Support Your Suspects

[usual] Suspects is a local community theater company with the mission to challenge, strengthen, and inspire our audience, ourselves, and our community. We began in 2015 as a troupe of people interested in diversifying the theatrical offerings in Rockford, specifically focusing on developing an affordable and local theatrical presence in the Rockford area.
Beginning in 2018, and under the direction of Jason Edlén and Bob Reaven-Edlén, [usual] Suspects worked together with The Rockford Public Library to become an Artists in Residency. This residency program provided us with a home, increased access to Nordlof Center, and storage space for our set and supplies, all for a set fee. It was at this time that [usual] Suspects was restructured as a business, and settled into its new home. 
We entered 2019 with an ownership change as Charlie Rasmann took on the position of Artistic Producing Director with a focus on expanding the theater's offerings, along with the ensemble. With a thriving 4-show MainStage Season, as well as the Second Stage Season, [usual] Suspects offers quality live entertainment to the Rockford area, ranging from full-scale musicals to intimate plays, cabarets, improv shows, and staged readings.
In 2020, we partnered with Keith Country Day School and were days away from opening our 5th Season with a production of Into the Woods when COVID-19 postponed our season indefinitely. Since then, we have shifted our focus to providing digital content, including our Action in Art Series, as well as a New Years Eve Virtual Variety Show. Up next for [u]S is a hilarious virtual interpretation of Romeo & Juliet, which is set to premiere February 2021!
Any support you can give will help [u]S continue to provide content throughout this pandemic, and be prepared to return to live theater once it is safe to do so!
  • Carol Souza 
    • $100 
    • 10 mos
  • Carolyn Cadigan 
    • $100 
    • 10 mos
  • Karen Murphy 
    • $50 
    • 12 mos
  • Casey Johnson 
    • $75 (Offline)
    • 22 mos
  • Jennifer Archer 
    • $50 (Offline)
    • 23 mos
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Charlie Rasmann 
Roscoe, IL
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