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.

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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: Christalla (Rose) Elias

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

Submit Your 10-Minute Play for the CUNY Theatre Festival

DEADLINE: Friday December 15, 2017

Celebrating new works at The City College of New York

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.

Casting & Rehearsals: Friday March 2, 2018
CUNY Theatre Festival: Saturday March 3, 2018

To submit your 10-Minute Play: (All scripts must be properly formatted) fill out the playwright’s submission form, available in the Theatre Department office, and email it along with your play to Chair Rob Barron at rbarron@ccny.cuny.edu.

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


Fall 2017: Complete.
Spring 2018: Information coming soon.

Auditions are held within the 1st three weeks of the semester.
Auditions usually require a 60-90 second monlogue in the style/genre of the production.

Audition & Casting Announcements will be posted via the department Facebook, Instragram, 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, Actor’s Workshop. This course may serve as a 3-credit elective toward your degree.

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.

For more information Explore Past, Present, & Future Productions

Summer Theatre Workshop Internship

Summer 2018 Application Deadline: Announced in late spring 2018.

Assist in the education and training of high school students taking college level theatre courses in Theatre. For five weeks (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 full-time in the fall of 2018. 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.

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

CUNY Stage Doors Program

Fall 2017 Application Deadline: Completed.
Check back in spring 2018.

Free Off-Broadway Show & Professional Development Workshops
The Theatre Development Fund’s (TDF) CUNY Stage Doors program is a project-based arts education initiative that partners select QCC 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.

Fall 2017 semester production: SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY By Jocelyn Bioh

To participate, students MUST be available for ALL (3) of the following times/dates.
1st Workshop:
2nd Workshop:

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

Free Study Abroad Program

Fall 2017 Deadline: Completed.
Check back in fall 2018.

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 from April 1-8, 2018.
This seminar is open to all full-time students who have demonstrated academic success, regardless of their financial need!

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

Speak with your faculty mentor if you have questions.

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF)

Fall 2017 Deadline: Completed.
Check back in fall 2018.

The Annual Drama Society & CUNY/Queensborough Community College Department of Speech Communication & Theatre Arts Sponsored Trip to:

The 50th Region II KCACTF Festival - Tuesday, January 16 through Sunday, January 21, 2018 - Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana PA

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.

For more information or questions:

Contact Professor Arthur Adair at AAdair@qcc.cuny.edu

Visit the KCACTF Region II Website


Fall 2017 Deadline: Completed.
Check back in fall 2018.

Submit Your 10-Minute Play - All ten minute plays are considered for the Gary Garrison Ten Minute Play Award and invitation to our regional festival. 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.

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

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust CenterOpens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and ArchivesOpens 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.