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Classes and Workshops

Students – children and adults alike – come through our doors with their own reasons for attending an acting class. Some want to enhance their acting training and technique, some want to gain confidence in their skills, some want to meet people with similar interests, some just want to try something new.

No matter the reason, students of all ages and experience levels are welcome at QCT. Here they will find classes taught by trained theatre professionals, as well as a safe space to explore and deepen their understanding of the performing arts.

Summer 2017

All grade levels reflect the grade students will enter in Fall 2017.

 

Pre-K | Grades 1-3 | Grades 4-6 | Grades 7-9 | Grades 10-12 | Adults | Special Courses | Musical Theatre Camps

I understand that by registering myself or my child for class, I grant full permission to Quincy Community Theatre to either use my or my child’s photograph, name, and/or likeness in any publication or advertising materials (printed and electronic, including, but not limited to, brochures, Facebook, www.1qct.org, etc.). I also waive all rights of privacy or compensation to which I may have in connection with the use of my or my child’s photograph, name, and/or likeness. If I do not give consent, I will submit notice in writing to the Box Office before the first class.

Pre-K

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Rising Stars

SESSION A: July 11 • 10-11 AM
SESSION B: July 12 • 10-11 AM
SESSION C: July 13 • 10-11 AM
Instructor: Kelsey Celek

For children ages 3-5 who have not yet entered kindergarten.

Registration Deadline: July 3

Introduce your little actor or actress to the spotlight. Rising Stars is a one day, first-time experience for little ones to be introduced to the performing arts through stories, games, and songs.

Tuition: $7 or 2 Volunteer Punches

Grades 1-3

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Zootopia

June 26-30 • 9 AM-12 PM
5 Sessions
Instructor: Kelsey Celek

Registration Deadline: June 19

Help Officer Judy Hopps investigate the world of theatre! Taking clues from the hit family film, we will prove ourselves onstage as we create exciting new stories in the mammal metropolis of Zootopia. This action-packed class is fun for all species!

Tuition: $99 or 30 Volunteer Punches

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Down on the Funny Farm

June 26-30 • 1-4 PM
5 Sessions
Instructor: Shelby Rees

Registration Deadline: June 19

Moo! Oink! Cheep! Channel your favorite animal and head down to the funny farm! With our mixed-up barnyard pals from the popular book as inspiration, we will stretch our imaginations and learn to use our bodies, voices, and imaginations as storytelling tools.

Tuition: $99 or 30 Volunteer Punches

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Trolls

July 24-28 • 9 AM-12 PM
5 Sessions
Instructor: Kelsey Celek

Registration Deadline: July 17

Discover the power of your voice with a little help from Poppy and Branch. This troll-tastic adventure will introduce students to the world of musical theatre as they fight the Bergens and learn how to tell a story with a troll’s greatest tools: song and dance.

Tuition: $99 or 30 Volunteer Punches

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Oh! The Thinks You Can Think!

July 31-August 4 • 1-4 PM
5 Sessions
Instructor: Shelby Rees

Registration Deadline: July 24

Embrace your wild, wonderful, wacky you! Together, we will plunge into the world of Dr. Seuss to expand our colorful horizons and learn all about our most important actor tool: our imaginations.

Tuition: $99 or 30 Volunteer Punches

Grades 4-6

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The Wonderful World of Roald Dahl

June 26-30 • 9 AM-12 PM
5 Sessions
Instructor: Shelby Rees

Registration Deadline: June 19

Transport yourself to the mythical, magical universe of Roald Dahl. From giant peaches to chocolate factories to big friendly giants, we’ll use his many stories—along with theatrical jobs such as playwriting, scenic design, and costume design—to discover the power of our own imaginations.

Tuition: $99 or 30 Volunteer Punches

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Moana

July 10-14 • 1-4 PM
5 Sessions
Instructor: Kelsey Celek

Registration Deadline: July 3

Sail across the horizon as you discover who you are onstage. Navigating our way with help from the characters of Moana, we’ll learn how to hone our actor tools to become master wayfinders of the performing arts.

Tuition: $99 or 30 Volunteer Punches

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A Series of Unfortunate Events

July 31-August 4 • 9 AM-12 PM
5 Sessions
Instructor: Kelsey Celek

Registration Deadline: July 24

Demystify the stage with a little help from Count Olaf’s acting troupe. We will dive deep into this unfortunate series to discover how actors can change their body and voice to give believable performances while becoming many different characters.

Tuition: $99 or 30 Volunteer Punches

Grades 7-9

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Script Analysis

July 24-28 • 1-4 PM
5 Sessions
Instructor: Kelsey Celek

Registration Deadline: July 17

You’ve just been cast in a play…now what? A script is one of the most important tools an actor uses. This class will explore how to break down a script to glean vital character information—and how to use that information—when creating your character.

Tuition: $99 or 30 Volunteer Punches

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The Physical Actor

July 31-August 4 • 1-4 PM
5 Sessions
Instructor: Kelsey Celek

Registration Deadline: July 24

To be bold, you have to go big. Acting requires bold choices and very intentional physicality. Set your next performance apart by exploring the advanced movement techniques every actor should know.

