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From Deb’s Desk: From Imp To Education Director

As one of the newest members of the QCT family, I am excited to share some of my thoughts with you about who I am and why I love what I do. Theatre and performing have been life-long passions of mine, and when I discovered the joy of engaging young people in discovering the magic … Continued

Meet the cast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream!

Shakespeare – with a twist – is coming to Quincy Community Theatre this summer! We are thrilled to share the cast for our upcoming Student Lab Theatre production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream! The production will mark the fourth production in QCT’s historic 100th anniversary season. “The course of true love never did run smooth” … Continued

Blogging with Brendan: Theatre for Life

Like many other great QCT education programs that I (unfortunately) cannot take credit for, our partnership with College for Life was well-established prior to my arrival in Quincy. I was asked by Brandon to teach a course in the College for Life (CFL) 2020 fall semester, one which I had the freedom to develop to … Continued


She’s zany and a bit of a nutball, and she’s coming to the QCT stage with the help of an incredible cast this October. Kindergarten isn’t easy, especially when you’re Junie B. Jones! First, a stealer stole Junie B.’s new furry mittens. Then, there’s the handsomest new boy at school who thinks she’s a nutball. … Continued

QCT and Teen REACH Collaboration Highlighted at State Level

Quincy Teen Voices, a collaboration between Quincy Community Theatre and Teen REACH, will be highlighted at the Healing Illinois Celebration Event hosted by the Chicago Community Trust and Illinois Department of Human Services. The virtual event will take place on August 3 from 3:00-4:30 pm. Quincy Teen Voices will be featured at 3:10 pm when … Continued

QCT Announces Fall Series Lineup

Quincy Community Theatre announced three large productions to launch QCT’s 2021 Fall Series. Sixteen months after it was scheduled to premiere on stage, the production of Chicago kicks it off in July followed by Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook in October and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in November. While QCT has offered … Continued

QCT Partners with Teen REACH

Quincy Community Theatre and Teen REACH have partnered to develop a theatre and civic action project named Quincy Teen Voices. Funded by a grant from Illinois Department of Human Services in partnership with The Chicago Community Trust, Quincy Teen Voices brings together a diverse ensemble of ten local teens to create a short theatrical piece … Continued

Blogging with Brendan

Way, WAY back (we’re talking thousands of years back,) theatre was born in the Dionysian festivals of Ancient Greece. Back then, theatre was a civic duty. Citizens would attend week-long competitions between the brightest theatrical minds of the day taking in a wide array of work ranging from the absurd to the tragic. It is … Continued

Blogging with Brendan

One the most gratifying moments of directing our virtual student theatre production of She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms came during the live Q&A that followed the premiere on YouTube. In response to a question about virtual theatre, a student performer shared that– despite having never gathered in-person throughout the whole process– she still felt a … Continued

The Boxcar Children Cast & Director Announced!

 Based on the cherished book series by Gertrude Chandler Warner, The Boxcar Children comes alive on the QCT stage this October. The story follows the four Alden siblings who have just been orphaned after a tragic accident. Knowing they will go to different foster homes, they escape into the woods and make their home in … Continued

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