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QC Theatre Workshop Debuts a Pulitzer Winner with Topdog/Underdog

November 4th, 2018

For the second presentation in its 2018-19 season, the QC Theatre Workshop will follow its recent hit Dead Man’s Cell Phone with the area debut of the widely adored, Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog. Running November 8 through 18, this 2001 work by Suzan-Lori Parks – the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer for Drama – is a riveting showcase for its two leading men, and a two-time Tony Award nominee that, according to the New York Times, “vibrates with the clamor of big ideas, audaciously and exuberantly expressed.”   Topdog/Underdog will be presented at the... Read More

Get Whipped Up For Venus In Fur

March 16th, 2018

QC Theatre Workshop is at it again. This time with the steamy dark comedy, ‘Venus in Fur’. The group is now presenting a Tony Award-winning dark comedy of desire, gamesmanship, and shifting power dynamics. ‘Venus in Fur’ will be showing at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday Mar 16-17 and Mar 23-24 and 3 p.m. on Sunday Mar 18 and Mar 25 at 1730 Wilkes Ave., Davenport. Doors open 15 minutes prior to showtime. This play contains mature content that may be inappropriate for young viewers. ‘Venus in Fur’ opens on writer/director Thomas Novachek as he attempts to cast his stage adaptation of an... Read More

Submissions Open for the 2nd Annual Susan Glaspell Playwriting Festival

September 10th, 2017

As a theatre based in her hometown of Davenport, Iowa, the QC Theatre Workshop believes in the importance of sharing and sustaining Susan Glaspell’s historic legacy. To this end, the Workshop presents the 2nd Annual Susan Glaspell Playwriting Festival, which presents original works by local and national playwrights. The Susan Glaspell Playwriting Award is given annually to the winner of the national category, and is accompanied by a monetary prize. Additional awards and monetary prizes are given to the winner of the local adult and youth categories. Susan Glaspell was born in Davenport, Iowa... Read More

QCTW Adds Encore Shows For ‘Broken’

September 6th, 2017

After selling out the initial three-weekend run of performances of the world-premiere of Aaron Randolph’s Broken the QC Theatre Workshop has added three additional performances to meet the high demand – one of which has already sold out. Broken, produced in partnership with Braking Traffik and supported by a grant from the Regional Development Authority, has wowed audiences and critics alike, and the Workshop has already received requests from other organizations around the country that fight human trafficking for information about the play, and possible production in cities as far away as... Read More

Heartfelt and Hard-Hitting ‘Broken’ Comes To QCTW

August 31st, 2017

QC Theatre Workshop has released their first production in their sixth season. Broken. Broken, a screenplay written by Aaron Randolph III and directed by Tyson Danner, is a heartfelt and emotional look at human trafficking and how it affects those touched by it. Broken focuses on the life of a young woman whose first romance leads to a nightmarish world of confusion, desperation and violence. The production follows this young woman throughout several years and while it presents a serious undertone, there will be plenty of comedy, joy and hope. Performances of Broken will continue through Sep 10.... Read More

QCTW Presenting Drama By Pulitzer Prize Winning QC Writer

August 18th, 2016

For the first production in its fifth season of stage entertainment, the QC Theatre Workshop will turn back the clock for its dramatic presentation Inheritors, running August 19 through September 4. Written by Davenport native Susan Glaspell, whose Alison’s House won the 1931 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Inheritors’ original New York Times review called it a work that “stands firm and skillfully distinguishes the false from the true social values,” and Glaspell’s 1921 play proves just as relevant in 2016 as it must have been nearly a century ago. Inheritors will be presented... Read More