Bob Streit is an actor, screenwriter and musician based in southern Illinois. In 2007 he wrote the screenplay for Under These Same Stars- the Céladon Affair, an independent feature film from Céladon Films, LLC. In 2008 he portrayed Lt. Juan Oliver in Under These Same Stars and contributed 3 songs to the film’s soundtrack. As an Associate Producer on the project he has helped procure and promote successful screenings in multiple cities including a sold-out presentation in St. Louis at the Missouri History Museum. Streit continues to facilitate film fest submissions and regional screenings of the film.
Currently, Mr. Streit is Directing a documentary, Confidence Man-- the Hugh DeNeal Story, with a planned 2011 release. Confidence Man, traces the career of singer-songwriter Hugh DeNeal and his band the Woodbox Gang (Alternative Tentacles Records). Its a cautionary tale about how playing dark Bluegrass, hosting High Yield Investment Programs on-line, and touring with a mortgage to pay can land you in Leavenworth Prison.
Mr. Streit has over 20 years of theater and film writing and acting experience. Past projects include the films Inside the Playwright's Head, The Show, and This Prison; his 1-man shows The Bitter with the Sweet, Hollerin’ Down the Holler, and From Here to There; and his children's’ plays Walk in my Shoes, Talk in my Tongue and How Jimmie Ray Became the Tugboat Captain Down in the River Valley Town.
Ever productive, Mr. Streit still finds time to work on the script Fr. Thomas, American Outlaw; write and record songs for the CD For Pete’s Sake, a tribute to the life and legacy of Pete Scott MacGregor; read for film roles; and raise a family. In Under These Same Stars his lovely wife Kathy can be seen dancing in the party scene, while daughter, Twyla, plays the fiddle. His son, Gabriel, graces the film as well, portraying the Irish lad, Laurens Peterson.
Robert G. Streit, Jr., M.A.A.T.
actor, writer, musician
Weight: 160 lbs.
Eyes: Green/ Brown
|Under These Same Stars||Co-Star & Screenwriter||Céladon Films, LLC|
|The Bitter with the Sweet||Lead & Screenwriter||Dan Johnson Films|
|Inside the Playwright's Head||Lead||Dan Johnson Films|
|The Show||Co-Star||Juraj Bohus, Dir.|
|This Prison||Co-Star||Farshad Aminian, Dir.|
|THEATER (partial list)|
|Lady From the Sea||Lead||SIU Theater Dept., Carbondale, IL|
|Hollerin’ Down the Holler||Lead & Script writer||Liberty Theater, Murphysboro, IL|
|From Here to There||Lead & Script writer||GreyLight Theater, Murphysboro, IL|
|Tugboat Captain||Lead & Script writer||GreyLight Theater, Murphysboro, IL|
|Walk in my Shoes, Talk in my Tongue||Lead & Co-script writer||GreyLight Theater, Murphysboro, IL|
|Flaminia’s Wedding||Lead & Co-script writer||GreyLight Theater, Murphysboro, IL|
|Ex Libris||Lead & Co-script writer||GreyLight Theater, Murphysboro, IL|
|Twisted Dickens III:||Lead & Co-script writer||GreyLight Theater, Murphysboro, IL|
|Archipelagoes||Lead||GreyLight Theater, Murphysboro, IL|
|Hollerin’ Down the Holler||Lead & Script writer||WDBX 91.1 FM Carbondale, IL|
|The HouseRocker Gets Gone||Lead & Script writer||WDBX 91.1 FM, Carbondale, IL|
|The Lion in Winter||Producer||WDBX 91.1 FM, Carbondale, IL|
|COMMERCIAL RADIO CAMPAIGNS (partial list)|
|Could You Deliver the SI?||Writer & Voice Artist||Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, IL|
|Out Front||Writer & Voice Artist||Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, IL|
|WDBX Promotion||Writer & Voice Artist||WDBX FM 91.1, Carbondale, IL|
|FILM & MUSICAL WORKS IN PROGRESS|
|Confidence Man (Documentary)||Director||American Outback Prod., Carbondale, IL|
|Fr. Thomas, American Outlaw||Lead & Screenwriter||American Outback Prod., Carbondale, IL|
|For Pete’s Sake (CD)||Singer-Songwriter||American Outback Prod., Carbondale, IL|
|New Tuners Musical Theater Workshop||Librettist & Lyricist||New Tuners Theater, Chicago, IL|
|Master of Arts in Art Therapy||School of the Art Institute of Chicago|
|Bachelor of Arts in English Literature||University of Notre Dame,
Notre Dame, IN
|Character driven improv, dialects (Spanish, English, Irish, Austrian, Russian, French, East Indian, Yiddish, & Regional American accents), snow skiing, soccer, volleyball, tennis, cycling.|
|State of the Arts||Featured Filmmaker||HECTV, St. Louis, MO|
|National Residency Program||Librettist/ Lyricist||New Music Theater Ensemble,
St. Paul, MN
|Arts Across Illinois||Featured Performer||WTTW Ch.11, Chicago, IL|