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Students – children and adults alike – come through our doors with their own reasons for attending an acting class.

Some want to enhance their acting training and technique, some want to gain confidence in their skills, some want to meet people with similar interests, some just want to try something new. No matter the reason, students of all ages and experience levels are welcome at QCT. Here they will find classes taught by trained theatre professionals, as well as a safe space to explore and deepen their understanding of the performing arts.

Based on the guidelines established by the state of Illinois, we will not be able to offer Basic Training and Triple Threat Boot Camp in 2020. Exciting student theatre content is ahead which includes a virtual performance for teens, fall classes, and more.

Summer 2020

Ages 3-5  | Grades K-2  | Grades 3-5 | Grades 6-8 | Grades 9-12 | Adults | Triple Threat Boot Camp | Basic Training

All grade levels reflect the grade a student will enter in Fall 2020.

I understand that by registering myself or my child for class, I grant full permission to Quincy Community Theatre to either use my or my child’s photograph, name, and/or likeness in any publication or advertising materials (printed and electronic, including, but not limited to, brochures, Facebook, www.1qct.org, etc.). I also waive all rights of privacy or compensation to which I may have in connection with the use of my or my child’s photograph, name, and/or likeness. If I do not give consent, I will submit notice in writing to the Box Office before the first class.

Ages 3-5

Little Theatre People

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Dates: June 27-July 18, Saturdays | 10:15-11:00AM

Registration Deadline: June 26

A seasonal class. Little Theatre People is where our youngest performers bring a story to life through creative play. Our summer theme is “Beauties,” stories about princes and princesses on adventures!

Tuition: $40 or 16 volunteer credits

Grades K-2

QCT Kids Company

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Dates: June 27-July 18, Saturdays | 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Registration Deadline: June 26

A seasonal class. Kids Company members use guided improv and costume play to re-imagine stories new and old. Our summer theme is “Beasties,” in which we explore tales of not-so-scary monsters and animal companions!

Tuition: $40 or 16 volunteer credits

QCT Kids Company

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Dates: Fridays, June 26-July 17 | 10-11 AM

Registration Deadline: June 25

A seasonal class. Kids Company members use guided improv and costume play to re-imagine stories new and old. Our summer theme is “Beasties,” in which we explore tales of not-so-scary monsters and animal companions!

Tuition: $40 or 16 volunteer credits

Grades 3-5

Playwriting ​al Fresco Jr.

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Dates:  June 23-July 14, Tuesdays | 9:00AM-12:00PM

Registration Deadline: June 22

Since it’s summer, let’s go outside! We will visit Quincy landmarks and, in small groups, write short plays inspired by our surroundings (in the case of inclement weather, we will be inspired by our INDOOR surroundings!).

Tuition: $120 or 48 volunteer credits

Grades 6-8

Acting Shakespeare 101

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Dates: June 22-26 | 1:00-4:00PM

Registration Deadline: June 21

Learn the basics of acting “the Bard” in select scenes from Shakespeare’s greatest comedies.

Tuition: $150 or 60 volunteer credits

Playwriting ​al Fresco Sr.

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Dates: June 25-July 16, Thursdays | 9:00AM-12:00PM

Registration Deadline: June 24

Since it’s summer, let’s go outside! We will visit Quincy landmarks and, in small groups, write short plays inspired by our surroundings (in the case of inclement weather, we will be inspired by our INDOOR surroundings!).

Tuition: $120 or 48 volunteer credits

Grades 9-12

QCT X: Experimental Ensemble

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Dates: July 13-17 | 1:00-4:00PM

Registration Deadline: July 12

Immerse yourself in a dynamic actor training method that challenges your spontaneous creativity while building a true ensemble with your fellow performers. This high-impact intensive combines physical theatre, group improvisation and even directing, and will culminate in a cohesive ensemble theatre piece. QCT X is our theatre laboratory, where we develop new work through collaborative and experimental techniques.

Tuition: $150 or 60 volunteer credits

Adults 18+

Acting Shakespeare 301

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Dates: 1-day workshop, July 11 | 1:00-4:00PM

Registration Deadline: June 10

A masterclass for busy adults on how to approach Shakespearean acting like a professional.

Tuition: $30 or  12 volunteer credits

Page to Stage

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Dates: Fridays, July 3-July 24 |6-8 PM

Registration Deadline: 

This course on theatrical adaptation will challenge you to adapt source material across genres and media into short plays. Each week will feature a new writing challenge for critique in the following class session.

Tuition: $80 or 32 volunteer credits

Based on the guidelines established by the state of Illinois, we will not be able to offer Basic Training and Triple Threat Boot Camp in 2020. Exciting student theatre content is ahead which includes a virtual performance for teens, fall classes, and more.

Triple Threat Boot Camp

For Grades 5-College

We are seeking students ready for an intense week of training in singing, acting, and dancing. Intended for the serious performer, the Triple Threat Boot Camp is a week-long workshop instructing students in the musical theatre disciplines. Students are divided into age-appropriate levels, working in the mornings with professionals to learn the skills needed to become top-notch performers. In the afternoon, students implement the skills learned during the day in a rehearsal for a revue of musicals at the end of the week. Even the most experienced performer will find this camp to be invaluable! Tuition includes a t-shirt and two complimentary tickets to the showcase. 

Basic Training

For Grades 1-4

This class is designed for younger students who aspire to be part of our Triple Threat Boot Camp. Students will rotate between classes in singing, acting, and dancing in preparation for musical theatre performances. Basic Training students will perform in select scenes in the Triple Threat Boot Camp Showcase.