This is Part One!
We’re planning Spotlight Youth Theatre’s 2020-2021 Season in two parts, in order to adjust our schedules appropriately as we test new formats of theatre during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
We now gear performances for cast and community safety in various creative ways. We have more exciting original plays and small-cast dramas this season, and flexible formats. We’ll do outdoor shows, live events online, video streaming of shows, and some performances with small audiences physically distanced indoors. (We might even repeat some of these fun ways for enjoying theatre and music performances after the pandemic has passed.)
Among other events, Part Two of this season will include our Playfest show in April, when we’ve already slotted original one-act plays by winners of our competition last summer.
We may not like the restrictions that theatres everywhere now face, but we’ll find a lot to appreciate in the unusual experiences, heights of creativity, and all the great new stories ahead of us.
Oct. 30—Nov. 1: Creature or Creator: which one is the Monster? A new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Written by Bobby Sample. Directed by Kenny Grossman.Read more→
Nov. 20–22: Kids confront racism in this world-premiere drama for all ages. Written by Brianna Fallon and Abbey Yee. Directed by Brianna Fallon.Read more→
Dec. 4–6: Shakespeare has been found murdered, and most of his female lead characters have a motive! Written by Jim and Jane Jefferies. Directed by Cydney Trent.Read more→
Dec. 18–20: The Peanuts gang finds the true meaning of Christmas in this faithful adaptation of the classic holiday special, written by Charles Schulz and Eric Shaeffer. Directed by Sam Primack.Read more→
Dec. 21—Jan. 2: Kenny Grossman’s rock & roll version of “Cinderella” in a musical theatre camp! Directed by Heather Walker.Read more→
Jan. 29–31: Six stalls, a stressed out Stage Manager, a wacky director, actors wanting to unload, and unstable techies redefine “potty humor”! Written and directed by Kenny Grossman.Read more→