Developing Artists Series - June 24 - June 25, 2022

Spotlight Arts Collective

 Who's Who 

  • Kyna Simpson

    Director of Children's Programming

    Kyna is so excited to be part of the Spotlight experience!  Former SAC productions include 12 Angry Jurors, Mamma Mia!, All Together Now, Spotlight On: Sounds Of Summer and Teacher Spotlight. She has also performed with the Chicago Heights Drama Group and in Panto in England.  When she’s not performing, Kyna is busy promoting her tutoring/educational business, International Foundations, Inc. and helping her fellow veterans from VFW Post 311 in Richton Park.  A huge thank you to her family and friends for their constant love and support. She hopes everyone enjoys the show!

  • Caitlyn Palonis

    Director (ARF!)

    Caitlyn has been a part of Spotlight Arts Collective since the very beginning, and we are so happy she is directing our production of Arf! Cait directed last year's Young Actor's production of Annie jr., and has had many roles on and off stage in productions such as Awesome 80s Prom, Wizard of Oz, and Funeral for a Gangster.  Enjoy the show!

  • Amanda Mascarello

    Director (Moana jr.)

    Amanda has been directing over the last 8 years and performing for 20. Amanda has previously directed productions at LWC High School, Martino Jr. High and Spotlight. As much as Amanda enjoys stepping into directing positions, she also has a passion for performing. Recent credits: Dogfight (Rose), Little Shop of Horrors (Crystal), Urinetown (Hope).



It is the part of the continuing mission of Spotlight Arts Collective to give back to the community in which we are active.  These are some of the past beneficiaries of our productions


The American Heart Association
The Toybox @ Christ Hospital
The Damian Family
The New Lenox Public Library
American Cancer Society Relay for Life New Lenox
Beecher High School Theater Department
The Smith Family
Lincoln-Way High School Scholarships
The Cancer Support Center in honor of Team Ferrari
The Cuiching Family
The New Lenox Food Pantry
The Frankfort Food Pantry
Kevin Molloy, State Farm Agent, Food Drive
The Money Family
ALS Association in honor of Scott Eizenga

Daybreak Shelter of Joliet

The Cancer Support Center of Mokena


Today's performace benefits the Spotlight College Scholarship Fund.

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