DAVENPORT, IOWA (September 29, 2021) — Thursday, October 7, 7:30PM, River Music Experience and Quad City Arts will present a free concert by the internationally-recognized drummer and composer Paa Kow (pronounced “Pah-Ko”) in the Redstone Room at 129 N Main Street, Davenport.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 21, 2021) — River Music Experience, along with other local businesses and nonprofits that make their home in the historic Redstone building, 129 N Main Street, Davenport, Iowa, will be celebrating the start of the summer with their first outdoor concert of the year, along with a building wide Open House event, and welcoming of our newest tenants, Underground Economy and Zeke’s Island Café.

QUAD CITIES (February 8, 2019) — Applications are now open for the 2019 Quad City Arts Metro Arts Youth Apprenticeship program.

Quad City Arts is pleased to announce Arts Dollars grants for the 2019 cycle. Applications are welcome from individual artists, K-12 schools, and non-profit organizations partnering with artists. All art forms are eligible. Since 1990, Quad City Arts has supported the local art community by awarding more than $1,000,000 in grants to local artists, non-profit organizations, and schools.

After receiving dozens of national and local entries for its second-annual contest, the QC Theatre Workshop will present the six winners and finalists in the 2018 Susan Glaspell Playwriting Festival during a special two-part event, with readings of three different scripts performed at 7:30 p.m. on both Friday, February 9, and Saturday, February 10.

Quad City Arts is pleased to announce Arts Dollar$ grants for the 2018 cycle. Applications are welcome from individual artists, K-12 schools, and non-profit organizations partnering with artists. All art forms are eligible. In 2018, Quad City Arts will grant more than $90,000 to local artists and organizations. The application process is competitive, and applicants are encouraged to apply before the deadline.

Added Performances for Broken 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

For the first production in the company's sixth season, Davenport's QC Theatre Workshop will present a world-premiere drama: author Aaron Randolph III's Broken, running August 25 through September 10.

WHAT: Poetry Out Loud Regional Recitation Contest - free & open to the public

WHEN: Saturday, February 25 at 1:00 PM

WHERE: Annawan High School, 501 W. South St, Annawan, IL

Just two-and-a-half years ago, the QC Theatre Workshop was founded by a small group of passionate artists who believed that the Quad Cities deserves intimate, powerful, and accessible theatre. Thanks to your support, we have been able to make that happen!

Not only have thousands of our community members experienced our productions, but many of you have decided to support our work with generous donations. So far this season, we have raised more than $4,000! For a small company like ours, this is a big step. But there's so much more to do.

The best way to make great theatre is by hiring professional artists. Theatre is a massively time-consuming endeavor, and hiring artists not only allows a company to support local talent, but it provides a higher quality theatrical experience to you, our community.

Thanks to your support...
the QC Theatre Workshop is now a professional theatre company!

Beginning with our next production - A Steady Rain - all Workshop actors, staff, and designers will be paid for their time and talents. Initially, these stipends will be very small, as we simply do not have the financial ability to pay artists what they're worth...yet! But this is an important step, and as we grow our financial resources - with your help - we will increase these stipends and continue to secure the brightest talents in the Quad Cities.

Think of what we have accomplished so far with an all-volunteer staff...

  • the dynamic two-man drama RED
  • the groundbreaking and powerful locally-written A Green River
  • the heartwarming and heartbreaking concert revue Last Call
  • the wacky and hilarious blockbuster Bat Boy: The Musical

...and those are just four of the ten shows we have presented, all under our "Pay What It's Worth" ticket pricing policy, which guarantees every member of our community equal access to theatre, regardless of financial means.

Just think of what we can accomplish as a professional theatre company!

The future is bright for the Workshop. We're glad you're along for the ride!

Tyson Danner

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