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. We are all here to learn.

Become a Theatre Major

or, take a theatre course. Most all theatre courses are open to all Queensborough students & can serve as electives in any major. Courses include Acting I & II, Stagecraft I & II, Voice & Speech for the Actor, Movement for the Actor, Stage Makeup, Costume Construction, Stage Management, Writing for the Screen, & Introduction to Theatre.

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

Stay Involved

JOIN: studenttheatre@qcc.cuny.edu email & request to be placed on the list. If you are a theatre major, your QCC Student Email account, will automatically be placed on the listserv. You do not need to send request.

Drama Society, Student Club

Meetings & Activities: Meeting are usually held weekly, during Club Hours (Wednesday 12:10pm-2:00pm) & are annouced through the Drama Society Student Email List, & the Student Listserv, to your QCC Student Email account.

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, or to get involved, contact Drama Society Faculty Advisor, Professor Jones VJones@qcc.cuny.edu

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

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

Stage Managers & Ushers, contact Professor Jones VJones@qcc.cuny.edu

Ushers see productions for FREE. Arrive 45 minutes before the play begins and check in with the house manager who will give you duties to assist the audience in finding their seats, receiving their programs, finding the restroom, etc. Ushers may also guard areas that the audience should not access, such as backstage space. Ushers must be dressed in our department dress code of white top, black bottoms. You are representing our department. A friendly and welcoming demeanor is important for the audience to feel invited into the world of the play. 

Usher sign-up list is posted outside the Theatre Department office during Tech Week.

All "work calls" announced via the Student Listserv, to your QCC Student Email account.

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF)

Festival 54: Winter 2022. Info to be announced, Fall 2021.

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.

Opportunity announced in the fall via the Student Listserv, to your QCC Student Email account.

For more information, contact Professor Yonker LYonker@qcc.cuny.edu

Explore KCACTF Region II

Free Theatre Tickets

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

Ticket opportunities are announced via the Student Listserv, to your QCC Student Email account, & are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

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, & more.

Workshops are are announced via the Student Listserv, to your QCC Student Email account.

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 the Student Listserv, to your QCC Student Email account.

Explore Global Citizenship Alliance

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

Serve on the Queensborough Student Association

Student government is an entity that was created to provide students the experience and training in the democratic form of the government. This group of students is charged with the duty of continuously expanding and coordinating a program of student activities, to stimulate interest and support in the development, assessment and execution of educational, social, cultural and recreational programs, to develop communication amongst students, administration and faculty. In effect, to represent the best interests of the general student body. Student government also known as the QSA (Queensborough Student Association) Executive Board is composed of the following voting members- President, Executive Vice President, Administrative Vice President, Programming Vice President, Vice President for Evening Students, Vice President for Part-time Students and Treasurer, and other positions.

Election cycle begins in the spring semester.

Opportunity announced in the spring via the Student Listserv, to your QCC Student Email account.

Explore Queensborough Student Association

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

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 $85 processing fee. This is a paid position ($). The program is led by Professors McGill, Adair, and the College Now Program.

Opportunity announced in the spring via the Student Listserv, to your QCC Student Email account.

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 the Student Listserv, to your QCC Student Email account.

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 faculty, and other theatre majors. We will provide you with all information you need for an exciting and successful academic year.

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

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

Event held in the 1st 2 weeks of the fall semester.
Announced in the summer via the Student Listserv, to your QCC Student Email account.

Campus Cultural Centers

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

The KHC uses 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.