Spotlight Players Membership Information

  1. Joining
  2. Mission: To support 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.
  3. Levels of MembershipCandidate – Aspirant – Apprentice – Intern – Master – DirectorCandidate – Candidates are eligible for Apprentice membership or may simply stay a guest performer if not interested in maintaining an active status.Aspirant – An aspirant is a Spotlight Acting School student age 18 or younger that has shown exceptional skill in acting and has been invited to perform in a Players Production. All roles for young performers are by invitation only and must be active members of the Spotlight Acting School.

    Apprentice – An Apprentice is a member age 18 or older that has been accepted into the company.

    Intern – An Intern is a college student, age 18 to 25, that is currently enrolled as a performing arts, or related major/minor. Interns are eligible for specific honors, annual scholarships and community service hours.

    Master – A Master is a full member of the Players that is at least 21 years old, has successfully passed a jury and stayed active.

    Director – Assists the Executive Director with picking scripts/productions, scheduling, casting and selecting Master members.

  4. Requirements of Participation
    Candidate – Be cast and perform in a Player’s productionAspirant – Age 18 or younger and show exceptional skill in acting. All roles for young performers are by invitation only and must be active members of the Spotlight Acting School.Apprentice – Perform in at least two productions per season. One of the productions must be an intergenerational fundraiser show. If the member is not cast in a role, a backstage or technical position may be assigned to fulfill the second show requirement. Must volunteer at least 10 hours per season.

    Intern – Perform in at least two productions per season. One of the productions must be an intergenerational fundraiser show. If the member is not cast in a role a backstage or technical position may be assigned to fulfill the second show requirement. Must volunteer at least 20 hours per season. Must student teach 2 hours of class sessions per season (1/2 hour each session, Can be achieved in a single day)

    Master – Perform in at least four productions per season. One of the productions must be an intergenerational fundraiser show. If the member is not cast in a role a backstage or technical position may be assigned to fulfill the other show requirements. Must volunteer at least 30 hours per season. Must work at least one event or festival per season in addition to volunteering.

    Director – Perform in at least four productions per season. One of the productions must be an intergenerational fundraiser show. If the member is not cast in a role a backstage or technical position may be assigned to fulfill the other show requirements. Must volunteer at least 40 hours per season. Must work at least one event or festival per season in addition to volunteering. Must serve on the jury committee and the awards committee.

  5. AdvancementCandidate – Once cast in a show an actor will be asked if he/she wishes to be a candidate for membership. After declaring candidacy the candidate will be in a constant jury for the entire production. Attendance, preparedness, conduct, demeanor, and skill will all be watched and documented. At the end of the production, the candidate will be given an interview where he/she will be accepted as a candidate or given an explanation of what area(s) we feel need to be worked on. All candidates will be given the opportunity to dispute or explain any issues.Aspirant – At age 19 all Aspirants currently enrolled will be converted to Interns or Apprentices depending on their college enrollment status.

    Apprentice – An Apprentice is eligible and may request a jury for Master status after completing one full season as an active member. The jury process is an interview where the Apprentice is expected to answer questions, identify weaknesses and strengths, share ideas and perform a monologue.

    Intern – After Graduation an Intern with a Theater Major or Minor will be elevated to Master status, so long as they have remained active. Other Interns will be converted to Apprentice Status and may request a jury for Master status after completing one full season as an active Apprentice.

    Master – A Master must stay active and be a constant and positive force for the company before being appointed to Director status.