Successful Broadway actress Laura Osnes returns to Hennepin Theatre Trust’s SpotLight Musical Theatre Program because she knows how important mentoring was for her. She wants students to know that each member—not just the star—is essential to a successful theater production.

Either write about a time when you benefited from a mentor, or a time when you could have used a mentor. What is the value of having someone support you in this way?

For the Triple Threat Award, SpotLight Program Manager Whitney Rhodes says they look for TLC—Talent, Leadership and Community.

Identify a skill you have, for example playing a sport, public speaking or taking photographs. Come up with five ways you can become a “triple threat” and imbue that skill with leadership and community in addition to your talent.