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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
2023 Winter

Spotlight coverCONTENTS: Embracing Neurodiversity in "Mockingbird"; Ben Cameron Brings Star Power to AACTFest 2023; A Decade of World Premieres--NewPlayFest Turns 10; Become a NewPlayFest 2026 Producing Theatre; Advocacy Matters; Inclusivity in Theatre; Securing AACT’s Future; The AACT Advantage; National Award Nominations; World Theatre Day.


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2023 Fall

Spotlight coverIN THIS ISSUE: Ten Most-Produced Shows; The intertwined history of AACT and Iowa’s Des Moines Community Playhouse; the development of VROOM! Mobile Sensory Theatre; photos from AACTFest 2023 and AACT YouthFest National Companies; National Directors Conference; AACT NewPlayFest 2024; AACT Member Benefits; Spotlight Goes Quarterly; ASCAP/BMI.

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2023 July-Aug

AACTFest 2023 edition of Spotlight with full programThe official program of America's National Community Theatre Festival, held in Louisville, Kentucky, June 12-17, 2023.  Spotlight returns with the September-October issue.

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2023 May-June

Spotlight coverCONTENTS: AACTFest 2023; Community Theatre Management Conference (CTMC); Selecting Your Season; Friends We’ll Miss – Darlene DeLorenzo; Church Mutual Insurance; AACT Member Stories; AACT Silent Auction; Youth Theatre Conference; AACT 2023 Design Competition; AACTFest 2023 Workshops; World Theatre Day 2023.


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2023 March-April

Spotlight coverCONTENT: Countdown to AACTFest 2023; Youth Theatre Conference; Community Theatre ManagementConference (CTMC); YouthFest 2023 National Adjudicators; Adjudication Seminar; AACTFest 2023 in Louisville; Creating Ongoing Revenue;
AACT Board Nominations; Friends We’ll Miss – John Davis and Tom Booth; AACT Century Club; Spotlight Award.

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2023 Jan-Feb

Spotlight coverCONTENTS: AACTFest 2023, AACTFest 2023 National Adjudicators, YouthFest 2023, Youth Theatre Conference, Community Theatre Management Conference. NewPlayFest Openings, Storytelling Through Design, National Awards, Donate to the AACT Silent, Monologue Competition, Design Competition, Adjudication Seminar, Moving On to AACTFest 2023, New AACT Region Representative.

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2022 Nov-Dec

Spotlight coverCONTENTS: AACTFest 2023; AACTFest 2023 Silent Auction; Adjudication Seminar;  Fall Webinars; US Army IMCOM Europe Entertainment’s One-Act Festival and Youth Festival in Ansbach, Germany; 2023 AACT National Awards Nominations Due; Prescott Valley Performing Arts Opens New Theatre; AACT Salutes Veterans; Friends We'll Miss: Jim Carver.

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2022 Sept-Oct

Spotlight coverCONTENTS: aactWORLDFEST 2022, On the Road to AACTFest, AACTFest 2023, AACT NewPlayFest 2022 World Premieres, AACT Fall Webinars, Welcome to Your 2022-2023 AACT Membership, AACT 2023 Design Competition, AACTFest 2023 Region Performance Order, AACT Board/Annual Membership Meeting, AACT Years of Service Awards.

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2022 July-Aug

Spotlight coverCONTENTS: AACT NewPlayFest World Premiere, AACT NewPlayFest 2024 Producing Theatres, AACT Fall Education Events, Smart Set Design Saves Season, AACTFest 2023 Workshops Request for Proposals, AACT Board Members 2022-2023.

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2022 May-June

Spotlight coverCONTENTS: aactWORLDFEST 2022; CTMC 2022, Take the Plunge; TEAMS Conference 2022; AACT NewPlayFest World Premieres; AACT National Awards; Creating a Community of Volunteers; Join AACT Now.

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