The Black Box by Spotlight Studio is an all-ages audio performance podcast produced by Spotlight Studio, a program from CEPA in Pell City, Ala. Its purpose is to provide new content creation and performance opportunities for St. Clair County residents.
The educational program provides opportunities in script writing, voice acting and editing to members of the Spotlight Drama Education and outreach Program, which assists in providing arts and cultural opportunities to the area.
Season 1 includes readings of classic stories, interviews with Spotlight Club members, and adaptations of scripts written and performed by local drama club participants. Season 1 authors include:
- Zoe Kay, PCHS Spotlight
- Breanna Epperson, PCHS Spotlight
- Lacey Pierson, Ethan Duke, Hannah Ciniglio, Ethan Jones, Makayla England, Tori Daniels, and Nicholas Fason, Saints in the Spotlight (SCCHS)
- Maeva Pope, Spotlight Kids
- Emma Gibson, PCHS Spotlight
Watch the Episodes Here or on Spotify or Apple Podcast!
Spotlight stays connected thanks to Hargray. It is supported by The City of Pell City, Pell City Schools, St. Clair County Schools, The Alabama State Council on the Arts, Trussel, Funderburg, Rea, Bell, and Furgerson, and Goodgame & Co. Further support through donations and endowments ensures the continuation of this vital program.
Members who would like to submit a script for consideration for The Black Box Season 2 can do so by emailing Spotlight Program Coordinator Shelby Maddox.