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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.

Summer 2021 Class Registration Now Open!

Ages 3-5  | Grades K-2  | Grades 3-5 | Grades 6-8 | Grades 7-12 | Grades 9-12  | Adults | Specialty ClassesTriple Threat Boot Camp | Basic Training

*Select the grade your student will be in during the 2021-2022 #basischool year.

Ages 3-5

Age 3-5

Little Theatre People

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Saturdays, July 17-August 7 | 10:15-11 AM

Registration Deadline: July 12

A seasonal class where our youngest performers bring a story to life through creative play. Our summer theme is “Classic Fairy Tales.”

Skills Learned:

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

Tuition: $30

Grades K-2

K-2

QCT Kids Company

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Fridays, July 16-August 7 | 10-11 AM
Saturdays, July 17-August 7 | 11:30-12:30 AM

Registration Deadline: July 12

A seasonal class, Kids Company members use guided improv and costume play to re-imagine stories new and old. Our summer theme is “Legendary Adventures.”

Skills Learned:

  • Characterization
  • Attention & Listening Comprehension
  • Improvisation
  • Teamwork

Tuition: $40

Grades 3-5

Intro to Acting

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Tuesdays, July 6-July 27 | 10 AM-12 PM

Registration Deadline: June 30

Ever wanted to be in a play? Start your journey here with our introductory Acting class for budding superstars of the stage. Students will be introduced to acting lingo like character, objective and tactics; they may even finally figure out which way is “stage left!” Short, age-appropriate scenes will be practiced and performed in class.

Skills Learned:

  • Acting
  • Creative Problem-Solving
  • Teamwork
  • Confidence

Tuition: $80

Grades 6-8

Intro to Physical Theatre

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Thursdays, July 15-Aug 5 | 9-12 PM

Registration Deadline: July 2

Take your acting skills up a notch with this exciting course on how actors use their body to tell a story. We will use elements of mask work, mime and clowning to develop and perform short scenes of daily life. As this class is based in group/ensemble work, it is important that students are able to commit to attend all sessions.

Skills Learned:

  • Acting
  • Improvisation
  • Physical Theatre
  • Teamwork

Tuition: $120

Grades 9-12

Escape the Lab! Make Your Own Escape Room

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Monday-Friday, July 19-23 & Monday-Tuesday, July 26-27 | 1-4 PM

Registration Deadline: July 13

Have you ever been to an Escape Room? These immersive experiences blend theatrical narrative with puzzle-solving and interactive teamwork– and they’ve been taking the world by storm. Work together to create QCT’s first-ever student theatre escape room. At the end of this two-week intensive, we’ll invite some unwitting participants to test out our interactive story (and devious puzzles)! As this class is based in group/ensemble work, it is important that students are able to commit to attend all sessions.

Skills Learned:

  • Creative Problem-Solving
  • Narrative Design/Storytelling
  • immersive Theatre
  • Teamwork

Tuition: $175

Grades 9-12

QCT X: Physical Theatre Intensive

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Monday-Friday, July 12-16 | 1-4 PM

Registration Deadline: July 6

QCT’s experimental theatre ensemble returns– join the team this summer as we explore physical theatre training methods from around the world and devise an original theatre performance set to music…with no words. As this class is based in group/ensemble work, it is important that students are able to commit to attend all sessions.

Skills Learned:

  • Acting
  • Improvisation
  • Physical Theatre
  • Teamwork

Tuition: $150

Adults 18+

Acting for Comedy

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Fridays, July 9-30 | 6-8 PM

Registration Deadline: July 2

Let’s “make ‘em laugh” this summer as we explore the principles of comedic acting, with an emphasis on scene work and monologues. Class materials will include comedies both classic and contemporary.

Skills Learned:

  • Acting
  • Comedic Performance
  • Teamwork
  • Dramaturgy

Tuition: $80

Scenic Painting Masterclass

Instructor: Brendan Shea
Sunday, July 11 | 2-5 PM

Registration Deadline: July 6

Great scenic painting can transform a wooden theatre “flat” into a window to another world. Learn the fundamentals of scenic painting in this special Sunday masterclass, taught by QCT’s Assistant Technical Director and professional visual artist Danny White. Make sure to wear comfortable “paint-friendly” clothing, as you will be testing out your newfound painting skills in our scene shop!

Tuition: $30

Specialty Classes

Making Faces (Grades K-3)

Instructor: Brendan Shea (QCT) and Elizabeth Swick (Quincy Art Center)
Monday-Thursday, July 5-8 | 9-11 AM

Registration Deadline: July 1

The world of art and theatre combine! Come learn the artistic history of mask making and how masks have been used to enhance storytelling. Make your own character mask and learn how to bring it to life through acting exercises.

This class is presented with the Quincy Art Center. Two days of classes will take place at the Art Center and two will take place at QCT. For more information or to register, visit the Art Center’s website or call (217) 223-5900.

Masks in the Arts (Grades 4-8)

Instructor: Brendan Shea and Elizabeth Swick
Monday-Thursday, July 26-29 | 1-4 pm

Registration Deadline: July 22

The world of art and theatre combine! Come learn the artistic history of mask making and how masks have been used to enhance storytelling. Make your own character mask and learn how to bring it to life through acting exercises.

This class is presented with the Quincy Art Center. Two days of classes will take place at the Art Center and two will take place at QCT. For more information or to register, visit the Art Center’s website or call (217) 223-5900.

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. Click HERE to learn more and find out how to apply!

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. Clicker HERE to learn more and to register.