The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company is proud to announce that Tiffany Haddish has named us her charity of choice in Variety magazine’s October 9, 2018 “Power of Women: Los Angeles” issue.
As a foster child whose confidence and love for performing blossomed when she attended an improv class for at-risk kids, Tiffany knows first-hand the transformative power the arts can have. Introduced to The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company by Sara Scott, US Board Member and Vice President of Development & Production at Universal Pictures, Haddish immediately was hooked on The Unusual Suspects’ program. “This needs to be everywhere,” she says. “Because a lot of schools are cutting out drama and things where you learn to have a voice.”
As Haddish says in Variety, a high-quality, mentorship theatre-arts education program like The Unusual Suspects “would have meant the world to me. I definitely would not have been in as much trouble as I was in school. It teaches you when to do something — and when not to.”
Tiffany has worked directly with The Unusual Suspects’ youth participants through our Youth Theatre Residency Program, our flagship practicum where Unusual Suspects’ Teaching Artists, volunteer mentors, and program staff provide 10 weeks of after-school playwriting workshops and 10 weeks of performance workshops to middle- and high-school youth in the most underserved communities. Tiffany was also honored at our 10th Be Unusual Annual Gala.
With continued support from Tiffany and others, The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company has been helping kids throughout Los Angeles discover their power to create new storylines for their lives – now and in the future.
You can find the feature online here.