TEDx Quincy Video

My TEDx talk is now online!  You can watch it here: I’m very grateful to the organizers of TEDx Quincy for the opportunity to speak, to the countless collaborators who gave me projects worth discussing (special shout out to Jane Meirose and Aren Williams!), and especially to the students who inspire me and fill me…

The Witches – What I Learned

Hard to believe it’s been a whole week since performances of The Witches at Quincy Community Theatre.  I am so proud of the cast, crew, and volunteers who made this challenging show happen.  The Witches is a world full of puppets, magic, and special effects – and I’m so grateful for the wonderful team who…

TEDx Quincy

Yesterday was an exciting day here in Quincy; I had the opportunity to be a speaker at the first ever TEDx Quincy event!  The theme of the conference was “Big Ideas for Little America”, and the speakers covered medicine, business, childcare, and a slew of inspirational ideas. My presentation was called “Accessibility Through the Arts”….

The Witches and 2019 Season Announcement

I just left the theatre after another outstanding rehearsal for The Witches.  The Witches is an adaptation of the novel by Roald Dahl, about a young boy who goes on vacation and discovers a group of witches with an evil plot.  Our production is filled with puppets, special effects, and some first-rate performances from our…

Summer Wrap-up

Here in Quincy, school starts next week.  I can’t believe it’s that time of year already. That also means that at QCT, we’ve reached the end of our summer programming.  Last week was our Triple Threat Boot Camp —- the biggest education project of the year.  At Boot Camp, students put in an intense week…

Elephant and Piggie – What I Learned

Yesterday at QCT, we closed our sold out run of Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” I had a wonderful time working on this charming, energetic piece by Mo Willems and Deborah Wicks La Puma. If you missed it, I just uploaded some production photos to the Photos slideshow and the flickr stream….

Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”

Spring is off to a fabulous start here at QCT. Our touring production of Impressions of Yesterday has been out on the road for several weeks already; both casts are having a great time sharing this story of art and innovation throughout the Tri-States. They’ll be on the road through June 12th, you can view…

Impressions of Yesterday

The 2018 Season has had a wonderful kickoff.  I’ve updated the slideshow on the Photos page (as well as the flickr stream) with some photos from our season opener, Anne of Green Gables.  I had a wonderful time working on the classic story with our student actors – there’s some challenging material there, but the…

Discover 2018

Hello all!  We are having a fabulous fall at QCT.  I’m so proud of last weekend’s sold-out run of Harriet the Spy.  This 1960s tale was a great challenge for the student actors, and gave us a lot of intriguing questions to dive into throughout the process! Things are already in motion for our 2018…

New Photos, Auditions, and More!

Hello all! It’s been a busy time at QCT as we are kicking off our 80th season.  Last month, the student theatre production opened our production of Disney’s Tarzan.  The show was performed in collaboration with Quincy University’s Sign Language Interpreter Training Program; American Sign Language was integrated into every aspect of the show.  We…

Imagine. Create. Collaborate.

Well, yesterday we closed A Wrinkle in Time, this week fall classes begin, so it seems like the perfect time to go into detail about the exciting and interesting projects I have coming up in the new season: Tarzan – That’s right, I’m finally doing a Disney show at QCT.  This February, we are bringing…

A Wrinkle in Time – Auditions Next Week!

It’s been a wonderful and eventful summer here at QCT.  Totally Red finished its three month tour to local schools, libraries, and community groups; The Halloween Trilogy spooked audiences throughout June, and Triple Threat Boot Camp jazzed it up in August as 69 students learned about classic jazz musicals and created a killer showcase. This…