Hennepin Theatre Trust COVID-19 Updates

Spotlight student and educator information

Online masterclasses

Spotlight Education Community Conversation – Educator Series: Tackling Racism in the Arts – On and Off the Stage

Part 2: Tackling Racism in Theatre Arts – On and Off the Stage

Date: Wednesday, August 5
Time: 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Location: Online, from the comfort of your home
Facilitators: Kelli Foster Warder, Andy Kust and C. Ryan Shipley (more)
Enroll: Complete the sign-up form to receive a link to participate. Signup closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4.

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This is part two of this two-part series. The discussion, topics, and resources for this session will be based on the conversation had during Part One on July 22, 2020. More information will be forthcoming following part one. Participants are encouraged to attend both sessions.

Spotlight Education Community Conversation – Educator Series: Navigating Theatre Arts and Distance Learning

Part 2: Navigating Theatre Arts and Distance Learning

Date: Thursday, August 6
Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Location: Online, from the comfort of your home
Facilitators: Spotlight Education
Enroll: Complete the sign-up form to receive a link to participate. Signup closes at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5.

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This is part two of this two-part series. The discussion, topics, and resources for this session will be based on the conversation had during Part One on July 23, 2020. More information will be forthcoming following part one. Participants are encouraged to attend both sessions.


Director resources

Director’s handbook (PDF) – The Spotlight Education 2019-2020 director’s handbook provides the most up-to-date information about Spotlight Education, including processes, fees, deadlines and key events occurring across the 2019-2020 season. The content is intended for theater directors and their creative teams at both current and prospective Spotlight schools.

Teacher speaking students gathered, standingSnipe image (JPG) – Acknowledge your school’s participation in Spotlight Education  in your production’s program.

General press release (DOCX) – A general information press release about Spotlight Education for your local media.

Honors press release (DOCX) – A template press release announcing your performance’s recognition from Spotlight Education.