Our Supporters

Our partners and sponsors are passionate about their involvement with Queens Theatre and we couldn’t be more pleased with their continuous support. These companies help provide us to ensure that we provide world-class performing arts to the most diverse county in the nation.

Over the years, Con Edison has worked to support a wide array of initiatives at Queens Theatre. Everything from a new look for Queens Theatre’s website to sponsorships of QT staples like the 2011 holiday series to new bringing new work like Heat Wave: The Jack Cole Project and Ella.  Con Edison’s show of support reinforces their commitment to enrich the quality of life of all New Yorkers.

Today, Con Edison operates one of the world’s largest and most complex — yet most reliable — energy delivery systems, in the world’s most dynamic marketplace. As we look to the challenges of the future, Con Edison can count on one advantage that no other company has — the energy of New York.

Delta is the official airline sponsor of Queens Theatre. This partnership allows Queens Theatre to fly in artists from around the country, as well as the world.  The ability to do this without extra costs is another way Queens Theatre can keep ticket prices low to these top-notch presentations for Queens’ diverse audience. Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year.

With its unsurpassed global network, Delta and the Delta Connection®  carriers offer service to more than 340 destinations in nearly 60 countries on six continents.

Institutional Giving

The generous support of the businesses, corporations and foundations that call New York City home is another integral piece of the Queens Theatre annual budget.  Our business partners have the opportunity to reach an incredibly desirable demographic group: the most diverse the country.  Queens  also shows the second highest rate of growth of all the boroughs of New York City. A partnership with the premier venue for the Performing Arts in Queens can be beneficial to your business, to your employees and to your clientele. 

 

Workplace Giving

Many public and private employers participate in workplace giving campaigns that allow employees to contribute to their favorite charities through payroll deductions. Check with your employer’s human resources or personnel office for more details. Many organizations will also match charitable contributions made by employees. Check with your employer to see if your gift to Queens Theatre can be matched - or perhaps even doubled or tripled - by your employer. Then forward your employer’s matching gift form to Queens Theatre along with your donation.

Gifts of Stock

Queens Theatre welcomes gifts of stock, bonds, and other appreciated assets.

Planned Giving

If you care about the community where you live and want to make a lasting impression, then please consider making a gift through your estate to our endowment fund.

Endowment gifts, capital grants, bequests and other types of planned gifts help provide long-term financial stability for the institution and enhance our ability to undertake expansion of our artistic programming and the restoration and renovation of our landmark building. Types of projects to which gifts may be earmarked include: free performances, artists-in-residence, education and outreach activities, commission fees, physical plant improvements, and unrestricted operating support.

By remembering Queens Theatre in your estate plan you help to ensure that this resource will continue to serve future generations.

Individual & Planned Giving

Since its founding in 1989, Queens Theatre has been embraced by a generous community of donors committed to supporting the premier venue for the performing arts in Queens.  Each year, a substantial portion of our budget is comprised of the donations of hundreds of individuals and families.  The direct support of the members of our audiences and of our neighbors in the community is a true testament to the success.

Make A Monthly Gift
You can provide consistent, sustainable support for Queens Theatre programs through monthly donations that can be automatically charged to your credit or debit card each month. You can cancel your monthly gift at any time. 
Monthly & Tribute Gift
Celebrate the memory of a loved one by making a donation in their name. When your gift is received, Queens Theatre will promptly send an acknowledgment to whomever you designate, notifying them of your thoughtful donation.

Education - QTEd

New Play Development

New American Voices (NAV), Queens Theatre's renowned new play development program, is dedicated to supporting writers who represent the rich cultural diversity of the evolving populations of the borough of Queens, New York City and the United States.  Since its inception in 2002, approximately one hundred new works have received Play Readings, Showcases and Full Productions on Queens Theatre's three stages (click here for a full list). Audiences have the unique opportunity to participate directly in the development process through post-show discussions with the playwrights, directors and actors. 

Unlike many New York City play development programs, which present Play Readings to industry insiders, New American Voices’ audiences are a diverse and dedicated group of theatergoers who cross ethnic, economic, and generational lines. Many writers whose early drafts or premiere productions of their work were presented through NAV have gone on to prominent careers in theatre, including Kristoffer Diaz, Qui Nguyen, Heather Raffo, Rajiv Joseph, Saviana Stanescu, Caridad Svich, Cori Thomas, Thomas Bradshaw, Lloyd Suh, Yusef El Guindi and Lauren Yee.

All readings are free of charge, but reservations are strongly encouraged. 

 

New American Voices Submission Policies

The 2017 Submissions Window is June 1 to September 30. 

Queens Theatre is committed to providing opportunities for all writers, regardless of age or experience. We do not require that a writer has representation, or that scripts are submitted through an agent. However, we only accept submission of plays which respond directly to our Mission Statement, below. Additionally, each year, the type of plays we are looking for is subject to change..

During the 2017 Submission Window, Queens Theatre is looking for new work by Middle Eastern and African writers only.

New American Voices Mission Statement: NAV accepts submissions of unpublished plays, giving preference to unproduced work by emerging minority writers and underrepresented voices. We are particularly interested in plays which reflect contemporary issues from various perspectives including race, culture, language, disability, nationality and gender. We accept full-length plays only, at least 70 minutes. No children's shows, and please, one play per writer during each submission window. We are not considering musical submissions at this time.

Depending on the playwrights’ goals, and the developmental needs of the script, each selected NAV play receives a Reading, a Showcase Production, or a Full Production. 

