The SOS focuses on educating students through peer-to-peer connections in a theatrical medium. The success of SOS lies predominantly in the interpersonal connection that teen audience members feel as they watch young people – just like themselves – perform and share real life situations and how we can all learn ways to make better choices. The impact of SOS rises from the high-energy performances of committed and talented young people.
SOS offers a full range of educational performance and workshop opportunities. Contact SOS for complete program and booking information.
Golden Rule (Comedic)
A high school student gets a reality check and opens his eyes to the negative world around him. A friend shows him just how disrespectful our society has become and how a little kindness can go a long way.
Drunk Driving (Dramatic)
After a horrible crash kills a local college girl, a teenage drunk driver comes face-to-face with the loved ones of her victim. This sketch takes a closer look at how our every decision impacts those around us.
The understanding and isolation of depression.
A young girl argues with the personified days of the week in an attempt to fit a date into her hectic schedule.
Teens realize that “having fun” with someone on the internet has its consequences.
Two former friends realize the discrimination and ignorance in the world through a fight.
Drug Ropes (Highly choreographed and physical, Dramatic)
A drug addict discusses their usage while having ropes attached to their hands and feet. In an exciting display of acrobatics, the Drugs piece chronicles addiction — from initial enjoyment, to a loss of control, to eventual death. (Intended for grades nine through twelve)
Suicide (Comedic, Dramatic)
A light-hearted look at friendship changes direction when the student loses their friend to suicide.
Domestic Abuse (Dramatic)
Sarah tried to get attention, she tried to get noticed, she even asked for help. But no one wanted to see what was really happening.
Circle Drugs (Dramatic)
A traumatic overdose makes a young couple realize that their addiction has gone too far. Is it enough to stop them from relapsing? This sketch is intended for grades six through nine.
- Rejection / Bullying
- Lunch Room Drama
- Media Junkies
- Body Image
A La Carte Sketches (Need 2 months lead time)
She knew that no matter what she did, she couldn’t bring her back. It was so hard for her to believe that someone’s mistake, someone’s carelessness was enough to make her friend disappear forever.
Date Rape (Dramatic)
Rape is rape. It doesn’t matter if the victim is a stranger, friend, or family member. No means no.
Truth is you do have options, and some very important decisions to make. Let’s talk about it.
Teen Relationship Abuse (Dramatic)
Leah goes to a park to confront her abusive ex-boyfriend. Her newfound strength and voice surprises her ex as well as Leah herself. This piece is intended to give abused teens strength and voice to say “enough.”
The Haves and the Have-Nots (Dramatic)
The lives of two teenagers collide. One has everything that can be bought but is searching from something more meaningful. The other has been living through very hard times and believes that financial security will provide all the answers. The teens soon realize that they have a lot to learn from each other.
Texting and Driving
One careless mistake and a friend is gone.
Booking with SOS Players
For booking information on the SOS Players and their teen-to-teen education programs, contact the SOS Hudson office.
"SOS has become an annual treat for our eighth grade students in New Richmond. They are well-organized, talented, and inspired, and their performances have been springboards for our advisory group discussions of values and choices. In the past couple of years, New Richmond students have joined the troupe. On the stage and off, these people serve as great role models for younger students. In elementary school, values education takes place every day, but when students reach middle school, a stage at which many important and sensitive choices first present themselves, we sometimes see a gap. A performance by the SOS Players provides a great opening for our teachers and homeroom advisors to begin a classroom dialogue on those issues. Thanks for your energy and your courage, SOS. Your messages are the ones our students need to hear more often today, and your use of humor, action, music, sound, and lighting engages them from the first seconds of the show till the last."
— Vicki Cobian, New Richmond Middle School Contact