1985
Founded by
Marilyn Abad-Cardinalli
star logo 2010
STAR's 25th Anniversary

Hands On Acting! Kids On Stage!
Celebrating Over 25 Years of Summer Fun!
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Gavilan College Summer Theatre Arts Repertory

STAR Mission Statement

STAR is a place where kids
and staff can feel safe;
Safe to express their thoughts,
ideas and feelings;
Safe to move, dance, and sing;

Safe to create moments to share.

Safe to celebrate their life;

Safe to grow and
develop their potential as performers;

Safe to laugh, learn, and have fun; and

Safe in body, mind, and spirit.

STAR11_Calendar

STAR Enrollment Begins January 2011!
STAR
San Juan Bautista
STAR Gilroy STAR Video
Excerpt from STAR San Juan Bautista 2010's "Wild!"

Summer 2011
Play

To be announced!

Ages 8 to 16
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
July 19-August 5, 2011

Performances:
Friday, August 5, 2011
and
Saturday, August 6, 2011
7:00 p.m.

El Teatro Campesino Playhouse
San Juan Bautista

Before and After Care NOT Available
Carpool Connections Available

Three Weeks - Only $300

STAR San Juan Bautista is a performing arts program that runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, for three weeks. The session is held in the historic El Teatro Campesino Playhouse in San Juan Bautista.

Young actors are guided through rehearsal and scene study of a challenging classical play for a performance on the last weekend. The actors participate in theatre and performing arts exercises and workshops focusing on physical movement, vocal exercises, and the creation of a performance ensemble.

 

"We Love STAR" by STAR Gilroy 2009

Summer 2011
Musical

To be announced!

Ages 8 to 16
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
June 20-July 15, 2011

Performances:
Friday, July 15, 2011
7:00 p.m.
and
Saturday, July 16, 2011
4:00 p.m.

Gavilan College Theater
Main Campus, Gilroy

Before and After Care and Carpool Connections Available

Four weeks - Only $595

Students participate in the rehearsal and production of a major main stage musical, experiencing the performing arts through fun and creative collaborative projects that are performed at the end of the day.

No prior acting experience is required. The program culminates with the student's final performance of a fantastic summer musical. It is truly amazing what these children accomplish in four short weeks, while still enjoying daily camp activities, such as workshops and fun theme days.

All dates and sessions subject to change.

Videos produced by STAR Video 2008

Summer 2011
TV Workshop

To be announced!

Ages 10 to 16
Monday-Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
June 20-July 8, 2011

Gavilan College TV Studio
Main Campus, Gilroy

Before and After Care and Carpool Connections Available

Three Weeks - Only $450

STAR Video is a three week, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. video production program that teaches participants to use the equipment in the Gavilan college television studios as tools for young video artists.

Participants write, produce, direct, and act in their own projects, which will air on GavTV-18, Gavilan College's educational channel, as well as, on GavTV's on-line TV channel. Participants receive a DVD of what they produce.

Above are videos produced by STAR Video 2008 participants: Unit V: The Green Screen Unicorns.


Spring STAR Fall STAR STAR Staff

Spring STAR 2009

Spring STAR!
Enroll in January 2011!

Saturday Mornings
in March
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Ages 10 to 16
4 Saturdays Only $125
(Includes DVD)

Gavilan College TV Studio
Main Campus, Gilroy

Before and After Care NOT Available
Carpool Connections Available

Spring STAR participants are introduced to performing arts fundamentals through theatre games, improvisational acting, and dance and movement exercises. Students collaborate to design costumes, masks, and make-up to create their own unique characters for a Saturday Morning Cartoon-themed TV variety show filled with comedy, fun, music, and surprises.

A Spring STAR DVD will be produced and the final program will also air on GavTV-18, Gavilan College's Educational Channel, as well as, posted online on GavTV's blip.tv Channel.

Images from Fall STAR 2008

Fall STAR Spooktacular!
Sorry! No 2010 Session!

Saturday Mornings
in October
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Ages 10 to 16
4 Saturdays Only $125
(Includes DVD)

Gavilan College TV Studio
Main Campus, Gilroy

Before and After Care NOT Available
Carpool Connections Available

Fall STAR participants are introduced to performing arts fundamentals through theatre games, improvisational acting, and dance and movement exercises. Students collaborate to design costumes, masks, and make-up to create their own unique characters for a Halloween-themed TV variety show filled with comedy, fun, music, and surprises.

A Fall STAR DVD will be produced and the final program will also air on GavTV-18, Gavilan College's Educational Channel, as well as, posted online on GavTV's blip.tv Channel.

STAR 2009 Leaders Dance

Meet the 2010 STAR Staff

STAR is always very excited to have many of our STAR staff members return every summer. Most of our STAR Leaders were also STAR kids themselves!
Click here to learn more about some of our staff members.

Work for STAR!

We are no longer accepting applications for 2010.
Apply in January 2011

Do you want a summer job that's unlike any other? Are you interested in sharing your love for the performing arts with youth?

We are look for theatre artists: dancers, actors, vocalists, stage managers, educators, videographers, and others passionate about the performing arts.

Visit our Employment page for future opportunities to join the STAR staff! STAR will begin accepting applications for Summer STAR 2011 in January.

Zoot Suit" by Teatro Camp 2009 GavTV's "Carol on Creativity"
Tie-Dye Show
featuring STAR Kids!

Local artist and retired art teacher,
Carol Peters invited STAR kids
Shannon McAvoy and Justin Hoppe
to join her to create tie-dye t-shirts.

View "Carol on Creativity" segments online at www.gavilan.edu/gavtv.


STAR Kids on GavTV-18's "Carol on Creativity"