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March 2020

Our Response to COVID-19

March 13 - May 1

Due to the latest developments around COVID-19/novel coronavirus, and under direction from LAUSD and public health officials, all Unusual Suspects performances through May 1 will likely be postponed, cancelled, or not open to the public. The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company is committed to the health and safety of all our constituents as well as members of the community. As we continue to monitor the situation, we will keep you informed of any further developments. Please feel free to contact us at info@theunusualsuspects.org for additional information. For the most up-to-date information on 2019-nCoV, please visit http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/

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April 2020

Markham Middle School Performance – postponed

April 17 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Markham Middle School,
1650 E 104th St
Los Angeles, CA, 90002
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PLEASE NOTE: Due to evolving public health recommendations and the temporary closure of LAUSD campuses, this performance has been postponed. Markham Middle School students will perform their originally-written play from Fall 2019, “Generations: The Chaotic Martinez Family.” Synopsis: Miami. Magical characters. Vlogging. Chanclas. Jealousy. Natural births. Marriage. Separations. #NotIncluded All of the elements that make up The Martinez family with a lot of problems. Alex Martinez is a teen on a quest to find her dad. However, her mom cautions her against it for fear of Alex being harmed by dark forces. After receiving a vision that Dad has been kidnapped, it is now up to Alex – and her powerful Grandmother Maria – to rescue him and hopefully bring reconciliation to the family. Can you be a pharmacist and social media sensation at the same time? What does a chancla have to do with all of this? Is it…

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Camp Scott Performance Showcase – postponed

April 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Camp Joseph Scott,
28700 Bouquet Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, 91390
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PLEASE NOTE: Due to recommendations from public health officials, this performance has been postponed until further notice. Come for a lively, youth-led presentation of an original play written by the girls at Camp Joseph Scott!* Time: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm *Note: ADVANCED PRE-APPROVAL PROBATION CLEARANCE REQUIRED BY 3/6. Please email yolanda.androzzo@theunusualsuspects.org for details on how to attend.

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Dorothy Kirby Center Page Play – postponed

April 25 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Dorothy Kirby Center,
1500 S McDonnell Ave
Commerce, 90040
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PLEASE NOTE: Due to recommendations from public health officials, this performance has been postponed until further notice. Come for a lively staged reading of an original play written by youth at Dorothy Kirby Center! *Note: ADVANCED PRE-APPROVAL PROBATION CLEARANCE REQUIRED BY 3/6. Please email yolanda.androzzo@theunusualsuspects.org for details on how to attend.

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Camp Nidorf Performance Showcase – postponed

April 29 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Camp Barry J. Nidorf Hall,
16350 Filbert Street
Sylmar, 91342
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PLEASE NOTE: Due to recommendations from public health officials, this performance has been postponed until further notice. Join us for a presentation of original monologues, poems and scenes written by the boys at Camp Barry J. Nidorf!* Boys Group #1 Performance: 4:00pm – 5:00pm Boys Group #2 Performance: 6:30pm – 7:30pm *Note: ADVANCED PRE-APPROVAL PROBATION CLEARANCE REQUIRED BY 2/25. Please email yolanda.androzzo@theunusualsuspects.org for details on how to attend.

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May 2020

Joyner Elementary School Performance Showcase

May 1 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Florence Griffith Joyner Elementary School,
1963 E 103rd Street
Los Angeles, 90002
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Our Act Up with US elementary school drama program is a 12-week writing workshop that brings 3rd – 5th grade students together to create & perform their own morality play. This fun and intensive experience benefit children’s development in physical, artistic, cognitive, personal, and intra-personal skills. Participants demonstrate other gains, as well, such as the ability to collaborate in an ensemble, self- confidence, speaking, writing, listening, and goal achievement. Admission is free and open to the public. *Please email us at rsvp@theunusualsuspects.org to attend*

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Edison Middle School Performance

May 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Edison Middle School,
6500 Hooper Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90001 United States
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Edison Middle School students will perform their originally-written play from Fall 2019, “Monster Heist: Light vs. Dark” Synopsis: A gang of monsters that love stealing and their reluctant friend set their eyes on a magical stone that they heard was stored in a nearby museum. They quickly make a plan to steal the stone. While running out of the museum, they run into a teenage orphan alien. They find out that the orphan has a cool connection to the stone. The monsters use their powers to their advantage despite a reluctant friend who is getting close to the alien and wants all the mischief to stop. Little did the friend know that once they put their foot down, it would lead to an epic battle for family and justice. Admission is free and open to the public. *Please email us at rsvp@theunusualsuspects.org to attend*

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June 2020

Neighborhood Voices Performance

June 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Pacoima Charter Elementary,
11049 Herrick Avenue
Pacoima, 91331
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Students, parents, and elders come together for our community based, intergenerational playwriting and performance workshop. Our intergenerational Neighborhood Voices program is a 12-week intensive workshop that brings parents and adult community members together to create & perform their own modernized fable alongside their children and other youth from their community. The unique experience provides valuable mirroring & mentoring opportunities for the underserved youth who are the focus of our work. Admission is free and open to the public. *Please email us at rsvp@theunusualsuspects.org to attend*

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July 2020

Dorothy Kirby Center Performance

July 11
Dorothy Kirby Center,
1500 S McDonnell Ave
Commerce, 90040
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Come for a lively staged reading of an original play written by youth at Dorothy Kirby Center! Time: TBD *Note: ADVANCED PRE-APPROVAL PROBATION CLEARANCE REQUIRED. Please email yolanda.androzzo@theunusualsuspects.org for details on how to attend.

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