Our Community is Open to ALL Students

Not a theatre major? Not a problem. Our opportunities are open to all Queensborough students. Experience not required, only an interest and desire to create theatre.

Get Informed

All opportunities are announced via Facebook, Instagram, & the Student Listserv. To take advantage:

LIKE - to receive dept. opportunities & theatre related articles/listings shared by faculty/staff.

 FACEBOOK "QCC Theatre Students & Alumni"

FOLLOW - to receive dept. opportunities.

 INSTAGRAM "qcc_theatre_students_alumni"

JOIN the email listserv. Simply send an email & request to be placed on the list.

Studenttheatre@qcc.cuny.edu

Join the Student Club, Drama Society

Meetings every Wednesday during Club Hours, 12:10pm - 2:00pm, in the "C" Building, Room C-201

President: Jessica Kreisler
Vice President: Charlie Chauca

Senator: Tiana Tarry

The Drama Society explores various aspects of theatre providing opportunities for you to showcase your talents in a completely student run environment. The Drama Society seeks to gain knowledge by holding workshops on improvisation, playwriting, scene study, voice, movement, technical theatre, and directing. With insight gained from guest speakers from the world of theatre, you will be able to hone your creativity and theatrical skills in a professional manner. The Drama Society also organizes the Theatre Department’s end of the year party and awards ceremony, “The Tin Foil Soirée,” curating performances and entertainment for the evening’s festivities.

The Drama Society is open to all Queensborough students.

For more information, contact Faculty Advisor, Professor Allison Crutchfield at ACrutchfield@qcc.cuny.edu

Work Backstage

Contact Professor Allison Crutchfield at ACrutchfield@qcc.cuny.edu

Become a Theatre Major

or, take a theatre course. Most all theatre courses are open to all Queensborough students and can serve as electives in any major. Courses include Acting, Stagecraft, Vocal Production and Movement, Make-up for the Stage, Costume Construction, Stage Management, and Introduction to Theatre.

For more information, contact Professor Arthur Adair at AAdair@qcc.cuny.edu

Auditions

Auditions are usually held within the 1st two weeks of the semester.
Auditions usually require a one-minute monlogue in the style/genre of the production.

Audition & Casting Announcements will be posted via the department Facebook, Instragram, Email Listserv, and on the theatre callboards outside the Theatre Office (H-126) and the Shadowbox Theatre (Z-104). Students registered for theatre courses will be notified in class.

Receive Credit for Participation - Students cast in productions will be enrolled in the course, TH122/222 Actor’s Workshop I & II, which meets Tuesday/Thursday 4:10pm – 6:40pm, and may serve as a 3-credit elective in any major.

Open Casting Policy - Auditions are open to all Queensborough students. Experience not required, only an interest and desire to create theatre. We are all here to learn. There is no pre-casting, all roles are open and are cast based on quality of audition and student availability.

Non-Traditional Casting Policy - Queensborough explicitly prohibits all forms of discrimination based on race, creed, gender, age, disability, national origin, or sexual orientation. The Theatre Unit is committed to equal employment opportunities for all members, and encourages and promotes a policy known as Non-Traditional Casting. Non-Traditional Casting is designed to increase artistic options by expanding casting opportunities for women, actors of color, and actors with disabilities in roles where race, gender or absences of a disability are not germane.

Auditions are usually held within the 1st two weeks of the semester.
Auditions usually require a one-minute monlogue in the style/genre of the production.

Summer Theatre Workshop Internship

Assist in the education and training of high school students taking college level theatre courses in Theatre. For five weeks in the summer (Monday through Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm), you will assist professors, guest artists, and students in courses pertaining to performance, design, and technical production as we construct a fully staged production. This opportunity is open to all students. It is to your benefit if you will register as a full-time student in the fall. If not, you will be required to pay an $85 processing fee. This is a paid position ($12.00 x 55 hours = $660.00). The program is led by Professors McGill, Adair, and the College Now Program.

