Jon-Paul Schaut


Artistic Director of Project Spotlight. Helped further social media standing by utilizing the company Facebook page more with close to 600 likes and also created an Instagram account. HootSuite Platform Certified. Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDs Ambassador. District 9 Thespians Scholarship winner. Florida Bright Futures Medallion Scholarship recipient. President’s Education Award.

Skills & Abilities

Organization. Team leadership. Strong written communication. Public speaking. Tech savvy. Social media knowledge. Memorization ability. Fast learner. Works well under pressure. Time management. Theatrical performance.


Artistic Director Project Spotlight

April 2016- Present

Understanding what would work best for target audiences through relatability to the public. Selecting playwrights, directors, venues, dates and times. Open communication between all departments of the theatre. Knowledge in performance techniques, directing techniques, and various aspects of technical theatre.

Entertainment Walt Disney World

MAY 2016- Present

Great nonverbal communication skills. Ability to work with and around diverse groups of people.

Student Leadership Liasion Florida State Thespians

2012- 2017

Helping the leadership team of the Florida State Thespian Festival, the largest high school theatre festival in the world. Duties include: registering over 500 troupes, vendors, and workshop presenters; setting up and taking down workshops/performances throughout three venues; answering questions; problem solving; contract knowledge.


The University of Central Florida, Orlando

B.A. Theatre Studies & B.A. Ad/PR

Have received multiple Dean’s List Awards. Courses include acting, voice, various dance classes, theatre history, directing, intro to advertising, intro to public relations, mass media research, mass media law, and public relations writing.


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