Who are the Spotlight Players?
The Spotlight Players are a group or professionals and performing arts advocates dedicated to supporting Spotlight Acting School and its programs. Performing with the students in intergenerational shows to push them to the next level as performers, and performing without the students in professional productions aimed at raising funds through ticket sales to help support the school’s programs and financial aid offerings.
Is this a community theater group?
Yes, community members are welcomed to audition for each production and even petition for candidacy into the company.
How do I join the Players?
To become a candidate – Click Here
What is the time commitment to be in a production?
We try not to rehearse more than necessary. We never rehearse just because it is on the schedule. There is a purpose and goal to every rehearsal and only the cast needed for that rehearsal are required to attend. We never want to see someone just sitting for an entire rehearsal. your time is as important as ours is. You can estimate 10 hours a week for typical rehearsal weeks and as much as 20 hours for dress rehearsal/performance week. Rehearsal times can be drastically cut if the cast stays on task and comes prepared.
What is the time commitment to be a Player?
To maintain a basic Apprentice or Intern Membership you must commit to at least two shows a season and one of those shows must be an intergenerational show. If you are a member and are not cast in a role at auditions you may be offered a backstage or tech position to fulfill your second show requirement. Apprentice Members must also volunteer at least 10 hours a year for the Spotlight Acting School.
Do you have to be a Director Member to direct a play?
No. Any member may be chosen to direct a play. We especially encourage our Interns to direct plays.
How do you pick your plays?
We sometimes use a complicated algebraic trigonometry formula to
calculate the desires of the public based on the phases of the moon and the almanac, but most of the time we just see what’s going on around our area and what’s in a national revival. We always welcome suggestions.
Do you need tech/crew help?
Do Players get free tickets to see shows?
No, but volunteers do and to stay active as a member you are required to volunteer.
Are the Players a Not-for-Profit/Non-Profit/Tax Exempt group?
The charitable work we do is under Spotlight Performing Arts, Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit organization in the State of Kentucky. All donations are tax exempt.
Can I come see a rehearsal?
Only by invitation. Rehearsals are generally closed.