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.
STAR was founded in the summer of 2000 by community members in the Catonsville and Relay area, led by Gina and Bill 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.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
“STAR is like a second family to me. Everyone is supportive and caring of each other. The environment is great.”