2013-2014 Education Opportunities

At QCT, classes are always taught by trained theatre professionals! All classes, unless otherwise noted, will be taught by Director of Education Brandon Thomsen. Students will find it beneficial to repeat classes as the material worked reflects the student’s experience level and abilities.

Limited scholarships are available.

**CORE CLASS: Students must have participated in a core class in order to register for Level 2 classes.



not meIt’s Not Me; It’s YOU

Grades 9-12
Saturday, May 10
|  1 session
11:00 AM-2:00 PM

Take the pressure off of yourself and put it on the other person.  Every character in a story wants something, and usually it’s the other person on stage with you who can help you or hinder you.  In this acting class for adults, students will “get up on their feet” and work on a scene and learn how to put the focus on their acting partners by playing objectives and fighting through obstacles.

Tuition: $30 | REGISTER

Les MiserablesLes Misérables FREE Auditioning Workshop for Adults

Ages 18-Up
Saturday, May 17  |  1 session
10:00 AM-1:00 PM
DEADLINE TO ENROLL: Wednesday, May 14

Director Brandon Thomsen and members of the Les Misérables production team will give you the inside scoop on this incredibly moving, intensely beautiful, and quite challenging musical.  Find out more about the show itself, the production team’s approach to the show and exactly what they will be looking for from potential cast members at auditions.  All willing participants may take a practice run at their audition song and gain valuable insight from the production team. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.



Grade listings to summer classes refer to the grade the student will be entering
in Fall 2014.

creativce dynamicsJWCC Children’s College:
Creative Dynamics

Grades TBA
Dates: TBA
Times: TBA

Students learn the fundamentals of acting in a fun, supportive and creative atmosphere. Through theatre games and improvisation, students concentrate on the basics of acting: the who, where, why and how. Students will then apply these concepts to basic scene work. Register with John Wood CC.

Tuition: $75 | REGISTER

bootcampTriple Threat Boot Camp

Grades 5-College
Monday-Saturday, August 4-9 | 6 sessions
8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Tuition: $150

Instructors: TBA
Parent/Student Orientation Meeting: Friday, August 1 | 5:30 PM

The Triple Threat Boot Camp, established in 2008, is intended for the serious performer. This intense workshop focuses on instruction in the musical theatre disciplines: singing, dancing, and acting. For the six-day camp, the students are divided into age-appropriate levels. The morning consists of specific training in the various areas; in the afternoon, students implement the skills learned during the day in a rehearsal setting for the end-of-camp presentation to be attended by family and friends. This showcase is a Broadway-style revue, consisting of musical numbers and scenes. Even the most experienced performer will find this camp to be invaluable! Tuition includes a T-shirt and two complimentary tickets to the showcase.

For the students—Please hand-write us a letter, explaining why you would enjoy being a part of the Triple Threat Boot Camp. Please be as specific as you can—don’t hesitate to give examples of why you enjoy performing, and perhaps include some past experiences you’ve had with acting, singing, or dance. The registration form must be accompanied by this letter.

For students new to QCT, please include the contact info of a non-relative to serve as a reference.

Submission of the registration form and letter does not automatically guarantee a place for the student in the camp. Do not include payment with the registration form. Families will be contacted by Friday, June 20 as to whether or not the child has been accepted into the camp. Payment is due upon the student’s acceptance into the camp, no later than Friday, July 18. All students accepted into the camp are required to attend the orientation meeting with at least one parent on Friday, August 1, at 5:30pm.


Acting Art ClassDrama and Art Dynamic Duo

Grades 1-4
Monday-Friday, June 9-13  |  5 sessions
1:00-3:00 PM
Co-Instructors: Brandon Thomsen (QCT) and Stephanie Javaux (Quincy Art Center)

“The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life.” – Quincy Community Theatre and the Quincy Art Center are joining forces once again on this art and theatre class.  Students will bring to life classic fables and fairy tales by creating scenery and props at the Art Center and using them in acting out the stories for their families at Quincy Community Theatre.  A short informal performance will be offered for families on June 13th at 2:30 p.m.

