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April 28, 2006


Contact: Javier L. Hurtado
Telephone Number: 408-612-2055
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Gilroy, CA, April 28, 2006 The Gavilan College Summer Theatre Arts Repertory (STAR) program has been producing quality children's theater and programs for youth in South Santa Clara and San Benito Counties for 21 years. The success of the program comes from a dedicated and creative staff that assembles every summer to provide a safe and fun theatre art learning experience for the youth we serve. This year, the repertory will produce "The Music Man Jr." in Gilroy, "Romeo and Juliet" in San Juan Bautista, and the STAR Video program at the Gilroy campus.

"Many of our staff members have gone on to be successful educators, professional performers, designers, producers and directors. They keep the STAR spirit with them and incorporate what they have learned working at STAR into whatever they're doing now. They are people who can transition from production staff to educators or performers with confidence and ease." said Program Coordinator, Javier L. Hurtado, who is celebrating his 8th year on the STAR Staff.
Nathaniel Kent, graduate of the STAR program and acting student at New York University added, "This is one of the most rewarding jobs I've ever had. As a staff member you make a difference you can see in the youth that you serve. You're not just teaching them about acting, but mentoring them about life" Kent will be returning to California this summer for his second year on the STAR Staff.

The Gavilan College STAR program is now accepting applications for qualified staff interested in spending their summer sharing their talents and love for the performing arts with youth. Anyone interested in applying can download an application by clicking on the "Employment" link from the STAR website, or by calling (408) 612-2056.

There is still time for students to register for the program. Parents interested in registering their children for the program can do so by phone at (408) 612-2056 or online at for all three STAR programs. STAR VIDEO, SAN GILROY, and STAR SAN JUAN BAUTISTA.

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