SOS for Youth


Artistic Director: Kristin Fox

What is SOS?

SOS  is a peer-to-peer educational theatre group meant to empower and encourage teen performers by giving them a performance platform to voice the challenges and concerns they face on a daily basis.  Each performance draws the real challenges teens are facing today, including bullying, drug and alcohol use, gun violence, the effects of racism, depression, suicide, domestic abuse, date rape, drunk driving, texting while driving and more.

Year-Round SOS

Do you like to perform? Or enjoy the technical side of theater? Do you like to help others? Are you a leader or wish to become a leader? Can you donate your time and talents in exchange for a FREE performance program where you will learn acting and leadership skills?

SOS  is a non-profit youth performance troupe with a strong message and a community outreach mission to support teens in making good life choices. We address the tough issues our youth face every day through peer to peer education, outreach and performance.

Our dynamic repertoire of over 30 skits helps student audiences identify the signs and understand the real-life consequences of bullying, drug and alcohol use, racism, depression, suicide, domestic abuse, date rape and more. Performers also benefit as they build awareness and self esteem themselves, and learn new leadership and mentor skills.

Members are trained in acting and leadership skills and become agents of positive change in the lives of their peers though cutting-edge, powerful drama, community service and leadership. They display and teach others to make good life decisions based on accountability and responsibility. Dedicated members can audition for the Performance Troupe.

Rehearsals are 2 times per week and performances are as they are booked.

Members are required to sign a code of ethics.

Cost: $50 per semester

Sides for Auditions —> SOS Audition Sides

Want to get involved? Email kristin@merrillartscenter.org

To request a performance at your school or community organization, please click HERE.