The Broadview Heights Spotlights is a community consisting of volunteers in collaboration with professional theater artists dedicated to defying the cliché connotations of “community theater” by offering high-quality, unique experiences to the greater Northeastern Ohio region. We transcend the temporary nature of the typical theater experience. (adopted January 2018)
The Broadview Heights Spotlights strives to be a fully-engaged community of connected stakeholders that presents an ever-expanding artistic perspective and believes that theater is a meaningful part of life. (adopted January 2018)
We are only limited by the boundaries of our creativity, skills, and passion. By applying high standards and inventive techniques, we encourage experimentation and exceed perceived possibilities.
Developing strong relationships with our volunteers, audience members, theater artists, other arts organizations, and the City of Broadview Heights is mutually beneficial to all parties. By respecting the idea that all voices and perspectives have merit, we build a network and partnership where all participants have ownership.
Creating an ever-increasing sense of belonging is key to our mission. While our community includes the Spotlights’ leadership, volunteers, and audience members, theater is an essential component within the surrounding community that it serves.
Producing within our means is necessary for growth. By setting clear goals and identifying and implementing additional streams of revenue, we apply ethical standards and stewardship to improve our community and ensure our own solvency, sustainability, and longevity.
Our purpose is defined by the diverse needs of our community. By welcoming and creating opportunities for members that have varying abilities, talents, training, interests, and skill levels, we meet our volunteers where they are and guide their improvement, regardless of their race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, or citizenship.
Bold approaches to challenges create unique opportunities for growth. By facilitating enlightening experiences, continually evaluating our processes, and encouraging ongoing learning, we evolve to meet the needs of our community.
Establishing clear expectations provides a consistent and positive process for our volunteers and an incomparable product for our patrons. By identifying, setting, and implementing high standards, we facilitate an environment in which both the organization and its individual members grow.
Diversification of programming strengthens our community. By developing and providing one-of-a-kind experiences on and off stage, we offer an ever-expanding range of opportunities to engage current theatergoers and cultivate future generations.