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Live Theatre in South LA School

Hundreds of LAUSD students are going to live theatre in South LA! 

Many LAUSD students, for their first time, will experience A Midsummer Night’s Dream Mischief! A comedic play in South Los Angeles! This magical experience presents a series of scenes from the hysterical antics of a re-envisioned abridged version of Shakespeare’s five-act comedy of errors. The young audience will embark on an unforgettable theatrical journey filled with passion and magic.

Stage Director JAMES FOWLER recently earned a Stage Raw award for his adaptation of the full play with mostly BIPOC actors. Writer JEREMY GUSKIN adapted scenes from Shakespeare and wrote additional material to make it accessible to youth. The one-hour comedy will feature professional stage actors with some high school students playing minor roles.

LAUSD’s Cultural Arts Passport program ensures equal access to the arts. The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company said, ‘Let’s create a highly artistic live theatre experience in the student’s own neighborhood!’

The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company in association with Theatrical Education Group and in partnership with Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School is presenting this live theatrical field trip experience for 2nd – 12th graders.

Students will walk or ride a bus to the theatre space on the campus of Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School located at 300 East 53rd  Street Los Angeles, CA 90011.

Multiple LAUSD schools will bring their students to attend one of the following shows:

  1. Tuesday, May 30th @ 10:25 AM
  2. Wednesday, May 31st @ 10:25 AM & 12:35 PM
  3. Thursday, June 1st @ 10:25 AM
  4. Friday, June 2nd @ 10:25 AM

For 30 years, The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company has been providing enriching theatre arts education to LAUSD students and incarcerated youth as well. Theatrical Education Group is the creator of Shakesperience, the most popular field trip attended by over 100K students. Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School is expanding to serve the community with enriching theatre arts programs. For more info TheUnusualSuspects.org.


Anisa Hamdan, Director of Community Partnerships

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The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company

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