What is PQPC?
Peter Quince is a nonprofit theatre company, recognized as charitable organization, which exists for the purpose of providing young people with the opportunity to take on responsibility and leadership at an early age. All of our members are between the ages of 12 and 23: from the board of directors to the production staff to the actors and musicians.
Who is "Peter Quince"?
"Peter Quince" is a character in Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream. He leads an acting troupe composed of his friends to entertain the royalty. He worked under stressful and adverse conditions much like theatre groups today.
How does PQPC support themselves?
There is no hidden board providing Peter Quince with funding or instructions. We operate independently, conducting our own fundraisers, selling ads, and seeking out sponsors andgrants. However, Peter Quince could not survive without the donations and generosity of the community members.
Quince has been the dream and experience that all young theater people should do. Even though at times, we may be looked as, as "just a bunch of kids", we're a bunch of "kids" who have had more fun in a summer of theater, then maybe some people have in a year. When I think of Quince, I smile. It makes me proud to say I'm a member of this company.