Class meetings on June 9, 10 and 11 are at the Art Center and June 12 and 13 meetings are at the Community Theatre.  Register with the Quincy Art Center or Quincy Community Theatre.

Tuition: $100 | REGISTER

Imaginary CircumstancesLiving Truthfully under Imaginary Circumstances

Grades 9-College
Monday-Thursday, June 16-19  | 4 sessions
4:30-5:30 PM

The great acting teacher Sanford Meisner said that acting is “living truthfully under imaginary circumstances.” Students will explore this philosophy with daily exercises designed to strip away masks in an effort to reveal the character already inside the actor.

Tuition: $50 | REGISTER


Grades 9-College
Wednesdays, June 18-July 9  | 4 sessions
10:00-11:30 AM

Students will track a character’s journey through a monologue and learn to articulate the essential elements of a character’s wants, problems and relationships.

Tuition: $60 | REGISTER

Diary of a Wimpy KidDiary of a Wimpy Kid Acting Class

Grades 4-6
Monday-Thursday, June 23-26  | 4 sessions
12:00-1:00 PM

Students learn how to create characters from the ground up by using and developing their own unique vocal and physical skills. Basic theatre and acting terminology are woven throughout the class as students re-enact and reinvent Jeff Kinney’s award-winning books. Actors will also work together to tell their own school story, inspired by the honesty, humor, and characters of the Diary.

Tuition: $50 | REGISTER

Actors ToolboxThe Actor’s Toolbox

Grades 7-9
Monday-Thursday, June 23-26  | 4 sessions
4:30-5:30 PM

What skills would an actor want to keep with him/her at all times? In this smorgasbord class, students will get a taste of character creation, script analysis, improv, and audition techniques. Students will learn to identify the tricks of the trade and the qualities desirable in all actors.

Tuition: $50 | REGISTER

Pete the CatLet’s Act! Pete the Cat!

Grades K-3
Monday-Thursday, June 30-July 3  | 4 sessions
12:00-12:45 PM

Students will learn to explore their imaginations and the world of theatre while acting out the hilarious stories of Pete the Cat.

Tuition: $50 | REGISTER

ImprovNo Fear Improv

Grades 9-College
Monday-Thursday, June 30-July 3  | 4 sessions
4:30-5:30 PM

Give your imagination a blast of spontaneity! Students will learn that there is nothing to fear – only fun to be had – in the world of improvisation. Through the use of specific techniques, games and exercises, students gain confidence while acquiring the fundamental skills that allow them to create scenes and stories using nothing but their imaginations and each other – all completely on-the-spot.

Tuition: $50 | REGISTER

stealing the sceneStealing the Scene

Grades 7-9
Monday-Thursday, July 7-10  | 4 sessions
12:00-1:00 PM

Students will develop their acting skills by “getting up on their feet.”  Throughout the week, students will work on an assigned scene.  Though not required, students are strongly encouraged to participate in The Actor’s Toolbox before enrolling in this class.

Tuition: $50 | REGISTER

actor in houseIs There an Actor in the House?

Grades 4-6
Monday-Thursday, July 7-10  | 4 sessions
4:30-5:30 PM

Students learn the fundamentals of acting in a fun, supportive and creative atmosphere. Through theatre games and improvisation, students concentrate on the basics of acting: the who, where, why and how. Students will then apply these concepts to a short scene.

Tuition: $50 | REGISTER

showtimeIt’s Showtime!

Grades K-3
Monday-Friday, July 21-25  | 5 sessions
4:30-5:45 PM

Students will participate in games and exercises to develop their theatre skills, while also putting together a short play.  This fun and exciting class culminates with an informal performance for family members in the rehearsal hall on Friday, July 25 at 5:30pm.

Tuition: $70 | REGISTER

Les MiserablesJean Valjean Guest Artist Master Class

Date: TBA  | 1 session
Time: TBA

Quincy Community Theatre is pleased to host a guest artist this summer to play the pivotal role of Jean Valjean in its summer musical Les Misérables. This professional performer will share his experiences and education with our students in a classroom setting.