SOOP Theatre Company’s educational arm, known as SOOP Theatre Arts Repertory (STAR) was launched by Paul Romanello in 2008. Having moved to Pelham, NY with his family a few years prior, Paul was inspired to start STAR by the regular inquiries he received from parents looking for local theatre opportunities for their children. Paul realized that, given Pelham’s proximity to New York, his continuing connections in the industry and an excellent (and available) theatre at The Manor Club, he had all the right ingredients to create a unique theatre program for children – one that helped them build confidence and discipline while also providing a fully supported theatrical experience. Starting off with just one small acting class, STAR has evolved into a full set of educational performing arts programs for children of all ages. We encourage you to browse through our programs and register today.