runs the group?
board of directors.
noticed that your plays are performed in a school building. Is S.T.A.R.
part of the school?
We enjoy a great working relationship with the leadership of Home School,
where we rent space, and also with Lyons Elementary District 103, of which
Home School is a part, but none of S.T.A.R.'s leaders or
are affiliated with the school or district.
types of plays do you usually produce?
tend to choose either well-known plays (often comedies or mysteries) or
those of respected authors. All our shows are suitable for general
happens to the money you make from your shows?
proud to say that we operate in the black with minimal outside support.
All monies left after expenses are deposited into our interest-bearing
bank account to finance future productions. S.T.A.R. is recognized
by the IRS as a nonprofit corporation. No
actor, or crew member receives a salary at this time. We do, however, pay a
nominal fee to experienced directors and musical accompanists as required.
never acted before, but I've always wanted to try it. Can I get involved
without any experience?
you feel comfortable in front of people, start by auditioning for a play
to see how you like it. Our auditions
are generally what's called "cold readings," which means you are
handed a script (or a few pages), given a few minutes to look it over with
the others with whom you'll be reading, then asked to go up on the stage
and read it aloud with feeling. If you're not cast, you might want to
offer to work behind
current play and plan to audition for the next one.
do you get cast in a play?
Open auditions are held
about two months before each production. No roles are pre-cast. Decisions
are made solely by the director of the particular play. Make sure you're
on our mailing
so you don't
not interested in being on stage. Are there other ways I can become
are many ways to participate. Click here
to read about some of them. Or feel free to email or call us anytime.
a person have to be a member of S.T.A.R. in order to participate?
has no members and therefore no membership requirement for participation.
a senior citizen on a fixed income, and I'd like to come to one of your
shows. Do you offer a senior discount?
sure do! Seniors (and students) enjoy a 10 percent discount at the
Just ask at the box office before any performance.
you have an email list I can join that announces upcoming productions and
you'd like to be informed via email of our upcoming productions twice a
year, please sign up for our mailing list and
include your email address.
tend to get hungry about halfway through a play. What should I do?
follow your nose to the goodies offered for nominal prices during