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
2015 Sept-Oct

Spotlight coverContents:  National Community Theatre Directors Conference; AACT NewPlayFest 2016 - First production; AACT New York Adventure 2016; AACTFest 2015 Wrap-up; How to Start a New Theatre; Theatre Trends; Boards in the Spotlight: Who's Making Things Happen? (indentifying key characteristics of potential board members)

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2015 July-Aug

Spotlight coverContents:  AACT's New Website, AACTFest National Companies, NewPlayFest Winners for 2016, Keeping Your Audience Safe, AACTFest Hosts & Chairs, Theatre Trends, Spotlight on Boards: We Could All Die Laughing (planning a diversified season)

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2015 May-June

Spotlight coverContents:  AACTFest 2015 - There's Still Time to Register; AACTFest National Companies; Shakespeare for Kids; AACT National Awards; Theatre Trends - Senior Theatre; Boards in the Spotlight - Who Gets To Do What? (clarifying administrative and production responsibilities)

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2015 March-April

Spotlight coverContents:  AACTFest 2015--Experience Grand Rapids; Directors Talk to Playwrights; AACT Election; Theatre Trends; AACT Contributors; Boards in the Spotlight--What Do We Really Want? (consensus building)

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2015 Jan-Feb

Spotlight coverContents:  AACTFest 2015; AACT - The Connection Resource for America's Theatres; Current Theatre Trends; Auditioning - A Look from the Director's Chair; Elite Commercial Members; Spotlight on Boards: Whose Theatre is It, Anyway?  (where ownership and power reside)

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2014 Nov-Dec

Spotlight coverContents:  New AACT.org, Current Theatre Trends, AACT NewPlayFest, Passion for Performance, new 501(c)(3) Application, Spotlight on Boards: The Roles Board Members Play.    

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2014 Sept-Oct

Spotlight coverContents:  aactWorldFest 2014, AACT NewPlayFest, Designing a Perfect Season, MTI Joins AACTFest 2015 as Presenting Sponsor, Vereen Lifetime AACT Member, Boards in the Spotlight: "If I Only Had a (Whole) Brain" (why both right- and left-brain people are needed)

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2014 July-Aug

Spotlight coverContents:  Join In AACTFest 2015; Time to Enter Scripts for AACT NewPlayFest 2016; AACT NewPlayFest Premieres; Arts Advocacy Day; Directing: Blocking as a Visual Score; Boards in the Spotlight: "Raindrops keep Falling on My Head" (avoiding organizational collapse)

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2014 May-June

Spotlight coverContents:  Reviewers Needed for AACT NewPlayFest; AACT NewPlayFest Productions Continue with Premieres in California and Connecticut; aactWorldFest; Theatre Sound on a Shoestring Budget; AACT National Awards; Spotlight on Boards - My Kingdom for a Horse! (effective committees)

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2014 March-April

Spotlight coverContents:  AACT Conferences; aactWorldFest Update; AACTNewPlayFest Presents "The Seamstress;" Developing and Applauding Volunteers; New AACTFest 2015 Handbook; AACT Election Candidates; Spotlight on Boards: Ask Not for Whom the Bell Tolls (guiding, developing and coordinating the work of the board).

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