Theatre Quest

Putting Teens and Theatre Together

What Is Theatre Quest?

Theatre Quest is a theatre interest group sponsored by the Chattanooga Theatre Centre for the purpose of preparing teens for future study or a vocation in the theatre. Theatre Quest strives to provide its members theatre experiences and opportunities they would not normally get in their schools or the community at large. By doing so, members gain a broader understanding of the potential and power of theatre.

Who Can Be a Member?

Any young person between the ages of 13 and 19 can be a member of Theatre Quest. Members must attend regular membership meetings and be involved in at least one major event throughout the year.

When Are the Meetings?

General membership meetings are the first Monday of every month (Sept. – May) at 7:00 PM, unless it falls on a holiday.

What Kinds of Activities Does Theatre Quest Do?

Theatre Quest activities vary from year to year, but they are always theatrical in nature and geared to increasing the members understanding of, and ability to do theatre. Here are a few past Theatre Quest projects:

Alphabet Plays (One to two plays per year, three Saturdays) – Created by members for pre-school and early school aged children, these plays focus on words beginning with the specified letter of the alphabet. In the form of a sketch comedy show, the players use 30 words in 30 minutes. If they can’t get through them all, someone gets a pie in the face.


The next (and final) Alphabet Play is the Z Play! we’ll be hosting the Zenith of this 26-part project on Saturdays, April 27, May 4, and May 11 at 10:30AM.

Click here for tickets!



Sounds Confusing? Here’s a video of  The W Play, The X Play, and the Y Play

We occasionally use video segments in our live Alphabet play performances. Check out some videos from past plays

Silent B

Dancing in the Dark


How to Make a Capital N

Double N

The Unauthorized History of the Letter W




Selections from Covid Shorts

Short videos made during the COVID lockdown

Made by Trinity

Sydney – Fruit

Lee – Arithmetic

Zoe – Tip for Memorizing Lines

Trinity – Tip for Memorizing Lines

Cora Grace and Julianna

Julianna – Future Self


Coffeehouse Cabaret (one to two selected Fridays during the year) – An evening of comedy and music created by the members. Admission is free with a fee for drinks and desserts. Next Coffeehouse is Friday, April .

Play to be determined –Whether an original piece or an original re-mix of classic theatre, this play is produced entirely by Theatre Quest members.

How Do You Join Theatre Quest?

To join, you need only come to one of the general membership meetings on the first Monday of the month (2nd Monday in September) at 7 pm. You may also email us here, or call the director of education, Chuck Tuttle at 267-8538, ext. 313.