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Quincy Community Theatre Instructors

At Quincy Community Theatre, we’re proud to employ trained theatre professionals with years of classroom experience to lead our workshops and classes.

Energetic, friendly, and knowledgable, our staff has an excellent reputation across the region as professional theatre educators who are passionate about instruction in the theatrical arts.

Whether they’re visiting a service organization or business, leading workshops in a local school or university, or teaching backstage on the QCT campus, our instructors ensure that every class participant feels safe to explore and create, is respected as individuals, and receive the personal attention they deserve.

Meet Our Instructors

Brendan Shea

Brendan is QCT’s Head of Education and Director of Student Theatre. Previously, he created and led the Education and Community Programs department for the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University. Brendan was also a resident playwright, dramaturg and assistant director at the A.R.T.; his plays Alice vs. Wonderland and Nutcracker Turbo played to sold-out crowds at the Moscow Art Theatre before making their North American debuts at the A.R.T. Alice vs. Wonderland is published through Playscripts, Inc. and continues to be produced around the world. His play I Speak Therefore I Am, a collaboration with director John Tiffany (National Theatre of Scotland, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway), premiered at the A.R.T. in 2011. Brendan is an experienced arts educator, as a faculty member of Harvard’s graduate theatre program, the Institute for Advanced Theater Training; as a teaching fellow at Harvard University and Harvard Extension School; and as adjunct faculty at Northeastern University. He has taught theatre classes, facilitated workshops and led residencies at many Boston-area public and private schools. Brendan is most proud of his work mentoring young artists, many of whom have gone on to top college arts programs including NYU/Tisch, Juilliard and Boston Conservatory. Brendan received his BA in Drama from Tufts University and his MFA in Dramaturgy from Harvard University and the Moscow Art Theatre School (MXAT).