QCT on the Road
QCT on the Road brings a full production to local schools, libraries, and community facilities. The production and students change from year to year, but the goal remains the same: to expose as many students as possible to the performing arts!
2022 Touring Production
by Kathryn Walat
Thank you for your interest in bringing QCT to your school or organization! Miss Electricity, by Kathryn Walat, tells the hilarious and heartwarming adventure of a young girl whose newfound superpowers cause her to lose sight of what’s important in life – friendship, family, and being happy with who you are. QCT on the Road provides the performance and production equipment… you provide the space and the audience!
April 11 -June 3, 2022
For more information, call Brendan Shea, Student Theatre Director/Head of education at 217-222-3209.
Past QCT On The Road Productions
Impressions of Yesterday
Toured April 23- June 9, 2018
IMPRESSIONS OF YESTERDAY
By Wade Bradford
SOLD! Lauren, Sarah, and their mom just purchased a trunk filled with junk—or so they think. While their mom is away, artists and innovators from the Impressionism Movement pop out of the trunk! Mary Cassatt, Thomas Edison, and others teach the girls—and the audience—that inspiration is everywhere. You simply need to “keep your eyes and mind open, and capture whatever makes an impression.”
American Fairy Tales
Toured April 21-June 9, 2017
by Kelsey Celek; Based on the Stories by L. Frank Baum | Corey and Morgan are siblings who LOVE to read. They love it so much that they’ve put together a play to share a few of their all-time favorite stories by L. Frank Baum. With help from the audience and some important theatrical and literary terms, these siblings teach us that we each have the power to do incredible things when we use our imaginations!
Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield
by Dinah Toups | Experience theatre in a totally new way! TOTALLY RED!, adapted from the beloved fairy tale “Little Red Riding Hood,” first introduces us to Red (who is nobody’s fool), the wolf (who tries to be cool), and granny (who is sometimes left in the dark). This fast-paced production then adapts the timeless tale to five different theatrical styles: a humorous storybook retelling; melodrama (The Perils of Being Miss Red); Elizabethan (Much Ado About Red); hip-hop (REDz in the Hood); and avant-garde (Call the Moment RED). Written for audiences of all ages, this is the perfect show to both entertain and educate!
Toured April 2015
Sponsored by grants from the Illinois Arts Council, the city of Quincy and the business and individual members of the Quincy Society of Fine Arts.
by Debbie Lamedman | Snowflakes is a “theatrical documentary” exploring the beauty and wonder of autism. The story follows Suzanna, a photographer who is interviewing people on the autism spectrum to learn more about their lives and their unique qualities. This incredibly moving production traveled to schools across the Tri-States during the month of April in celebration of Autism Awareness Month and continued throughout the month of May. QCT On The Road partnered with the Quincy Area Autism Support Group for this production, and a representative from the group traveled with the performers for a post-show question and answer session regarding issues explored in the play.