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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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Marion Dye

Although Marion is technically a Colorado native, she grew up and has lived in Quincy the majority of her life. Marion has been actively involved in theatre for almost her entire life. She has been teaching and working with artists of all ages for over 15 years. She especially enjoys working with children and seeing them blossom through their theatrical experiences. Over the years, she has worked in the theatrical community in many capacities, including: acting, directing, teaching, developing and teaching workshops, acting coaching, technical theatre, and play writing. One of her favorite experiences was directing and teaching children at Stage Door Theatre in Conifer, Colorado. Marion has also worked around Quincy teaching classes and doing creative dramatics workshops in area schools as a Free Artist with QSOFA. Her experience includes Director for JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, GREEN EGGS AND HAM, CINDERELLA, PETER PAN, THE WIZARD OF OZ, and FAIRY TALE CHRISTMAS. Marion’s performance credits include: TWELFTH NIGHT, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, CYMBELINE, THE BAKER’S WIFE, AND THEY DANCE REAL SLOW IN JACKSON, CARMEN, EVITA, JEKYLL AND HYDE, and THE DINOSAUR PLAY. Marion believes deeply in the power that the arts have to transform lives, open minds, break down barriers, and change the world. Marion earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Acting from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois.

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Brandon Thomsen, Artistic Director

Brandon Thomsen a native of Watertown, WI, was first bitten by the theatre bug while in kindergarten, after seeing a community theatre production of THE WIZARD OF OZ. He attended Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee from which he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. He has gone on to a career in theatre: acting, directing, and teaching. Brandon joined the QCT family in June 2006 as the Director of Student Theatre, and in 2014 he was appointed QCT’s Artistic Director. “It is inspiring to know that the work of a community theatre may cause someone from the next generation to fall in love with the performing arts, just as it did me.”