All QG students have opportunities to participate in Drama Club and to audition for evening performances. Drama Club meetings are usually twice each month.
The QG Theatre Program hosts a one act play in the fall, a playwriting contest in the winter, and a performance of student written, student directed plays in the spring. As the program grows we would consider doing larger performances such as a musical or full-length play. Drama Club students are strongly encouraged to audition or support evening performances as stage managers.
Drama Club activities range widely and are based on the interests of current students. Past activities have included group theatre games, improv games, tech theatre challenges, playwriting challenges, gore make-up, stage make-up and scene painting techniques.
Fine Arts Major
The major program at QG was piloted during the 2017-2018 school year to provide more opportunities for students to receive recognition at graduation beyond the traditional honor societies already offered.
In order to earn a major by graduation, students take a combination of predetermined electives and complete outside of school requirements. QG students have opportunities to earn a variety of majors within the Fine Arts department. Some other departments offer majors as well.
International Thespian Society
Theatre students who are active in the QG Theatre Program can be inducted into International Thespian Society, an honor organization for middle and high school students recognizing student achievement in theatre arts.
International Thespian Society (ITS) is a program of the Educational Theatre Association and was established in 1929. There are currently thespian troupes at more than 4,200 affiliated schools across America, Canada and abroad. QG has had an active troupe of ITS since the 2015-2016 school year.
To be inducted, students must earn 10 points, with each point representing 10 hours of excellent theatrical work. Students may also receive a star for each 10 points earned above the 10 induction points. Most inductees at QG complete the requirements to be inducted by their sophomore or junior year.
National Honor Society for Dance Arts
Dance students who are active in the QG Dance Program for several years can be inducted into National Honor Society for Dance Arts, an honor organization recognizing outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in students studying dance.
National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) is a program of the National Dance Education Organization and was established in 2005. To date, there are close to 1000 chapters in the US and over 10,000 students have been inducted. QG has had an active chapter of NHSDA since the 2017-2018 school year.
To be inducted, students must earn 30 points, with each point representing 45 hours of excellent work in the field of dance. Students must also demonstrate above average character and have a GPA of at least a 3.0 at the time of induction. Students may also receive a star for each 10 points earned above the 10 induction points. Most inductees at QG complete the requirements to be inducted by their junior or senior year.