Tuition: $99 or 30 Volunteer Punches

Grades 10-12

10 Monologue Prep

Monologue Prep

July 5-7 • 1-4 PM
3 Sessions
Instructor: Kelsey Celek

Registration Deadline: June 26

How do you get into the college program of your dreams? Do the prep work. Get a jump on your monologue—the most important aspect of your college audition—with help from a professional actor. Together we will learn how to choose strong pieces, reinforce good audition techniques, and effectively articulate the essential elements of a character’s wants, problems, and relationships.

Tuition: $60 or 18 Volunteer Punches

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No Fear Shakespeare

July 10-14 • 1-4 PM
5 Sessions
Instructor: Shelby Rees

Registration Deadline: July 3

Raw. Powerful. Daring. Shakespeare’s skill with a quill is undeniable. Learn how to bring his greatest works to modern audiences in an accessible way as we build the skills needed to comprehend his vernacular and translate the Bard into today’s language.

Tuition: $99 or 30 Volunteer Punches

Adults (Ages 18+)

Interested high school students may apply to adult courses with permission from the instructor.

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Play of the Week Club: Musicals by Stephen Sondheim

Thursdays: June 29-August 3 • 6-7 PM
6 Sessions
Instructor: Kelsey Celek

Registration Deadline: June 19

Composer. Lyricist. Genius. Attend a class dedicated to the works of an American musical theatre great: Stephen Sondheim. In each session, we will read and discuss a different work by this prolific artist—including COMPANY, ASSASSINS, and more. Appropriate for newcomers and seasoned theatregoers alike!

Tuition: $40 or 12 Volunteer Punches

Special Courses

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Time Travel
(Ages 8-12 on the autism spectrum)

July 5-7 • 10-11 AM
3 Sessions
Instructors: Kelsey Celek & Meredith Becks

Registration Deadline: June 26

Go on a timey-wimey adventure into the world of theatre! Students ages 8-12 on the autism spectrum* will go on an imaginative journey through time and space to learn public speaking, eye contact, and other important skills. This specially-designed class is a great way for your student to make new friends and explore the arts!

*Note: Students on the autism spectrum are welcome in all QCT classes!

Tuition: $20 or  6 Volunteer Punches

Star Wars Jedi Academy

Star Wars: Jedi Academy
(Grades 1-5)

July 17-21 • 9 AM-12 PM
5 Sessions
Instructors: Kelsey Celek & Shelby Rees

Registration Deadline: July 10

The force is strong with this class! Students will hone their powers of body, voice, and imagination using the Star Wars saga as inspiration. Together we’ll explore the world of theatre, build our own characters, and tell new intergalactic stories.

Tuition: $99 or  30 Volunteer Punches

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Intro to Theatre Design
(Grades 4-8)

July 17-20 • 1-4 PM
4 Sessions
Instructors: Kelsey Celek & Vicki Sandercock

Monday & Thursday at QCT; Tuesday & Wednesday at Quincy Art Center

In collaboration with Quincy Art Center. Unleash your inner artist! In this class, we will learn how to create the amazing scenery, costumes, and props like the ones you see onstage. Students will have the opportunity to interact with working theatre designers and create some theatrical projects of their own.

Tuition: $90

Musical Theatre Camps

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Basic Training
(Grades 1-4)

August 7-11 • Showcase on August 12
9 AM-12 PM

Instructor: Paige Mueller

Registration Deadline: July 31

This class is designed for younger students who aspire to be a part of our Triple Threat Boot Camp. Students will rotate between classes in singing, acting, and dancing in preparation for musical theatre performances. Basic Training students will perform in select scenes in the Triple Threat Boot Camp Showcase.

Tuition: $120 (includes tickets and t-shirt) or 30 Volunteer Punches and a $20 ticket/t-shirt fee

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Triple Threat Boot Camp
(Grades 5-College)

August 7-11 • Showcase on August 12
8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Acting Instructor: Kelsey Celek
Vocal Instructor: Megan Miller-Masterman

Registration Deadline: July 14
Applicants Notified By: July 21
Orientation/Tuition Due Date: August 4

Attention! We are seeking students ready for an intense week of training in singing, acting, and dancing. Intended for the serious performer, the Triple Threat Boot Camp is a week-long workshop instructing students in the musical theatre disciplines. Students are divided into age-appropriate levels, working in the mornings with professionals in the arts to become top-notch performers. In the afternoon, students implement the skills learned during the day in a rehearsal for a fun and creepy Horror Musical revue at the end of the week. Even the most experienced performer will find this camp to be invaluable! Tuition includes a t-shirt and two complimentary tickets to the showcase.

Tuition: $175 (includes tickets and t-shirt) or 80 Volunteer Punches and a $20 ticket/t-shirt fee

To Apply

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 July 21 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 August 4. All students accepted into the camp are required to attend the orientation meeting with at least one guardian on August 4 at 5:30pm.

Questions

Have a question that our FAQ doesn’t answer?

Head of Education Kelsey Celek is happy to help! Reach her at 217-222-3209 ext. 108 or