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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.

Spring 2020

Ages 3-5  | Grades K-2  | Grades 3-5 | Grades 6-8 | Grades 9-12 | Adults

All grade levels reflect the grade a student entered in Fall 2019.

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: Saturdays, February 22-March 14 |10:15-11:00 AM

Registration Deadline: February 18

A seasonal class. Little Theatre People is where our youngest performers bring a story to life through creative play. Our spring theme is “Best Buddies”—tales about beloved stuffed animals.

Skills Learned:

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

Tuition: $40 or 10 volunteer punches 

Grades K-2

QCT Kids Company

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Dates: Saturdays, February 22-March 14 |11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Registration Deadline: February 18

A seasonal class. Kids Company members use guided improv and costume play to re-imagine stories new and old. Our spring theme is “Toy Stor(ies),” the continued adventures of Buzz, Woody and the rest of the Toy Story gang!

Skills Learned:

  • Characterization
  • Attention & Listening Comprehension
  • Improvisation
  • Teamwork
  • Design (Costume)

Tuition: $40 or 10 volunteer punches 

Grades 3-5

Puppets on a Dime

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Dates: Wednesdays, February 19-March 11 | 5:30-6:30 PM

Registration Deadline: February 12

Use creativity and imagination (and art supplies) to transform everyday objects into wacky puppets with a life all their own. We will write and perform our own “Off-Off-Sesame Street” revue, starring our funky new friends.

Skills Learned:

  • Creating a Character
  • Design (Prop/Set)
  • Puppetry
  • Creative Writing/Playwriting
  • Voice & Speech

Tuition: $40 or 10 volunteer punches 

Grades 6-8

Mime-craft

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Dates: Thursdays, February 20-March 12 | 5:30-6:30 PM

Registration Deadline: February 12

Learn the basics of the world’s coolest and not-creepy-at-all art form—mime—and see that actions sometimes speak louder than words! Together, we will create and perform vibrant physical theatre performances set to your favorite music.

Skills Learned:

  • Acting
  • Physicality
  • Spatial Awareness
  • Skit Writing
  • Teamwork
  • Makeup

Tuition: $40 or 10 volunteer punches 

Grades 9-12

Ensemble Theatre Intensive

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Dates: Wednesdays, February 19-March 11 | 6:45-7:45 PM

Registration Deadline: February 12

Add radical new approaches to your theatre-making toolbox in this advanced acting course, a must for serious theatre artists. We will employ improv-based actor training, composition exercises and group writing to develop original short pieces, culminating in an “open lab” day for friends and family.

Skills Learned:

  • Acting
  • Ensemble Building
  • Group Improvisation
  • Collaborative Writing
  • Teamwork
  • Devised Theatre

Tuition: $40 or 10 volunteer punches 

Adults 18+

Your Life, Your Art

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Dates: Thursdays, February 20-March 12 | 6:45-8:00 PM

Registration Deadline: February 12

Use your own true-to-life stories to develop a dynamic solo performance piece; by focusing on playwriting mentorship and one-on-one coaching, together we will tap into the authenticity and raw artistry that moves all great actors.

Skills Learned:

  • Adaptation
  • Acting
  • Monologue Writing
  • Documentary Theatre
  • Solo Performance

Tuition: $40 or 10 volunteer punches