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Contents: 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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Contents: 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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Contents: 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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Contents: 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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Contents: 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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Contents: 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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Contents: 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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Contents: 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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Contents: 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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Contents: 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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