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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.


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 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.

Welcome to Hogwarts
Acting Objectives
Studio Class
Performing Shakespeare

Brandon Thomsen (CHET)

Brandon Thomsen (QCT Artistic Director)

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 went on to a career in theatre, acting, directing, and teaching. In June 2006, Brandon became the Director of Student Theatre for Quincy Community Theatre and was appointed its new Artistic Director in 2014.

“Every day is a joy to go to work.  The people of this community are tremendously committed to seeing their theatre succeed.  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 to me.”

Adventures in Neverland