A Gala picture is worth a thousand words…

Our 9th Annual Gala: Be Unusual
was an incredible night… 

Thank you to our dedicated honorees Markese Freeman & Kirsten Vangsness, our dynamic hostess Melissa Peterman, our generous sponsors and all of YOU who made contributions before, during and even after the big event!!

Through your support, our programming continues to deepen in exciting ways! 

This year, The Unusual Suspects will:

  • Engage 300+ underserved LAUSD students and incarcerated youth with 10 of our flagship Youth Theatre Residencies (culminating in 15 public performances for over 1200 audience members!)
  • Lead an innovative Neighborhood Voices program in Pacoima featuring almost 30 residents of all-ages culminating in a performance for their community!
  • Teach our VAST in-class program in middle & high school English classrooms serving 700+ students!
  • Inspire 40+ Pacoima residents by taking them to 3 professional theatre productions!
  • Grow as a proud founding member of the Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network by providing 4 specially designed workshops at LA County Juvenile Probation camps for 160+ incarcerated minors!

Click HERE to view the whole album of Be Unusual pics on our Facebook page. And PLEASE don’t be shy about tagging yourself and others. Share your Be Unusual photos and story from the night!!

The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company believes every young person deserves to be seen, heard and understood. Through collaborative workshops, we work deeply to empower the hardest to reach communities to tell their stories together leading to self-discovery, a sense of belonging, and the building of stronger families and communities.

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