In 1966 Terry Domschke began teaching Drama and English at Elgin Community College and eventually became the Director of Theater of ECC until he retired in 1999. During the 1970s, Domschke took up directing, working with the Hemmens Summer Repertory and Encore Musical Theater. In the 1980s he worked with professional ensembles Synquest Plays, Renaissance Repertory Theatre and Watch Theatre Company and its student ensemble Pocket Watch, among others. He produced plays for Larkin High School and Elgin Academy. He also helmed professional productions at Janus and at Steel Beam Theatre in St. Charles. Domschke was the artist director of three different companies: Janus Theatre Company, Synquest Players, as well as
Renaissance Repertory Theatre.