Stay Involved

All opportunities are announced via Facebook, Instagram, & the Student Email Listserv

JOIN: studenttheatre@qcc.cuny.edu email & request to be placed on the list.

Auditions

Tuesday, December 18, 4:30pm-6:40pm
Wednesday December 19, 4:30pm - 6:40pm
You do not need to attend the entire session on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Show up on desired day, place your name on the list, and be seen, first come, first seen.

*Callbacks: Thursday 4:30pm-6:40pm
(you may be asked to attend this full session, please keep this time available)

Location:
Shadowbox Theatre
(Z-Building, located near the Q27 campus bus stop) Campus Map

Prepare:
One, 60-90 second, monologue in the style/genre of the production.
If you do not have a monologue, "sides" are available below, and at the audition.
"Sides" are short selections from a script. Memorization is preferred, but not required.
For a copy of the plays, or general questions, email Professor Adair.

For specific questions about either production, email the director.
A DOLL’S HOUSE: Professor Adair, AAdair@qcc.cuny.edu
DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA: Professor McGill, GMcgill@qcc.cuny.edu

Explore our Full 2018-19 Season for Production Information

Audition & Casting Announcements will be posted via Facebook, Instagram, the Student Listserv, and on the theatre callboards outside the Theatre Office (H-126) and the Shadowbox Theatre.

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 receive 3-credits toward their 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.

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

Sides

MEN: Bro. You got your moms trippin, bro.  Forreal. She called me on the celly this mornin, D. Says I need to to come over, drags me into the house and sits me down and makes me eat some burnt up eggs.  And the whole time she just nonstop grilling me with all these questions about you. “Where Dontrell go this morning? What girls is he talkin to? Why he can’t sit down for meals?” And all I can say is, “Ma’am I don’t know.” Your sister all quiet.  Your pops snoring loud as hell from the bedroom. Most awkward, depressing meal I’ve ever had. Except for that time me and you made them Robitussin shakes, that was // prolly worse-

WOMEN: He was smart, like you. He should have been a poet. He suffered there as long as he could bear it. Then he drowned himself in the tub. ... We got us a legacy, cousin. The question is, how do we answer it? Me? I go to work. I tell folks every day: Prepare to be Amazed. I walk those watery halls. Sometimes I stay late. I find my peace. ... Uncle D has a gift for holding things inside. What it does to him, I don’t know. But that’s his way. And it’s his. Not yours to judge. Danielle: nonstop drawing mermaids at age seventeen? She’ll figure it out. She’s well-balanced, that girl. ... And you. ... You’d make a great college student. You would. But I don’t know if they have anything to teach you. Do what you have to do, Cuz. No more. And no less. ​

NON-SPECIFIC: It is so incredible that I can't take it in. Don't laugh at me! We must come to some understanding. Take off that hat. Take it off, I tell you. We must try and appease him some way or another. The matter must be hushed up at any cost. And as for you and me, it must appear as if everything between us were just as before. We are both saved, both you and I. We are saved! No one can do anything to us. Oh, I must destroy these hateful things. Let me see … No, no, I won't look at it. The whole thing shall be nothing but a bad dream. [Tears up the letter] There--now it doesn't exist any longer. These must have been three dreadful days for you. Now, we won't call any of the horrors to mind. We will only shout with joy, and keep saying, "It's all over! It's all over!"

Our Community is Open to ALL Students

Not a theatre major? Not a problem. Our opportunities are open to all Queensborough students. No experience required, only an interest and a desire to create Theatre.

Join the Student Club, Drama Society

Meetings: Every Wednesday, Club Hours

12:10pm - 2:00pm
"C" Building, Room C-201Campus Map

The Drama Society is open to all Queensborough students. 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.

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

Gain Technical Theatre Experience

Each semester, we offer work calls for students to assist with painting, set, lights, sound, projections, run crew, and many more technical theatre opportunities. No experience required, we are all here to learn.

