QCT announces new Director of Student Theatre
Quincy Community Theatre is pleased to announce the selection of Deborah Currier as its new Director of Student Theatre /Head of Education.
Currier has an MA in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Multicultural Theatre, Theatre in Education, and Acting, and a Ph.D. in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Acting Pedagogy, Theatre for Youth, and Directing. Both degrees are from The University of Oregon. She was an Associate Professor and Theatre Education Outreach Director at Western Washington University as well as owner of Infinite Jest, where she collaborated with schools to execute arts outreach programs and curricula.
“Deb’s passion for theatre education and directing will undoubtedly be an asset in supporting QCT’s mission,” said Burgundy Hill, Executive Director. “Her experience will not only further our commitment to education but also inspire students of all ages who participate in QCT’s programs.”
Education is a key component of QCT’s programing and outreach. As the Director of Student Theatre, Currier will direct four student theatre productions annually, collaborate with area schools to teach in-class workshops, and create a robust selection of classes at the theatre for performers of all ages. Through productions, classes and outreach workshops, more than 5,000 area students are exposed to theatre education reach year.
“I am impressed by the depth and history of Quincy’s vibrant arts community, and I am excited to contribute to QCT’s legacy,” said Currier.
A welcome reception for Currier and additional new QCT staff members will be held at Quincy Community Theatre on September 13 from 4 to 6 pm. The public is invited to attend.