About Us

A series of acting classes taught by Randy Carr at the Western Institute for Lifelong Learning (WILL) sparked the idea of forming a community theater in Silver City. Led by Phyllis McQuaide and her husband Jim — both seasoned community theater actors before moving to Silver City — several class members joined forces to create the Silver City Community Theater.  Phyllis was elected President and Jim a Vice President of the original SCCT Board of Directors. The McQuaides have since moved from Silver City for health reasons, but their positive influence remains with us. We also owe a debt of gratitude to Randy Carr and his wife Kathy Anderson for helping us “get the show on the road.”

In December 2014 the newly minted SCCT kicked off it's inaugural season with an original one-act comedy “A Twilight Christmas” written by Randy Carr, Jim Kelly, and Sharyn McDonald. The crowds braved the winter weather and filled the seats at Western New Mexico University’s Light Hall Theater. SCCT was on it’s way.

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Now a thriving community theater company with ever more productions under our belt, SCCT continues on our mission: to enrich, educate and entertain the Silver City and Grant County communities by providing a broad range of live theater experiences on a recurring, seasonal basis.

SCCT is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Phyllis McQuaide
James McQuaide
Jamille James
Marjie Alkire
Sally Hagel
Jim Kelly
Sharyn McDonald
Theresa Murphy
Billie Turrieta

SCCT Board of Directors
Ted Presler - President
Connie Downard - Vice President
Sally Hagel - Secretary
William Knuttinen - Treasurer
Linda Callendar
Tay Leeper
Thomas Leeper
Billie Turrieta
Raul Turrieta

Tom Hester


Get Involved with work, fun and frolic in all areas of production. Let us know how you would like to get involved - contact us: sccommunitytheatre@gmail.com

How about? Acting, Directing, Set Design and Construction, Costumes, Props, SCCT House Management, Stage Management, or other!

Privileges of membership:

  1. Free ticket to one SCCT production
  2. Invitation to the SCCT Annual Meeting
  3. Voting rights
  4. Supporting Live Theater in Silver City and Grant County

Annual Membership dues are $20.00
Send your check & Membership Form (PDF) to:
PO Box 402,
Silver City, NM 88062

or, join via your PayPal account or Credit Card

Become an SCCT Sponsor

with our Sponsor Form PDF

  • Platinum sponsorship - >$100
  • Gold sponsorship - $100
  • Silver sponsorship - $50
  • Bronze sponsorship - $25

Sponsorship helps make community theater possible.  We gratefully acknowledge our Sponsors in all SCCT playbills. SCCT is a 501(c)3 corporation; all donations are fully tax deductible.


Frost McGahey
Tom & Consuelo Hester
Town and Country Garden Club
Edward Jones-James Ed Hughs, AAMS


Morones & Knuttinen, LLC
Sharyn McDonald
Elaine Carlson
Susan T. Golightly
Carol Morrison & Larry McLaud
Shelia & Jim Sowder
Linda Gray


Lester & Carol Clendenning
Melvyn Gelb & Maryann Finn
Phoebe Lawrence
Sunny McFarren
Frances Vasquez
Silver Clock Company (Jayne McLaughlin)


Eric Ockerhausen
George & Kathleen Cassell
Gail Dunigan
Dr. Jerry Giedd
Hilltop Service LLC
Mountain Ridge Hardware, LLC
Laura Stiles
Suzanne & Richard Thompson

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