Quincy Outdoor Theater Project

Creating Opportunities for the Performing Arts

Pictured: Virginia Ekonen with a quilt she made and donated to the Leap Day Spaghetti Feed silent auction. 

Plumas Performing Arts serves as the fiscal sponsor for the Quincy Outdoor Theater Project. The Quincy Outdoor Theater Project has been an effort spearheaded by Tristan McMichael since 2019. The goal is to construct an outdoor performing arts venue to be available for the community to use at Dame Shirley Plaza.  

McMichael initially met with staff from the County to see if the project would be feasible. After receiving their feedback, he chose to proceed with the project. In his efforts to get this project off the ground, Tristan has met with and maintained communication the County Planning and Building Department as well as the Plumas County Board of Supervisors. 

In 2020, McMichael teamed up with Mike Miller (Chef Mike) to raise funds for the permitting process with the Leap Day Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser. The event was a huge success with amazing support from the community and raised $3,000 for the project. In December of 2020 Ken Roper finished creating the plans for the theater, donating his time to the project. 


In 2021, Tristan recieved approval to enter the permitting process from the Plumas County Board of Supervisors. 


In 2022, McMichael has continued working with the Planning and Building Departments to prepare to submit the plans for approval. Once the plans are approved, the project can begin construction. 


Currently, the project is stalled because we are waiting for the Plumas County Board of Supervisors to make a clear decision as to whether or not a new courthouse will be built at the proposed location of Dame Shirley Plaza. Should they move forward with the new courthouse, our proposed backup plan is to construct the theater at Gansner Park.


If you would like to support the project, you can click the donate button on this website and donate under the Quincy Outdoor Theater section. Additionally, Chef Mike is spearheading an honorary mayor fundraiser for the theater. For more information click the "Honorary Mayor Application" above!