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CYAG is Currently on Hiatus

How CYAG Started

The Cheverly Young Actors' Guild, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, was formed in 1995 by parents seeking to offer our local youth professional training and performance opportunities in the magical world of the dramatic arts.

Current Status

We produced 16 wonderful theatrical productions--performed by and for children--annually between 1995 and 2012. (Our last show, a flying-on-cables Broadway version of "Peter Pan," was held at the Prince George's Publick Playhouse in the spring of 2012.) Our singing, acting and dancing classes culminated in these big productions, and we often also held classes separately from the productions. In essence, parent volunteers hired professional directors to teach our children, and volunteer parents were the producers of the shows and classes. Honorariums were paid to the directors through ticket sales, tuition fees, donations, and some grants.

Following the 2012 retirements from CYAG of two of its parent volunteer founders/organizers Joani Horchler and Candice Watkins, CYAG has been and is currently on hiatus. To date, younger parents have not stepped forward to keep this charitable organization alive. If you are seriously interesting in doing the volunteer work to revive CYAG, please contact Joani Horchler at president@cheverlyyoungactors.org with a copy to joani.horchler at gmail.com. Joani is no longer able to be a producer of a show or class but can provide guidance if you would like to do the volunteer work of getting CYAG back up and running. This would be a lot of work for you and other parents, but it would be a great service to your own children and to the children of Prince George's County.

We still maintain a mailing list of a large number of former participants because we want to be able to forward to them information on current auditions and other performance opportunities. If you would like to be on this email list, or for more information, please contact Joani Horchler at president@cheverlyyoungactors.org. And please copy your email to joani.horchler at gmail.com.

Thank you for your interest!

  Cheverly Young Actors' Guild is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that was formed in 1995 by parents seeking
to offer local youth professional training and performance opportunities in the magical world of the dramatic arts.