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…

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…

Treasure Island photos, fall classes, and Shrek auditions…oh my!

Hello all!  Keeping very busy here in Quincy.  Treasure Island was a great success – we had to add an extra performance due to high demand!  There are some great production photos on my flickr page, courtesy of M2 Photography, as well as this awesome slideshow from Coonrod Photography.  It was quite a show with…

Stories Begin

After this week’s big season announcement, I can finally reveal the wonderful projects I have coming up next year at Quincy Community Theatre.  I’ll be directing the student theatre productions of Shrek TYA, Totally Red!, The Halloween Trilogy, and A Wrinkle in Time.  In addition, I’ll be working with the Quincy Junior High Drama Club…

Treasure Island Blog

Ahoy, mateys!  I am looking forward to starting my new big project – directing Treasure Island at QCT.  Auditions start next week, and I am eager to find my pirate crew!  On QCT’s website, I will be blogging about the process of directing the show.  You can check out my first post here. As we…

Photos and More!

This weekend, the good folks at QCT closed our fantastic (and sold out!) production of Mary Poppins.  I had a wonderful time with this cast and crew!  There are a few photos available on my flickr page, plus here’s the gallery of pictures taken by Coonrod Photography.  Chet Coonrod does beautiful pictures for all of…

Mary Poppins

This week I am delighted to make my debut on the QCT stage in the title role of Mary Poppins.  I have been having a ball spending my evenings dancing through London town with a beautiful score, a talented cast (of 40 people!!!), a glorious set, the best stage crew a girl could hope for,…