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Youth Theatre

Quinsigamond Youth Theatrical Company

Children's and Youth Theatre

Theatre with Music, For Grades 2 to 8

The Quinsigamond Youth Theatrical Company is a child-led, devised theatrical production for youth grades 2 to 8.

Pakachoag’s youth theatre program is made possible in partnership with Emanuel Lutheran Church located in Worcester’s Quinsigamond Village region.

The Company’s school year sessions are complete.  Please visit our Summer Theatre page for more information.

Fast Track Financial Aid remains available for Pakachoag partner students during the summer session.

Location

All rehearsals and shows take place at Emanuel Lutheran Church’s fellowship hall.  Plenty of off-street parking is available.  Building entrance and hall are handicap accessible.

Emanuel Lutheran Church
200 Greenwood Street
Worcester, MA  01607

Emanuel Lutheran is located on the edge of Quinsigamond Village / close to the Auburn town line, at the corner of Greenwood and Upland Streets close to Route 20/Rt. 146 interchange and I-290 at Holy Cross.

This collaboration is a non-denominational, community partnership.  Classes are entirely theater and music oriented.  Persons of any or no faith background are welcome.

Financial Aid

Fast track financial aid is available to Pakachoag partner students enrolled with:

  • Quinsigamond Elementary School
  • African Community Education / ACE
  • Elm Park Community School, Worcester
  • CENTRO
  • Black Excellence Academy / BEA
 

Not sure if you qualify? email admin@pakmusic.org.  

Theater fast-track financial aid is made available thanks to the generous support of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation.

If you are not a partner enrollee but need tuition assistance, please complete our traditional application: Financial Aid Web Page.

More About Quinsigamond Youth Theatrical Company

What To Expect

Quinsigamond Youth Theatrical Company’s children’s and youth theater class is a theater WITH music program vs. traditional “musical theater”.

Our collaborative program provides young theatre enthusiasts the opportunity to:

  • Work as part of a team
  • Learn basic stage directions
  • Develop basic skills for off- or on-stage expression and vocal projection
  • Learn to complement expression with music and movement

Parts are assigned by the Director, according to student experience and ability.

Not comfortable on-stage?  That is OK.  We have openings for stage hands and scenery designers.

For this program, we do not schedule make-ups for teacher sickness or bad weather (except for the winter production date) as rehearsals are set around the performance date.

About The Instructor

Bellalorraine Carey-Hicks graduated from Worcester State University with a dual degree in Theatre and English. She has experience in acting, design, stage management, and directing.

Ms. Carey-Hicks has served on the regional Student Advisory Board of KCACTF (Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival) as a founding member in support of equity, accessibility, and inclusivity within regional educational theatre. She has participated in applied theatre workshops in partnership with the Worcester Public Transitions Program, as well as in the design and stagecraft disciplines at the Hanover Theater Conservatory’s (a Pakachoag partner) youth programming.

About The ELC Partnership

Known as a community gathering place, Emanuel Lutheran Church (ELC) has a rich, longstanding history of serving the Worcester Quinsigamond Village community and surrounding towns for 125 years.  Visit ELC on Facebook here.

Pakachoag Music School has been providing quality out-of-school music learning and enrichment for 40 years, first in Auburn, and now in Worcester.  The School serves families from over 40 different cities/towns throughout Central Mass.

Pakachoag currently also offers Music Together classes at Emanuel Lutheran on Saturday mornings.

"From a happy and entertained set of parents and grandparents, as well as a delightedly involved kiddo, thank you so much for a great camp / theater experience!! We were all quite amazed at what you were able to accomplish, with such creativity and camper contributions, in such a short time. thank you and bravo!!"