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This is a rendering of the proposed outdoor theater for Dame Shirley Plaza in Quincy. Tristan McMichael began this project as part of his senior project while still at Quincy Junior-Senior High School. Rendering by Tina Thorman

The Quincy Outdoor Theater Project is back 


The Quincy Outdoor Theater Project is beginning to move forward after being stalled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the devastating Dixie Fire. Tristan McMichael began this effort in 2019 as an early senior project during his time at Quincy Junior-Senior High School with the ultimate goal of constructing a community outdoor performance venue at Dame Shirley Plaza.

McMichael, with the assistance of the community, began to navigate the county processes until he ultimately gained unanimous support from the Plumas County Board of Supervisors to enter the permitting process for the project. He teamed up with Mike Miller to host a benefit fundraiser in February 2020 to help with the costs of permitting fees. While navigating the county processes, McMichael was assisted by Ken Roper, who donated his time to create the plans for the theater.

The Quincy Outdoor Theater Project is aiming to submit its plans to the building department by Dec. 30th of this year! Once they are approved, the project can begin construction, which is where community support is needed. If you are interested in helping fund the construction of the theater, you can donate at plumasperformingarts.org under the Quincy Outdoor Theater tab of the donation page. Additionally, the project is looking for licensed subcontractors who would be willing to donate their labor and time toward the construction of the theater. If you or anyone you know may be interested please reach out to [email protected] or the project’s Facebook or Instagram @QuincyOutdoorTheater!

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