About Us

Mission Statement

Supporting the Arts in Relay (S.T.A.R., Ltd.) is a non-profit organization providing opportunities for creative growth, personal development, and leadership in the visual and performing arts for youth and young adults in the Baltimore-D.C. region.

Our History

STAR was founded in the summer of 2000 by community members in the Catonsville and Relay area, led by Gina Hrybyk.
In the summer of 2002, Rosie Hrybyk added a two-week drama workshop for elementary school students to the STAR program, to complete her Girl Scout Gold Award. Since then, STAR has expanded its reach into the local community by offering three separate summer workshops for ages 4 through young adult and hopes to continue its growth and offer more programs throughout the year.

Board

  • Jennifer Blades
  • : President
  • Chris Kabara
  • : Vice-President
  • Rosie Bacon
  • : Secretary
  • Susan LaCount
  • : Treasurer
  • Dan Goodrich
  • : Facilities
  • Emily Kuchinsky
  • : Membership
  • Lauren Lowell
  • : Social Media/Publicity
  • Kyle Bacon
  • : Grants
  • Joey Rolandelli
  • : Member-at-Large
  • Mike Juba
  • : Member-at-Large
  • Charlie Roberts
  • : Member-at-Large

Past Productions

2019

  • Cry-Baby
  • Captain Louie Jr.
  • Circus Circus

 

 

2018

  • Honeymoon in Vegas
  • Dear Edwina Jr.
  • 3 Piggy Opera

2017

  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • Into the Woods Jr.
  • Wackadoo Zoo

2016

  • Drowsy Chaperone
  • Seussical Jr.
  • Three of a Kind

2015

  • The Addams Family
  • Alice in Wonderland Jr.
  • Broadway Kids

 

2014

  • Honk!
  • Honk! Jr.
  • Broadway Kids
  • Spring Cabaret Night

2013

  • Little Women
  • Willy Wonka Jr.
  • Sing Me a Story

2012

  • Anything Goes
  • Little Mermaid Jr.
  • Go Fish
  • Rainbow Fish

2011

  • Into the Woods
  • Ever After
  • Character Matters
  • Fairy Tales!
  • 10th Anniversary Gala

2010

  • Urinetown
  • Captain Louie
  • Goin’ Buggy
  • Bugs
  • Community Choir & Acting Troop

2009

  • Seussical
  • Pippi Longstocking
  • Star Spangled Kids
  • To Bee or Not to Bee
  • One Acts
  • A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley

2008

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Lady Pirates of Captain Bree
  • Go Fish!
  • Comic Relief One Acts
  • A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley

 

2007

  • Honk!
  • Honk!
  • Wackadoo Zoo
  • Wish Upon a Star

2006

  • Peter Pan
  • Peter Pan
  • Goin’ Buggy
  • Hello Dolly
  • A Little Bit of Broadway

2005

  • The Pajama Game
  • Music Man Jr.

2004

  • Grease
  • Bye Bye Birdie
  • Tom Sawyer

2003

  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • Three by Seuss

2002

  • You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
  • Two and a Half Fairy Tales

2001

  • Alice in Wonderland

2000

  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Testimonials

“STAR has been an integral part of my life for the last seven years. STAR has not only helped me to grow as a performer but as a person as well. While performing with STAR, they instilled a passion for performing, knowledge of design, and unmatched care for others that I carry with me to this day. As an employee for STAR, I try to instill those same values in my staff and workshop participants. There is no other place like STAR in Catonsville, Maryland, or beyond. STAR is a beautiful family of which I am proud to be a part of.”

Charlie Roberts
STAR Kids Director and past YA Participant

“The STAR Ltd. program has provided my very different girls with gifts that are hard to put into words: confidence, inclusion, community, teamwork, patience, discovering talent, dealing with disappointment, along with the skills needed to become better musical actresses. I am forever grateful a friend recommended STAR to us seven years ago.”

Lori Hall O’Donnell
Educator and Parent of STAR Kids, Jr., and YA program participants

“STAR has been a part of my life for nearly 10 years now. Not only do the directors always work hard to put on an amazing show, but also they truly care for the cast. As STAR has grown, I feel like I have grown with it. The people I have met have become some of my closest friends and mentors. I recommend STAR to anyone who wants to gain valuable theatre experience while having an amazing summer.”

Lydia Newman
College student, and STAR Kids, Jr., and YA participant

“Our daughter absolutely loves STAR! She immediately felt like part of the group, and we have been thrilled with the friendships she has made! The shows are so entertaining, it’s hard to believe they do that in just 3 weeks!”

Kathy Meiller
co-owner of Narcissus Salon & mom of STAR Jr. participant

“STAR is like a second family to me. Everyone is supportive and caring of each other. The environment is great.”

Sean Davis
STAR Jr. and YA participant