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Spring Classes begin February 14, 2022!

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


Ages 3-5

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Little Theatre People

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Saturdays, February 19-March 12 | 10:15-11:00 AM

Disney Royals

A seasonal class where our youngest performers bring a story to life through creative play. Each week, we read a story together and bring our own unique version to life. Every semester brings new stories and new opportunities to perform!

Skills Learned:

  • Characterization
  •  Attention & Listening Comprehension
  • Improvisation
  • Creative Play

Tuition: $30
Volunteer Credit: 7.5 Hours

Grades K-2

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QCT Kids Company

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Saturdays, February 19-March 12 | 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Disney Adventures

Another seasonal offering, Kids Company members use guided improv to re-imagine stories new and old. Students engage their imaginations to invent new characters, new plotlines– even new endings to the week’s chosen story! Every Kids Company semester includes new stories and new opportunities to deepen your child’s connection to the stage.

Skills Learned:

  • Characterization
  • Attention & Listening Comprehension
  • Improvisation
  • Teamwork

Tuition: $40
Volunteer Credit: 10 Hours

Grades 3-5

Intro to Acting

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Wednesdays, February 16-March 9 | 5:30-6:30 PM

Acting: Disney Edition

We’ve taken our popular Intro to Acting class and given it a magical makeover! Students will work with scenes from Disney classics old and new, and put their own spin on these “tales as old as time.”

Skills Learned:

  • Acting
  • Characterization
  • Physical Theatre
  • Collaboration

Tuition: $40
Volunteer Credit: 10 Hours

Grades 6-8

Improv

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Thursdays, February 17-March 9 | 5:30-6:30 PM

Yes, and…

Improv is not only a fabulous source of comedy, it’s also the basis for a lot of theatre-making and a great skill to learn. We’ll practice making bold choices, playing hilarious games, and learning to approach life with a “yes, and…” attitude!

Skills Learned:

  • Collaboration
  • Creative Problem-Solving
  • Comedic Performance
  • Confidence

Tuition: $40
Volunteer Credits: 10 Hours

Grades 6-12

Classes 6-12

DIY Wardrobe Hacks

Instructor: Vicky Vail
Saturday, March 12 | 1:00-4:00 PM

QCT Costume Shop Manager Vicky Vail leads this fun and uber-practical sewing workshop for all skill levels. Wondering what to do when that favorite pair of pants develops an unfortunate rip? Fix it yourself! Or, add personal flair to that hand-me-down jacket or school backpack– the possibilities are endless!

Skills Learned:

  • Sewing
  • Creativity
  • Following Directions
  • Crafting

Tuition: $30
Volunteer Credits: 7.5 Hours

Grades 9-12

Image Theatre

Guest Instructor: Dr. Haidee Heaton
Mondays, February 14-March 7 | 6:00-8:00 PM

Guest instructor and Culver-Stockton College faculty member Dr. Haidee Heaton introduces high school performers to the concept of “Image Theatre,” as developed by world-renowned Brazilian theatre practitioner Augusto Boal. Image Theatre uses physical theatre-based techniques to explore unconscious thoughts and feelings, social issues and/or personal storytelling.

Skills Learned:

  • Experimental Theatre
  • Physical Theatre
  • Storytelling
  • Critical Thinking

Tuition: $80
Volunteer Credit: 20 Hours

Shakespearean Comedy

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Wednesdays, February 16-March 9 | 6:45-8:00 PM

Our Shakespeare classes make the Bard fun, approachable, and easy to understand; this semester, we’ll tackle some classic comedy scenes that are still hilarious 500 years later! No previous experience with Shakespeare necessary.

Skills Learned:

  • Classical Acting
  • Voice and Speech
  • Reading Comprehension (Shakespeare)
  • Characterization

Tuition: $50
Volunteer Credit: 12.5 Hours

Adult

Musical Theatre History (VIRTUAL)

Guest Instructor: Dr. Haidee Heaton
Tuesdays, Feb 15 – Mar 8 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Guest Instructor and Culver-Stockton College Faculty member, Dr. Haidee Heaton, will join you on an exploration of how American Musical Theatre is reflective of popular culture and the politics/society of its time.  This course will remove the veil of mystery and fantasy surrounding musicals and examine how the musical is an integral part of American culture; not just a reflective mirror, but also a critical commentator and catalyst for change. This virtual class will be conducted via Zoom and can be enjoyed from the comfort of home!

Skills Learned:

  • History
  • Connecting art and political/social/economical changes
  • Analysis

Tuition: $60
Volunteer Credits: 15 Hours

Playwriting: Crafting Voices

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Thursdays, February 17-March 10 | 7:00-8:30 PM

This semester, we’ll be focusing on one of the quintessential (yet also most challenging) parts of playwriting– dialogue! We will explore techniques to improve your ear for natural speech, while also experimenting with alternative styles and approaches to dialogue.

Skills Learned:

  • Playwriting
  • Style/Genre
  • Script Analysis
  • Creativity

Tuition: $60
Volunteer Credit: 15 Hours

Adult

Rainbow of Desire

Guest Instructor: Dr. Haidee Heaton
Sunday, February 27 | 2:00-5:00 PM

Guest instructor and Culver-Stockton college faculty member Dr. Haidee Heaton’s advanced Boal workshop explores the world-famous theatre practitioner’s “Rainbow of Desire” method. Augusto Boal was motivated by the idea that the theatrical process could start meaningful civic dialogue and even spark social change. Part acting, part conversation, part physical theatre exercise…the best way to understand this old approach to theatre is to try it!

Skills Learned:

  • Experimental Theatre
  • Physical Theatre
  • Self-Awareness
  • Critical Thinking

Tuition: $30
Volunteer Credits: 7.5 Hours

Basic Training and Triple Threat Boot Camp are one-week intensive camps that culminate in a one-evening Showcase. These camps are held in early August.

Triple Threat Boot Camp

For Grades 5-College
August 1 – 6, 2022

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. More details and information on how to register, coming soon!

Basic Training

For Grades 1-4
August 1 – 6, 2022

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. More details and information on how to register, coming soon!

QCT Safety Procedures and Consent Policies

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.