Hudson, Wis.– SOS for Youth is thrilled to welcome Stuart Fail to the SOS for Youth Staff. Stuart has over 25 years of experience as an actor, director and writer for theatre, film and television. He holds two MFA’s; one in directing for the theatre from MSU, the other in screenwriting from UCLA, 2012. He has been working with kids for over 20 years as both a teacher and director.
After spending the last several years in Los Angeles, Stuart is looking forward to being back in the Midwest and a long, wonderful career with SOS for Youth. In announcing his new position, Stuart said “What makes SOS For Youth so special is the mission. Teens face tougher issues than ever before and SOS teens reach them with a message of hope through performance.”
Stuart has received numerous awards for his acting, directing and script writing and was a runner up at Sundance 2011 for his script Blood Market. He has worked on projects for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the BBC in London, Chicago and Minneapolis.
Recently Stuart held a reading of one of his plays in New York City with the actor Austin Pendleton. Stuart’s play Consider the Lilies was produced at the Minneapolis Theatre Garage in August 2013. Stuart currently writes film and television scripts for producers from around the globe
Among his roles at SOS for Youth, Stuart will be directing the Teen Touring Groups performances and help them create a new sketch addressing prescription drug abuse.
Stuart is kicking off the 2014 SOS Juniors Program with its first session starting the week of January 6th. “I’m excited about the juniors’ program because it’s a great introduction into theatre as an art and a way to garner self-confidence. I can’t think of a better way to gain self-awareness than through theatrical performances.”
For more information on this opportunity for kids ages 9-12, visit SOSforYouth.org, call 651-438-5416 or email info@SOSforYouth.org.