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Safe In Body, Mind & Spirit

The mission of STAR Arts Education is to provide excellent arts programs & learning experience to young people and for all audiences that are fun, engaging, and educational. Through positive experiences on stage, screen, and behind the scenes; STAR Arts Education celebrates diverse communities and exposes young people and our community to the joy of participating, collaborating, sharing & experiencing the results of the creative process.

Core Values
Love, Trust, Unity, Community, Imagination, Excellence.

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Matilda the Musical Jr.

STAR Day Camp Enrollment Open Now!

STAR Arts Summer is excited to present  Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical JR., the 60-Minute Broadway Junior Version of the award winning show. The STAR summer musical is directed by Ms. Dana Severin who is planning fun filled acting workshops and creative theatre games to build confidence and performance skills in singing, dance, movement and acting.  This summer will be a fabulous experience for STAR actors onstage and their families and friends cheering them on in the audience.

Ages 7-17

If you are applying for a scholarship, please fill out the enrollment form.

STAR Video

Day Camp Enrollment Open Now!

STAR Video Kids will learn the basics of teledramatic pre-production, scriptwriting, production, post- production, editing and distribution of content they create for our digital world. The prefix "tele" is added to reference the fact that content created by writers today can be viewed live onstage or sent "at a distance", making the writer's creative work available to many audiences, any time and anywhere in the world.

Ages 8-16

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If you would like a scholarship to any of the programs above, please contact admin@starartseducation.org after completing the Scholarship Form!

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Apply to be a STAR Mentor

STAR Arts Interns work for STAR Gilroy's Summer Theatre Arts Day Camp have multiple roles and responsibilities as STAR Teaching Artists/ Unit Leaders/ and Stage Production staff. 
 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Embrace and embody the STAR Mission, Vision, and Core Values

  • Provide supervision and be responsible for the safety and well being of Star Kids at all times.

  • Completion of CPR Training is required and will be provided by STAR Arts.

  • Function as a mentor and role model to Star kids.

  • May be cast to perform in the summer musical.

  • Assist in all aspects of production as assigned by STAR Arts Administration.

Requirements:

  • Must have completed a STAR program (VAP, STAR Theatre program, workshops, etc.)

  • Must be between the ages of 14-17

  • Must have a letter of recommendation from a community member or a STAR Staff Member 

STAR has Launched
Oak Tree Garden for Summer '22!

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The cast and production staff for the Winter Showcase gathered under the Oak Tree to participate in a “Salutation to the Sun” and acknowledged the Popeloutchom (Amah Mutsun) as the indigenous tribe who provided stewardship of the land, we call Oak Tree Garden. 

STAR Arts welcomes STAR kids, families and friends to our new outdoor location, Oak Tree Garden. We are in the process of converting the area into a STAR rehearsal space for both theatre and video! We are currently under construction, but the space will be ready for STAR kids to enjoy for our summer programs!

STAR is grateful for the support of our STAR Arts Board, Advisory Board, and the STAR parents of our very first STAR cast who rehearsed at Oak Tree Garden. 

Land Acknowledgement

It is important to STAR that as we continue to learn and grow, so do our practices. As we expand into our new STAR property, Oak Tree Garden, it is important that we are knowledgeable of the history of the land on which we reside. 

Let's take a moment to acknowledge the land we are gathered on. For thousands of years, this land has been the home of Ohlone people, specifically the Popeloutchom (Amah Mutsun) Tribe. They are part of the Mutsun Nation, which at one time was comprised of some 22 Central Coast tribes.

 

The Popeloutchom people have remained committed to the stewardship of this land over many centuries. It has been cherished and protected, as elders have instructed the young through generations. We are honored and grateful to be here today on their traditional lands and will make it a priority to learn and teach the history of this land.