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March 2020

Sepulveda Middle School Performance

March 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Sepulveda Middle School,
15330 Plummer St
North Hills, CA, 91343
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Sepulveda Middle School students will perform their originally-written play from Fall 2019, “The Three Royals of Euphoria.” Synopsis: When the Kingdom of Euphoria runs out of money, the King and Queen tell their children they must marry royals from an enemy kingdom to save Euphoria. The children instead embark on a dangerous quest for a magic gem that can help them save the kingdom. Along the way, the kids learn about courage, teamwork, and the responsibility of great power. Admission is free and open to the public. *Please email us at rsvp@theunusualsuspects.org to attend*

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April 2020

San Fernando High School Afternoon Performance

April 2 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 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 2019, “Blood Over Water.” Synopsis: The relationship between the Sea Dwellers and the Land Dwellers is a strained one due to the human pollution entering the ocean. To make matters worse, BETTE, a human mafia boss, and LILITH, a devious siren, have joined forces to start a war amongst the two factions. It is up to BETTE’s twin sister ROWENA to uncover their evil plan and stop the war before it is too late. Admission is free and open to the public. *Please email us at rsvp@theunusualsuspects.org to attend*

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San Fernando High School Evening Performance

April 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 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 2019, “Blood Over Water.” Synopsis: The relationship between the Sea Dwellers and the Land Dwellers is a strained one due to the human pollution entering the ocean. To make matters worse, BETTE, a human mafia boss, and LILITH, a devious siren, have joined forces to start a war amongst the two factions. It is up to BETTE’s twin sister ROWENA to uncover their evil plan and stop the war before it is too late. Admission is free and open to the public. *Please email us at rsvp@theunusualsuspects.org to attend*

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Markham Middle School Performance

April 17 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Markham Middle School,
1650 E 104th St
Los Angeles, CA, 90002
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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 rude to forget someone’s name? This dark comedy will hopefully answer these questions. Admission is free and open to the…

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Camp Scott Performance Showcase

April 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Camp Joseph Scott,
28700 Bouquet Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, 91390
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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 2/25. Please email yolanda.androzzo@theunusualsuspects.org for details on how to attend.

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Dorothy Kirby Center Performance Showcase

April 25 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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! *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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Camp Nidorf Performance Showcase

April 29 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Camp Barry J. Nidorf Hall,
16350 Filbert Street
Sylmar, 91342
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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
Florence Griffith Joyner Elementary School,
1963 E 103rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90002 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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