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Quincy Community Theatre Instructors

At Quincy Community Theatre, we’re proud to employ trained theatre professionals with years of classroom experience to lead our workshops and classes.

Energetic, friendly, and knowledgable, our staff has an excellent reputation across the region as professional theatre educators who are passionate about instruction in the theatrical arts.

Whether they’re visiting a service organization or business, leading workshops in a local school or university, or teaching backstage on the QCT campus, our instructors ensure that every class participant feels safe to explore and create, is respected as individuals, and receive the personal attention they deserve.

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Meet Our Instructors

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Kelsey Celek (QCT Head of Education)

is a teaching artist from Dayton, Ohio, who has had the pleasure of working with students across the country. Memorable teaching experiences have included time with the Missoula Children’s Theater, the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton, and the Omaha Theater Company. Kelsey is also an actor, most recently appearing in QCT’s production of Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins). Professionally, Kelsey last acted with the Omaha Theater Company at the Rose Theater, where she performed in A Year with Frog and Toad, Knuffle Bunny, Tarzan, and the world premiere of The Grocer’s Goblin and the Little Mermaid.  Other favorite credits include Crimes of the Heart (Babe) on the Showboat Majestic, I Love You Because (Diana) with Encore Theatre Company and The Light in the Piazza (Margaret) at Wright State University – for which she was named Best Leading Actress in a Musical by the Dayton City Paper. This proud graduate of Wright State University became Quincy Community Theatre’s Head of Education/Director of Student Theatre in January 2015.

Rising Stars
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Script Analysis
The Physical Actor
Monologue Prep
Play of the Week Club: Musicals by Stephen Sondheim
Time Travel
Star Wars: Jedi Academy
Intro to Theatre Design

Chad Tallon (Guest Instructor)

is excited to be working at the QCT for the first time. Chad is a teacher, actor, and director from Chicago who is currently the Drama Teacher at Thomas Metcalf School in Bloomington, IL. Chad has taught students of all ages all over the United States and can’t wait to work with the students of Quincy. Professional Acting Credits include National Tours: TAMING OF THE SHREW, OF MICE AND MEN; Regional: SHREK, SEUSSICAL: THE MUSICAL, RAGTIME, CHICAGO, THE PRODUCERS


Secret Life of Pets
Percy Jackson