Spotlight Archive

Spotlight Magazine Archive
Complete Issues in PDF Format

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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
2017 May-June

Spotlight coverContents:  AACTFest 2017 (National Companies, Workshops, Design Competition & Exhibition, Youth Leadership Conference, and more); AACT Shaw Fest Adventure 2017; AACT's New Executive Director Quiana Clark-Roland; National Awards; How to Bridge the Gap Between Your Community & NYC; What's Trending: Producing New Works; Spotlight on Boards: "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (effective listening)

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2017 March-April

Spotlight coverContents:  AACTFest 2017; Community Theatre Management Conference; AACT TEAM Conference; AACT Shaw Fest Adventure 2017; How to Raise Funds for AACTFest Participation; AACT NewPlayFest; What's Trending: How to Attract a Younger Audience; Spotlight on Boards - Huh? (effective communication)

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2017 Jan-Feb

Spotlight coverContents:  AACTFest 2017; AACT NewPlayFest; Executive Director Announces Retiement; Putting It Together: 8 Tips for a Successful Musical; What's Trending: The Board's Role in Fundraising; AACT Corporate Partners; Boards in the Spotlight - The Top Ten Ways to Kill Off Board Members.

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2016 Nov-Dec

Spotlight coverContents:  AACT NewPlayFest; AACTFest 2017; AACT TEAM Conference; International Theatre Festivals; How to Avoid a Financial Shortfall; What's Trending: Surviving a Crunch; Spotlight on Boards: "The Play's the Thing!" (conflict-of-interest issues)

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2016 Sept-Oct

Spotlight coverContents:  AACT NewPlayFest; AACTFest 2017; AACT New York Adventure 2016; Making Your Website Better than Ever; What's Trending: Social Issues; Boards in the Spotlight - The Good, the Bad and the Best (board members and their responsibilities)

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2016 July-Aug

Spotlight coverContents:  AACT NewPlayFest: World premiere of Wash, Dry Fold; Call for reviewers; Producing theatres announced for 2018. Last Chance for AACT 2016 TEAM Conference; Five Reasons to Keep Your Website Up to Date; AACTFest 2017; What's Trending in Lighting; Spotlight on Boards: Turning Board Members into True Believers.

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2016 May-June

Spotlight coverContents:  AACT NewPlayFest World Premieres, 2016 TEAM Conference, How to Start a Special Needs Theatre Program, What's Trending: Boards, AACT National Awards, Spotlight On Boards: Give, Get or Get Off!

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2016 March-April

Spotlight coverContents: AACT Team Conference; AACT New York Adventure; AACT Turns 30; AACTFest 2017 in Rochester MN; AACT NewPlayFest; Hiring Your First Employee; Boards in the Spotlight - Growing Up and Liking It (the stages of a theatre's growth and development)

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2016 Jan-Feb

Spotlight coverContents:  AACT New York Adventure 2016; AACT Membership Benefits; AACTFest 2017 Headed to Rochester, MN; Keep Youth Involved in Community Theatre; Introducing AACT Elite Commercial Members; Directors and Officers Liability--Can We Afford Not to Have It?; Boards in the Spotlight: Can This Marriage be Saved? (if and when to fire someone)

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2015 Nov-Dec

Spotlight coverContents:  AACT New York Adventure 2016; AACT NewPlayFest 2016; Get Your Community Into Your Theatre; Theatre Trends - Budgets & Revenue; Artistic Directors Conferences Report; Boards in the Spotlight "Conflict: Opportunity or Threat?"

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