N.A.S.T. accredited, A.S. in Theatre, with concentrations in Acting and Technical Theatre

QCC is the only community college in New York State, and one of only eight community colleges in the Nation, to possess national accreditation by The National Association of Schools of Theatre (N.A.S.T).

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Announcing our 2017-18 Production Season

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Our 1st production opens in November:


Book, Lyrics, and Music by Elizabeth Swados
Directed By: Georgia McGill
Humanities Theatre

A touching and engaging musical comprised of song, dance, poetry and storytelling that speaks to lives of those who must run from home and family.

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

Friday, November 3 &10 at 7:30pm
Saturday, November 4 & 11 at 7:30pm
Thursday, November 9 at 10:15am & 7:30pm
Special $1.00 Matinee Wednesday, November 8 at 12:15pm

Our 2nd production opens in December:


By Stephanie K. Brownell
Directed By: C. Julian Jiménez
The Shadowbox Theatre

She Eats Apples is a nonlinear exploration of rape culture as seen through the eyes of four teenagers embroiled in the complexities of growing up.

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

Friday, December 1 & 8 at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 2 & 9 at 7:30pm
Thursday, December 7 at 7:30pm
Special $1.00 Matinee Wednesday, December 6 at 12:15pm

For a listing of our full 2017-18 season Click Here

QCC Theatre in the News

QCC 2017 Spring Presidential Lecture Series: "Playwriting as Activism: Advocacy through Authenticity"
A Lecture by Professor C. Julian Jiménez, Assistant Professor, 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. These stories and characters defy caricature, and through them Jimenez challenges stereotypes and the heteronormative white gaze. Stereotypes and bigotry are built on misunderstanding and archaic cultural myths. Jimenez will illustrate how theatrical voices can ignite a social revolution within audiences by presenting truthful depictions of often stereotyped, frequently ostracized and historically disenfranchised communities. He will discuss his methods of debunking cultural mythologies through the breaking of overused character tropes, theatrical structure, and traditional storytelling.
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Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Awards Queensborough Community College the Citizen Artist Award
Published February 24, 2017

Queensborough Community College has 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.
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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
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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.

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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.