Spotlight on Vaughn


Little Heroes

This Fall, 30 middle school students collaborated to create the original play, Love Untitled. Together, they bravely told the story of not-so-ordinary students navigating a not-so-ordinary love triangle.  Their story is about embracing difference, confronting bullies and the
paths we must take to acceptance.
Last week, a team of professional actors performed their words for an audience of 150 fellow students, teachers, parents and friends.  For some in the room, it was uncomfortable to watch ideas they were not quite ready to accept.  For others, it was a shining example of bravery and tolerance.     To make sure our young playwrights were protected both on and off the stage, we partnered with the school psychologist throughout the semester.  Her words before the show are
a true call to action.

“Little heroes, as an adult I’m hearing you loud and clear as you teach tolerance everywhere, and I’m not giving up because you, the students, the change agents who wrote this play, are inspirational. And as adults we have to do better!”

In 2016 we engaged over 1,200 people directly in our programs and hundreds more as audience members bearing witness to these acts of truth. 

But we believe we can do better!

To continue bringing in-depth theatre-arts programs to the kids who need it most, at no cost to them, we need you.  $10, $100, $1000 – every contribution gives our young change agents the opportunity to find their voice and share it with the world.

Whether you choose to Support US today or Sustain US monthly, thank you for making The Unusual Suspects a part of your year end giving!

Together, we can strengthen more Little Heroes.

Did you know …

For as little as $10/month you can provide the workshop supplies that enable our kids to write their own futures? 

For $50/month you can support specialized training for our Teaching Artists working with incarcerated youth?

During this season of giving, learn more about becoming a Monthly Sustainer and change lives with US all year long!

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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.