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THE CURIOUS INCIDENT Says hello to guest lighting designer

Guest Lighting Designer, Josh Hemmo, returns to QCT for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
Guest Lighting Designer, Josh Hemmo, returns to QCT for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

Quincy Community Theatre welcomes back Josh Hemmo as a guest Lighting Designer for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. He previously worked with QCT on Hello, Dolly! in 2017.

Josh is a NYC based lighting designer originally from Tucson, AZ where he graduated with a BFA in Theatrical Design and Production from the University of Arizona. He has been fortunate enough to pursue his passion for lighting design with theaters all over the country. His work ranges from saturated, immersive musicals to naturally lit Shakespeares and more.

With each design, Josh strives to bring a deep emotional connection and power to his work. Through lighting, he is able to achieve well-developed and beautifully crafted looks that bring a sense of empathy and life to the stage.

“In The Curious Incident, Christopher is a brilliant young man who sees the world very differently from most people,” says Artistic Director Brandon Thomsen. “Through unique staging and intricate technical elements, we will bring the audience inside Christopher’s brain so that we might get a sense of how he experiences the world. Josh will work alongside Lorne Kelley, our Technical Director, to make full use of our lighting equipment. I think this will be a production unlike Quincy has ever seen!”

Along with Hello, Dolly! (Quincy Community Theatre) Hemmo’s other notable credits include: Drowsy Chaperone (Off-Broadway; St. Bart’s Players),  Revelation: The Musical (Off-Broadway; The Players Theatre), Humanity’s Child (Off-Broadway), Cleopatra: A Pop Experience (Off-Off Broadway, Theater for the New City), Talent is Sexy, Ladies of Glen Ross (Off-Off Broadway, Randomly Specific Theater),  Route 66, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (Sierra Repertory Theatre), The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, A New Brain (Florida State University), Harvey (Out of The Box Theatre), Show Risqué (Hard Rock Casio and Hotel Biloxi), Moscow Ballet’s The Great Russian Nutcracker tour (lighting director of West Coast ‘17 tour), and ’16-’17 lighting fellow at Berkeley Repertory Theater.

Outside of theater, Josh enjoys pursuing other artistic outlets including drawing, graphic design, cooking, and even co-hosting a weekly SpongeBob SquarePants podcast exploring life lessons from past episodes of Nickelodeon’s beloved show ( He is obsessed with dogs and loves exploring nature and enjoying a beer with friends. Explore Josh’s designs and learn more at

Josh Hemmo website

Curious to learn more about The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time?

TICKETS: $20-22

September 13-15 & 19-22, Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. All performances are Reserved Seating.

Christopher has an incredible story to tell — and it starts with the murder of his neighbor’s dog, Wellington. Determined to catch the killer, Christopher does detective work around the neighborhood. Based on the best-selling novel, this critically-acclaimed play is a moving and compelling mystery about a brilliant teen on the autism spectrum and the discoveries that change his world forever.

See the full production team and cast list.

Hear more from the Director and delve deeper into the mystery of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is sponsored by Quincy Medical Group. QCT’s 2019 Season is sponsored by Gardner Denver. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. 

About Quincy Community Theatre

Quincy Community Theatre (QCT) is a major theatrical resource for the Tri-State area, offering five major productions, three student productions, various touring performances, and a variety of workshops and classes each year. Showcasing local performers from the entire Tri-State Region since 1923, QCT uses the combined talents and resources of the community to celebrate, promote, and perform the dramatic arts in its first-rate facility. Quincy Community Theatre is a member of the Quincy Society of Fine Arts, the Illinois Theatre Association, the American Association of Community Theatre, and Arts Alliance Illinois. QCT is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. QCT programming is supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council. The 2019 Season is sponsored by Gardner Denver. QCT’s 2019 Media Sponsors are Arts Quincy, Herald-Whig, KHQA, Spectrum Reach, STARadio, and WGEM. For information about upcoming shows and classes or to purchase tickets, please or call the Box Office at 217.222.3209.


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