Courses – Fall 2022 / Visual and Performing Arts


The courses listed below, in the general area of visual and performing arts, are currently offered at Quest.

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ACTING WORKSHOP

Coordinators: Roy Clary, John Spiegel

The class includes exercises and improvisations. Members also work on monologues and scenes. Emphasis is on the importance of relationships and relating to objects to achieve a greater reality in creating a character.

ARTISTS AND THEIR WORK

Coordinators: Linda Downs, Lynnel Garabedian, Bob Reiss, Ellen Shapiro

“Artists and Their Work” is an art history course that explores the lives and work of artists throughout the world.

CLASSIC ROCK ALBUMS

Coordinators: Steve Koenig, Wayne Cotter

Each session focuses on one album by a band or solo artist and is enriched by related tracks from the band’s career or works by others that shed light on the album.

COMEDY & SATIRE

Coordinators: Wayne Cotter, Leslie Goldman, Michael Wellner

Here we explore why, when, and how we laugh.

CONTEMPORARY OPERA

Coordinators: Steve Koenig, Frieda Lipp, Victor Brener

At each session, we view a different opera and engage in a lively discussion of the text, staging, medium and score.

CREATIVE WORKSHOP

Coordinators: Mary Ann Donnelly, Beth Callender

Whether you think of yourself as creative or not, these interactive classes will help unlock abilities you may not have known you had.

FOLK MUSIC

Coordinators: Bob Gottfried, Ellen Gottfried

We look at folk music in the USA through the songs of folk singers.

GREAT PLAYS

Coordinators: Roy Clary, Wayne Cotter, Frieda Lipp

Important American and European plays are presented. Each session begins with a brief biography of the playwright followed by a “staged reading” of the play. The audience is encouraged to share their insights.

INDIE FILMS

Coordinators: Howard Salik, Marian Friedmann, Bobbie Gold, Brenda Zusman

For Questers who love movies, “Indie Films” is a perfect fit. If you’ve seen a movie that is worthy of class discussion, email us with details.

ORAL INTERPRETATION OF POETRY

Coordinators: Art Spar, Roy Clary, Mary Ann Donnelly, Sheryl Harawitz

In a fun, creative, and supportive environment, poetry will come alive as participants read it aloud and interpret it. Class leaders will introduce an engaging list of poets.