Congratulations to Starlight’s Alumni Bobby Harvey, featured as a stunt man in Sandra Bullock’s new movie The Heat!!

Check out Bobby’s list of movies and tv shows

Starlight congratulates alumni Dan Robert for winning the Rod Parker Playwriting Fellowship Award at Emerson for his play Catatonia, which was produced in Boston:

“Without Starlight my life would simply be unrecognizable. For more than six years it was Cindy and the Starlight family who endowed me with a strong and vibrant sense of self through the exploration of theater. This sense of self-worth and an early exposure to the the transformative magic of story telling has empowered me to pursue a life in the performing arts. There is no safer place to begin as a young artist than under the careful, wise, and supportive eye of Cindy Strycharz – who has become a life-long mentor and friend. I credit Starlight not only with helping me develop the tools that have brought me great successes as an actor, director, writer and teacher; but with the tools that I use in my day to day life as a problem-solver, a leader, a student and a friend. There is no greater gift as a child than the gift of being heard, and through story, play, and ownership Starlight gave me voice.”  -Dan Robert, March 2013

Dan Robert is a graduate of Pioneer Valley Performing Arts High School and Emerson College in Boston where he was a Theatre Studies major. He has acted professionally with the Majestic Theater, Pauline Productions, Pioneer Valley Summer Theatre and with Music Theatre International / Disney in NYC – an opportunity he was given through Starlight. His original play Mayflower Plantation, co-written with Lisha Brooks, was produced professionally with Pauline Productions and his new play, Catatonia, recently won the Special Commendation for the Betsy Carpenter Award at Emerson College. At Emerson he has collaboratively devised and acted in numerous productions including, most recently, Angels in America (Louis). At Emerson he also directs for Mercutio Troupe, an EVVY award winning student-run repertory theatre company for which he served as Co-President. He has worked for ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage in the office for production and development.  He has taught with Teatro Vida of Springfield and for the Hampshire Shakespeare summer workshops at the Williston School. He participated in Emerson’s prestigious Los Angeles program focusing on West-Coast regional theatre as well as acting for film and television.