NAST Accredited, A.S. in Theatre, with Concentrations in Acting and Technical Theatre

Queensborough is the only community college in New York State, and one of only eight community colleges in the nation, to possess accreditation by The National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).

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2017-18 Production Season Up Next


By Nilo Cruz
Directed By: Liisa Yonker
Humanities Theatre

The 2003 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Nilo Cruz’s  Anna in the Tropics celebrates the search for identity in a new land. This lush romantic drama depicts a family of Cuban cigar makers whose loves and lives are transformed and forever altered when Leo Tolstoy’s  Anna Karenina is read to them within the factory’s walls.

Friday, March 9 & 16 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 10 & 17 at 7:30pm
Thursday, March 15 at 10:15am & 7:30pm
Special $1.00 Matinee Wednesday, March 14 at 12:15pm

Patrons will not be seated after the start of the play. No children under the age of six will be admitted.

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Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Recognition

Congratulations to the Company of the fall 2017 production of RUNAWAYS

Certificate of Merit: Excellence in Acting: KSENIA VOLYNKINA

Irene Ryan Scholarship Nominee: JOSEPH FISCALETTI

Irene Ryan Scholarship Nominee: JAMAL NASAT

Irene Ryan Scholarship Alternate: ANDRIANNA MACKEY

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Queensborough Community College in the News

Queensborough Community College 2017 Spring Presidential Lecture Series:
"Playwriting as Activism: Advocacy through Authenticity"
A Lecture by Assistant Professor C. Julian Jiménez
Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts
March 29, 2017

In this presentation, C. Julian Jimenez will discuss how as a playwright, he confronts the intersectionality of identity, power, and privilege by crafting stories of emotionally rich, dynamic characters of the Queer and Latinx experience.

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Awards Queensborough Community College the Citizen Artist Award
Published February 24, 2017

Queensborough Community College received the Citizen Artist Award for anOTHER, a collaborative piece presented at the 2017 Region II Festival 49 of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) at Montclair University in January. The Citizen Artist Award recognized Queensborough for placing an urgent national conversation into the heart of a student-led theatrical production. The play was written and directed by J. Julian Christopher (aka C. Julian Jiménez), Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts, together with the student-led QCC Theatre Ensemble.

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.