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Karla Boos

Karla Boos founded Quantum Theatre in 1990 and serves as Artistic Director. The company creates adventurous productions of contemporary theater from around the world or stages updated classics in innovative performance sites all over the city, and frequently makes original work. Boos often directs or acts for the company, recently directing Astor Piazzolla's Maria de Buenos Aires. Other recent works under her leadership at Quantum include the world premieres of Fat Beckett by Gab Gody; Rita Reis, her original adaptation of The End of the Affair directed by Martin Giles; and The Electric Baby by Stefanie Zadravec, directed by Daniella Topol. Quantum has toured to the Festival de Oto–o in Madrid, and its work has been featured in American Theatre Magazine, Stage Directions Magazine, and Live Design. Boos has won awards locally, including a Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Creative Achievement Award, Pittsburgh Magazine Harry Schwalb Excellence in the Arts Award, and a University of Pittsburgh Freddy Award. She is a member of the National Theatre Conference, a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh, a Women and Girls Foundation "Women in the Material World" designee and a New Hazlett Theatre honoree for "Women in the Arts: Founders, Pioneers, Instigators."

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Making Work
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Making Work

4 June 2012

Karla Boos discusses theatre in Pittsburgh, and the relationship between playwrights and directors.