Quantum conducts a high school residency project as a key activity in a range of educational programs. A teaching artist goes weekly into four inner-city high schools to help students interpret a classic play, a piece of literature, or an historical event in their own, contemporary terms. They work while Quantum’s artists are producing their similarly contemporary and unique interpretation of a play. The students use dialogue, rap music, and dance to express themes and characters, and come together to perform for each other and the professionals at a Quantum rehearsal in its unusual project location. They return to see the finished show at a special matinee. The Program teaches creative thinking skills, animates English and History curricula, and mixes students from many Pittsburgh neighborhoods.
Interested in becoming a participating school? Contact Teaching Artist Sam Turich.
Quantum seeks corporate sponsorships to support our educational programs. For more information on becoming an educational sponsor contact Karla Boos.
Take a Look
In the Spring of 2013, CAPA students studied Quantum's production Dream of Autumn and then wrote and performed an original piece that dealt with similar themes. Check out their performance in the video below.