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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.

Summer 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

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Little Theatre People

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Dates: October 13-November 14, Saturdays | 10:15-11:00AM

Registration Deadline: October 9

A seasonal class where our youngest performers bring a story to life through creative play. Our Fall theme is “Around the World,” stories of globe-trotting adventures!

Skills Learned:

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

Tuition: $50 or 20 volunteer credits

Grades K-2

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QCT Kids Company

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Dates: October 13-November 14, Saturdays | 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Registration Deadline: October 9

A seasonal class, Kids Company members use guided improv and costume play to re-imagine stories new and old. Our Fall theme is “Tall Tales,” exploring classic American myths!

Skills Learned:

  • Characterization
  • Attention & Listening Comprehension
  • Improvisation
  • Teamwork

Tuition: $50 or 20 volunteer credits

Grades 3-5

Wednesday Night Live

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Dates:  October 13-November 14, Wednesdays | 5:30-6:30 PM

Registration Deadline: October 9

We’ll dive into the hilarious art of sketch comedy and write, direct and perform in short side-splitting scenes from the twisted minds of QCT’s 3rd to 5th graders!

Skills Learned:

  • Creating a Character
  • Collaboration
  • Comedic Performance
  • Creative Writing/Playwriting

Tuition: $50 or 20 volunteer credits

Grades 6-8

Going Viral (the Good Kind)

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Dates: October 13-November 14, Thursdays | 5:30-6:30 PM

Registration Deadline: October 9

Get on the road to becoming the next YouTube sensation as we delve into what makes our favorite YouTubers’ videos work—then create our own!

Skills Learned:

  • Acting
  • Physicality
  • Creating a Character
  • Arts Marketing
  • Set Design
  • Makeup

Tuition: $50 or 20 volunteer credits

Grades 9-12

Keeping it Classical

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Dates: October 13-November 14, Wednesdays | 6:45-7:45 PM

Registration Deadline: October 9

We’re going way, way back in time as we tackle world theatre’s “Greatest Hits,” including scenes from Shakespeare, Aristophanes and Molière. They’re classics for a reason!

Skills Learned:

  • Acting
  • Theatre History
  • Verse Drama/Scansion
  • Scene Work
  • Creating a Character

Tuition: $50 or 20 volunteer credits

Adults 18+

My Jukebox Musical (Virtual Class)

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Dates: October 13-November 14, Thursdays | 6:45-8:30 PM

Registration Deadline: October 9

This playwriting class will have you dancing in the aisles! We’ll explore the popular contemporary form of the “Jukebox Musical” and, each week, write short theatrical works that revolve around our favorite popular songs.

Skills Learned:

  • Adaptation
  • Creative Writing/Playwriting
  • Musical Theatre
  • Music History

Tuition: $100 or  40 volunteer credits

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

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.