Email a letter of inquiry, synopsis, cast breakdown, resume and production history to Director of New Play Development Rob Urbinati Development at roburbinati@gmail.com. In the subject line, be sure to include the following: “NAV Submission,” and the title of the play. Please do not send unsolicited scripts.  Allow one year for response. Page samples may be requested following an email inquiry. 

 

For a full list of New American Voices productions, readings and showcases, click here

Summer Performance Program

 

Show Stoppers: Summer Musical Theatre Program

Rising young stars will create and perform an original pocket-sized musical play in just two weeks!  Our program takes students through the entire of process of creating a musical play from auditions to writing and rehearsing, culminating in a performance on our Mainstage. Working with our professional and dynamic teaching artists, students will engage their imaginations, study the process of theatre and work together as an ensemble to put on a production of their own design during this exciting and comprehensive summer experience. 

 

QT Show Stoppers Summer Musical Theatre Program is open to all kids – no experience in the performing arts is needed to join in the fun. Acceptance into the program is on a first come-first served basis. Auditions for roles will take place once the session has begun. Space is limited so register today! We are offering two 2-week sessions.

 

Registration for Queens Theatre's Summer Musical Theatre Program opens March 1, 2017.

 

New This Summer!  Show Stoppers has opened a 3rd session!!

 

Click Here to Register Online 

 

Contact Director of Education Richard Hinojosa at rhinojosa@queenstheatre.org if you have any questions regarding our Summer Performance Program.

 

 

 

Available Discounts

Early Registration Discount

Register before April 30 and we’ll waive the registration fee

 

Sibling Discount

Save an additional $25 per child for registering sibling

 

Bring a Friend Discount

Register your child and refer a friend to receive a $25 discount per session  
(Friend’s registration is required for discount) (Limit 4)

 

Registration/Cancellation Policies

Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for all sessions. A 50% deposit (plus the $15 registration fee) is required upon registration in order to reserve a space in the program. Full payment is due by June 27th for all sessions. All cancelation requests must be submitted in writing to rhinojosa@queenstheatre.org.  Students withdrawing from a session must cancel at least two weeks prior to the start date to receive a full refund (minus the $15 registration fee). Students withdrawing from a session less than two weeks prior to the start date will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be granted after the start of the session, regardless of attendance. Queens Theatre reserves the right to cancel any session that does not meet minimum enrollment requirements. If the session does not meet our enrollment requirements all payments will be refunded to pre-registered parties in that session.

 

 

 

 

Show Shoppers

Program Days

Monday - Friday

Primary Program Hours

9:30am - 4pm
(Students bring their own lunch)

Early Drop Off

9am - 9:30am (No Charge)

Extended Day

4pm - 6pm (Mon-Thurs Only)

Extended Day Pricing

Monday - Thursday:
$20 per day or $60 per week per child

Program Age Group

7 to 12 years old

Program Pricing (Per Child)

One Session: $600 for a two week session
Two Sessions: $500 per two week session ($1,000 total)

Program Registration Fee

$15 per child

Program Dates

Session One

July 10, 2017 to July 21, 2017

Session Two

July 24, 2017 to August 4, 2017

Session Three

August 7, 2017 to August 18, 2017

 

 

 

Main Stage Theatre

At 472 seats, our Mainstage Theatre has the ability to make each of your guests feel like they have the best seat in the house. Renovated in 1993, the Mainstage features a proscenium/thrust stage, lavish legroom and an intimate feel that make this the perfect venue for your next seminar, product launch or full theatrical production.

Studio Theatre

This 90-seat, “black box”-style theatre is a flexible space outfitted with stage lighting and sound equipment that can assist in taking your event to new heights. Capable of hosting everything from a lecture or workshop to an intimate theatrical production with proscenium, thrust or in-the-round seating.

Cabaret

Dark tones and adjustable lighting create a swanky setting for a private VIP event, pre– or post-show reception or company cocktail party. This hot spot, with its built-in bar and  exible seating, can turn your next birthday party or business presentation into an event to remember. Seating Capacity: 60. 

The Lobby

Built in 2010, our award-winning glass-walled lobby, with its sweeping views of Flushing Meadows Corona Park, provides the perfect spot for any gathering. With an open floor plan, Italian marble floors and sleek modern design, this bright, airy, 2,800 square foot space can accommodate sit-down dinners, cocktail receptions and more.

Rentals

Four versatile spaces that together can accommodate virtually any private event, including corporate meetings and business conferences,weddings, dance recitals, film screenings, lectures, receptions, concerts, workshops and more.

Easily accessible by all major highways that traverse Queens as well as the MTA #7 Flushing Line and various bus routes. Centrally located between LaGuardia and JFK Airports. ADA compliant. Ample convenient, and free parking. Comfortably heated and air conditioned.

Queens Theatre’s skilled technicians and courteous staff will work with you to make your event successful and one you will not forget.

For more detailed information and a complete listing of our available inventory, please contact :

Connie Baker
Email: cbaker@queenstheatre.org
Phone: 347-472-3724

Board of Directors

Frances A. Resheske | President

Tracy Capune | Vice President

Gary Kesner | Vice President

Bruce Levine | Treasurer

Mark Misk | Secretary

 

Georgiana Benatti | Member

Steve Chen | Member

Linda DeSabato | Member

Salvatore DiMartino | Member

Ana Oliveira | Member

Alfonso Quiroz Member

Louis Vlahos | Member

New York City Mayor Bill de BlasioEx-Officio Member

Commissioner Tom FinkelpearlEx-Officio Member

Queens Borough President Melinda KatzEx-Officio Member

Commissioner Dorothy LewandowskiEx-Officio Member

 

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