The mission of The Unusual Suspects is to mentor, educate, and enrich underserved youth through the creation of collaborative, original theatre. Since our founding in 1993, US has become a recognized leader in the fields of arts education, youth development, mentorship, and community building and 100% of the participants we serve come from low income families and neighborhoods, including incarcerated youth. As proud board members of The Unusual Suspects, we have witnessed time and time again how the act of writing and telling stories leads to remarkable improvement in academic, social and coping skills -with many of our alumni going on to lead successful career and personal lives.
We reach 1600+ underserved participants a year with our award-winning theatre-arts mentoring programs at no cost to them, and the need continues to grow – – more critical now than ever before. To sustain these free programs, we have made a commitment to raise at least $5,000 during our Gala season (in addition to our own contribution) and we hope you will help us reach it!
At our 12th Annual Gala on May 5th, we are proud to be honoring Annabeth Gish (Advisory Council Member/Actress), and Annie Lukowski (Advisory Council Member/Writer, Director, Producer) at the Avalon Hollywood. We’d love for you to join us there, but if you can’t attend, a contribution of ANY amount makes an impact.
Thank you in advance for your generosity!