origin and are forced to choose: go with their Mother Athena, powerful royalty of the underworld, or their father Lucy a kind but humble man. Their choices send the two sisters down very different paths, and we follow both journeys as they navigate the dangerous, romantic, and magical consequences of their decision. With help from their animal companions, Burt and Melissa, Hazel and Arin will learn the power of family, love,…

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June 2018
Free

Dorothy Kirby Center Page Play

June 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dorothy Kirby Center,
1500 S McDonnell Ave
Commerce, 90040

The talented Unusual Suspects youth at Dorothy Kirby Center (Juvenile Detention Camp) have written an original play that will be performed by professional actors as a staged reading during their Page Play on Saturday, June 30th! Through a partnership with LA County Probation at Dorothy Kirby Center, The Unusual Suspects leads a 10-week writing workshop where incarcerated youth work together to write an 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. **Audience members MUST RSVP for this event by JUNE 1st in order to attend, due to required Probation clearance screenings. Interested guests, please email Ariella Wolfe at ariella@theunusualsuspects.org for more information**  

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September 2018

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

September 8
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
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
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 @ 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 @ 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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