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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.

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.

Fall 2021 Class Registration Now Open!

Ages 3-5

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Little Theatre People

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Saturdays, October 23-November 20 | 10:15-11 AM

Registration is closed.

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: $40
Volunteer Credit: 10 Hours

Grades K-2

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QCT Kids Company

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Saturdays, October 23-November 20 | 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Registration is closed.

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: $50
Volunteer Credit: 13 Hours

Grades 3-5

Improv Comedy

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Thursdays , October 21-November 18 | 5:30-6:30 PM

Registration is closed.

No scripts, no problem! Through games, exercises and skill-building, develop your creativity and confidence to make ‘em laugh– through the art of improvisation. In this fun class, you’ll learn to “roll with the punches,” as you’ll never know what to expect!

Skills Learned:

  • Creating a Character
  • Collaboration
  • Comedic Performance
  • Confidence

Tuition: $50
Volunteer Credit: 13 Hours

Grades 6-8

Acting New Work

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Wednesdays, October 20-November 17 | 5:30-6:30 PM

Registration is closed.

Actors who “originate” roles play a large part in shaping the future of that character or play. This intermediate acting class will have student performers tackling original scenes from QCT Playwriting students. 

Skills Learned:

  • Acting
  • Collaboration
  • Creating a Character
  • Confidence

Tuition: $50
Volunteer Credits: 13 Hours

Grades 9-12

Playwriting for Production

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Wednesdays, October 20-November 17 | 6:45-8:15 PM

Registration is closed.

Professional playwrights often work by “commission,” in which a theatre will give them a deadline (and sometimes an idea for a play), then produce the result. In this fast-paced playwriting class, students will see their work come to life each week– as the QCT Fall Acting class will be performing their scripts! 

Skills Learned:

  • Playwriting
  • Meeting Deadlines/Fulfilling a Brief
  • Creativity
  • Dramaturgy

Tuition: $60
Volunteer Credit: 15 Hours

Teen Acting Workshop

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Saturday, November 6 | 1:00-3:00 PM

Registration Deadline: November 1

Come join us for a special Saturday afternoon class designed for high school performers with a busy schedule! This workshop will focus on acting fundamentals and scenework, perfect for students of every skill level.

Tuition: $20
Volunteer Credit: 5 Hours

Adults 18+

Dramaturgy Club: The 2022 Season

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Fridays, October 22-November 19 | 6-7:30 PM

Registration is closed.

Take a deep dive into QCT’s 2022 season of productions in this exclusive script analysis class. Each week, we will read and discuss one of the plays or musicals to be produced in the upcoming season– digging into the content, historical context, and thematic connections of each. Whether you plan to audition, work backstage or enjoy these productions from the audience, this class will give you a rich new perspective.

Skills Learned:

  • Dramaturgy
  • Theatre History
  • Artistic Direction
  • Collaboration

Tuition: $60
Volunteer Credit: 15 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!