Opportunity announced in the spring via Facebook, Instagram, the Student Listserv.

For more information, contact Professor Arthur Adair at AAdair@qcc.cuny.edu

CUNY Stage Doors Program

Free Off-Broadway Production & Professional Development Workshops. The Theatre Development Fund’s (TDF) CUNY Stage Doors program is a project-based arts education initiative that partners select Queensborough students with a NYC teaching artist and provides free tickets to one Off Broadway/Broadway performance each semester. 18 students will be selected on a first come, first served basis, to attend two (2) workshops, one before the performance and one the following week, in addition to viewing the performance as a group at a professional theatre in Manhattan. To participate, students MUST be available for all (3) events.

Opportunities announced in the fall and the spring via Facebook, Instagram, & the Student Listserv.

For more information contact Professor Jimenez at CJimenez@qcc.cuny.edu

Free Study Abroad Program

Global Citizenship Alliance is a free one-week program in Salzburg, Austria during spring break. The purpose of the program is to provide students with an intensive 7-day international experience. Participants will explore issues of global concern and view these issues from a different perspective. Sixteen (16) students will be selected to participate in this life-changing seminar. This seminar is open to all full-time students who have demonstrated academic success, regardless of their financial need.

Opportunity announced in the fall via Facebook, Instagram, & the Student Listserv.

Explore Global Citizenship Alliance, eligibility criteria, application, & reference forms

For more information contact Professor Arthur Adair at AAdair@qcc.cuny.edu

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF)

The Annual Drama Society & CUNY/Queensborough Community College Department of Speech Communication & Theatre Arts Sponsored Trip to the Region II KCACTF Festival.

An intensive 5-day immersion into every facet of the Theatre Arts, with workshops in Acting, Playwriting, Directing, Devised Theatre, Musical Theatre, Criticism, and Technical Theatre, Design & Management. Work with students & faculty from colleges & universities within our region (SW New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC, northern Virginia, West Virginia & Ohio) as well as, visiting faculty & professional practitioners from across the nation. Festival is an unparalleled opportunity for artistic and academic development, networking for future employment, & investigating transfer B.A. or B.F.A. programs.

Eligibility: G.P.A. (Required: 3.0 within Theatre Concentration, 2.0 within College).
Opportunity is open to any & all Queensborough students.
*Sponsorship may include: cost of transportation, hotel accommodations (4 students/room), & breakfast.

Opportunity announced in the fall via Facebook, Instagram, & the Student Listserv.

For more information contact Professor Arthur Adair at AAdair@qcc.cuny.edu

Visit the KCACTF Region II Website

KCACTF NATIONAL PLAYWRITING PROGRAM (NPP)

Submit Your 10-Minute Play for consideration to the Gary Garrison Ten Minute Play Festival Award. Plays are selected through a blind reading exchange process with another region of the country. Six plays will be selected and invited to be presented in a concert reading at festival. Two of the six plays invited to festival will be put forward for consideration at the national level and may be selected for the festival in Washington DC. All scripts must be properly formatted. Please Note: The Ten Minute Play Festival is held at the KCACTF festival. If you wish to submit a play and attend the festival, you must apply to the full KCACTF program listed above.

Opportunity announced in the fall via Facebook, Instagram, & the Student Listserv. 

For more information contact Professor Jimenez at CJimenez@qcc.cuny.edu

CUNY Theatre Festival

Submit Your 10-Minute Play to the CUNY Theatre Festival: An extraordinary and unique festival showcasing the talents of student actors, directors and playwrights from across CUNY campuses. This one day festival will feature the premieres of one-act plays written by the CUNY student Playwrights, as well as an afternoon of workshops and panels. The CUNY Theatre Festival is held at City College.

Opportunity announced in the fall via Facebook, Instagram, the Student Listserv.

For more information contact Professor Jimenez at CJimenez@qcc.cuny.edu

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.