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Both current and back issues of the AACT Spotlight magazine are available as PDF files, which are readable by most web browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Edge, etc. If your browser does not have the Acrobat or Acrobat Reader plug-in, you may download Acrobat Reader free from Adobe's website.

Year Issue Feature Articles PDF File
2021 Nov-Dec

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CONTENTS: AACT NewPlayFest World Premiere; Become an AACT NewPlayFest Producing Theatre; The Theatre Community of Community Theatre; Educational Conferences 2022; aactWORLDFEST 2022; A Dynamic Duo Retires; AACT Corporate Partners; Monaco International Festival; National Award Nominations.


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2021 Sept-Oct

Spotlight coverCONTENTS: Virtual AACTFest 2021 (Festival Overview, National Companies, Rob McCLure Keynote Address, Festival Awards, Design Competition); Jeff Calhoun Awarded Lifetime Membership; Fall Webinar Series; COVID Safety Webinars; National Directors Conference 2021.

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2021 July-Aug

Spotlight coverCONTENTS: Virtual AACTFest 2021; Youth Virtual Conference 2021, July 12-16; AACT NewPlayFest 2022 Winning Plays; National Managing Directors Conference 2021; Join/Renew AACT; AACT National Awards; Make Your Re-opening a Grand Opening!

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2021 May-June

Spotlight coverCONTENTS: Virtual AACTFest 2021 (complete schedule & information); AACT National Awards, Youth Virtual Conference 2021, AACTFest 2023 Location, 2021-22 Membership Fees, AACT Corporate Partners.

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2021 March-April

Spotlight coverCONTENTS: Virtual AACTFest 2021; AACT 2021 Design Competition: Best of the Decade; AACT Adjudication Seminar 2021; AACT Virtual Youth Theatre Conference 2021; 2021 Community Theatre Management Conference; Getting the Most from a Virtual Conference. 

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2021 Jan-Feb

Spotlight coverCONTENTS: AACTFest 2021 Goes Virtual; YouthFest 2021/AACT Youth Theatre Conference; 2021 Community Theatre Management Conference; AACT Adjudication Seminar 2021; Lessons Learned After Livestreaming; Overcoming the Great Unknown (for playwrights).

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2020 Nov-Dec

Spotlight coverCONTENTS: Insights from "Fostering Inclusive Theatre"; National Awards Nominations; TANYS Festival Goes Virtual; AACTFest 2021 in Louisville; National Awards Nominations; AACT NewPlayFest 2020; Fall Webinar Series; Pandemic Insurance Update - Can Loss of Income Be Covered?

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2020 Sept-Oct

Spotlight coverCONTENTS: Theatre Tulsa Takes the Reins; Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Driveway Cabaret; AACTFest 2021 in Louisville; AACT NewPlayFest 2022 Producing Theatres; Join or Renew Your AACT Membership; AACT Legacy Society.

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2020 July-Aug

Spotlight coverCONTENTS: AACTFest 2021 in Louisville; COVID-19 Resources; AACT Webinars; Fundraising...Now? Yes!; 4 Tips Before You Stream;Join AACT Now--Monthly payment plans are available.

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2020 May-June

Spotlight coverCONTENTS: Meeting the Challenge of COVID-19; AACTFest 2021 and AACT YouthFest 2021; AACT NewPlayFest 2020 World Premieres; Partners in Theatre: A Success Story; Unconventional Performance Space: 5 Actors and a Space Scientist Walk into a Planetarium…

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