“Quantum’s audience is made up of the most adventurous of folks—people willing to go having no idea what they’ll see, and frequently to a place they’ve never been,” Karla Boos tells American Theatre magazine. 

In an article for American Theatre‘s “Know a Theatre” series, its editors chose to spotlight Pittsburgh’s own Quantum Theatre on Highland Avenue.

The piece features an interview with Quantum’s founder and artistic director, Karla Boos. The discussion is a useful get-to-know-you session for those not familiar with Quantum, as well as an informative history of the theatre for those who already enjoy its productions.

Boos speaks to the inspiration she acquires from the city, the theatre’s faithful and energetic audience (of which she says, “They’ve been rained on, frozen, and boiled”), as well as what the theatre is working on now.

“Very next up is Aditi Brennan Kapil’s play Brahman/I, first in her Displaced Hindu Gods Trilogy, to be directed by Shishir Kurup and starring Sanjiv Jhaveri. It’s completely exciting—what great and unusual writing and thinking! And then my beloved All the Names, that one I’m working on as an artist in the team,” says Boos.

Ever wonder what Boos considers to be the strangest thing she’s put on a stage? You can find out here.

American Theatre magazine is the nation’s only generally-circulated publication that focuses solely on theatre.

Rebekah Zook is a Duquesne grad and all-around story-telling enthusiast. A former fellow at WESA, she worked as a production assistant for their daily talk show. Most recently, she taught in the Propel Charter School system as a visiting artist. When she isn’t writing, Rebekah is a trip leader for the local non-profit organization Venture Outdoors. You can usually find her in a bright yellow kayak.