Emelia Sherin, of Warren, OH, is a first time writer, but long time performer. She is currently a sophomore public relations student at Kent State University. Growing up, you my have noticed her in productions at the Youngstown Playhouse, such as Rumpleteazer in CATS, Val in A CHORUS LINE, and Margot in LEGALLY BLONDE, along with many other productions. After her work with Disney Cruise Lines as a dancer/actress, she happily stage managed and performed for The Millennial Theatre Project in Heathers: The Musical and Seussical. With her strong theatrical background, she decided to create a piece of artistic activism to take to the stage. Instead of reading and watching the news, why not live it by seeing a play? Theatre is upclose and personal, where you can truly witness the actors’ feelings and atmosphere. She is beyond grateful to be able to direct her original piece, written with Zachary Manthey, under The Millennial Theatre Project at the Akron Civic Theatre, called, (In)Dependent: The Heroin Project. She hopes you attend and enjoy the show by opening your minds and hearts to join the fight against the heroin epidemic. We’re only human.