Stage Managers & Ushers, contact Professor Perry TMperry@qcc.cuny.edu

Costume Construction, contact Professor Fulton AFulton@qcc.cuny.edu 

Backstage Crew & Work, contact Professor Rothenberg JARothenberg@qcc.cuny.edu

All "work calls" announced via Facebook, Instagram, & the Student Listserv.

Go to the Theatre

Each semester, we offer free tickets to Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off Broadway productions.

Ticket opportunities are announced via Facebook, Instagram, & the Student Listserv, and are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Attend Professional Development Workshops

Each semester, we offer a series of professional development workshops. Past workshops have included, Stage Combat, Clowning, Working with Shakespeare, Puppetry, Dance, Resume Building, College Transfer Seminars, and more.

Workshops are are announced via Facebook, Instagram, & the Student Listserv.

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 Department Enrollment Coordinator, Professor Adair AAdair@qcc.cuny.edu

Share Your Story

Have a Theatre at Queensborough experience you want to share. Please do.

Why did you choose Theatre at Queensborough?
What is/was the benefit of being a theatre major at Queensborough?
How did Theatre at Queensborough assist you in getting where you are today?
What advice do you have for new students entering our program?
Any other thoughts you have are appreciated.

Send your story to Professor Adair AAdair@qcc.cuny.edu 

Join the Alumni Network

Graduation isn’t the end of our relationship. Your journey continues, and we are here for you. Let us know where you are, what you are doing, how we can help, and how can we contact you.

An Alumni Association is in the works, stay in touch. Email Professor Adair 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. Students have the opportunity to work with students & faculty from colleges & universities within our region, as well as, visiting faculty & professional practitioners from across the nation. Festival is an unparalleled opportunity for artistic & academic development, networking for future employment, & investigating post-A.S. degree transfer to B.A./B.F.A. programs.

Eligibility: Registered students with a 2.0 G.P.A. 1st semester students with 0.0 G.P.A. are still eligible.

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 Adair AAdair@qcc.cuny.edu

Explore KCACTF Region II

CUNY Stage Doors Program

Free Off-Broadway Production Ticket & 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 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

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

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 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 CJimenez@qcc.cuny.edu

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 Adair AAdair@qcc.cuny.edu

New Theatre Majors Orientation & Pizza Luncheon

Event held each semester, immediately following the College-wide New Student Orientation.
Usually, 12:15pm – 1:00pm, the Saturday before classes begin.
Shadowbox Theatre
(Z-Building, which is located near the Q27 campus bus stop) Campus Map

Welcome to Theatre at Queensborough. We look forward to meeting you. Your Theatre Major Orientation & Pizza Luncheon will be held immediately after the college-wide orientation.

During the Theatre Major Orientation, you will:

  • Meet with Theatre faculty and students
  • Receive information about special opportunities and our upcoming season auditions
  • Be assigned a Theatre faculty mentor
  • Learn about our nationally accredited program  
  • Enjoy a free pizza lunch!

Parents are welcome.

To reserve your spot, or if you cannot attend, or have any questions, please email:

Department Chair McGill GMcgill@qcc.cuny.edu
&
Department Enrollment Coordinator, Professor Adair AAdair@qcc.cuny.edu

Annual Meet & Greet for All Theatre Majors

Event held in the 1st 2 weeks of the fall semester.
Announced in the summer via Facebook, Instagram, the Student Listserv.
Held Tuesday or Thursday 4:10pm
Shadowbox Theatre
(Z-Building, located near the Q27 campus bus stop) Campus Map

Attention All Theatre Majors! You are invited to our Annual Theatre Meet & Greet with the faculty.

A great opportunity to chat with the Theatre Department Faculty, as well as other theatre majors. You will receive an overview of the coming year and what to expect as a theatre student. We hope to provide you with all necessary information you need to make this academic year an exciting and successful experience!

Lunch and refreshments will be served. Come ready to eat, chat, and celebrate the new school year!

For more information, contact Professor Jimenez 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.