Stage stars

. February 27, 2013.

Whether they prefer back stage or center stage, kids grade six through college can take part in the Ann Arbor Young Actors Guild (YAG) production of Titanic: Tragedy and Trial, a historically accurate enactment presented in an imaginary way, starting with auditions on Monday, March 11 and Wednesday, March 13. Executive Artistic Director and YAG founder Sue Roe spent several years studying theatre education and developing the national drama curriculum in England. She uses “chaining” to encourage students to think about their emotional response to people and situations. It strengthens verbal and non-verbal communication between actors and shapes each role. YAG is all-inclusive. “Auditions run more like workshops,” says Pat Martz, YAG Communications Director. “You don’t need an agent or a prepared piece. Just show up and see if you like it.” 6–7:30pm at the Jewish Community Center of Ann Arbor, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Studio production fees for students who sign participate in show cost $175. Performances run May 17-19. Contact The Ann Arbor Young Actors Guild at 734-926-5629 or visit for details. —KG