Quantum Theatre
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Directed by Karla Boos
July 5–July 28, 2013
LOCATION: Kirkwood Building, in East Liberty; All shows at 8pm

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Mnemonic / ni’monik / adj. 1. assisting or intended to assist memory 2. of memory In 1991 tourists descending a peak in the Alps discover a shriveled, naked body emerging from the
ice. How old is it?
A man alone in his apartment searches for clues to explain the disappearance of his girlfriend. Place and memory collide while stories older than the millennium connect us to each other and to those who came before. Mnemonic, with its ground-breaking performance and production styles, constantly breaks apart and reforms itself, much like memory itself. The play examines our understanding of time, our capacity to interpret history, and our attempts to retell the past.
STARRING Malcolm Tulip, Carolina Loyola-Garcia, Anand Nagraj, Ken Bolden, Patrick Jordan, Katya Stepanov, and Antonio Marziale. DESIGN BY Joe Seamans, Joe Pino, C. Todd Brown, Tony Ferrieri, and Albulena Borovci.



Ken Bolden

Ken Bolden is very excited to return to Quantum after working on John Gabriel Borkman (Fodol) this past winter. Other past Quantum appearances include:Anna Karenina (Vronsky),Richard II (Bagot),Arabian Night (Lomeier), Mouth to Mouth (Frank) and Twelfth Night (Antonio). Pittsburgh has been his home over the past 7 years and he has been able to work at many other of the city's finest theatres including The Pittsburgh Public, City Theatre, PICT, Bricolage, Barebones, as well as various radio, television, and feature film productions. Next up: Professor Willard in the Pittsburgh Public's production of Our Town.

Patrick Jordan

Patrick Jordan is happy to return to Quantum for the first time since Cymbeline. He is the Founder/Artistic Director of barebones productions and recently appeared in their productions of Glengarry Glen Ross, Killer Joe, Jesus Hopped the A Train, and up next The Motherfu**ker With the Hat this November. Patrick has performed with City Theater, Plahouse REP, Bricolage, PICT, and Srishti (in Calcutta, India). Film and TV: The Dark Knight Rises, She's Out of My League, The Next Three Days, The Kill Point, Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Smart People, Supah Ninjas, and Deadtime Stories. Patrick is a graduate of The University of Pittsburgh.

Carolina Loyola-Garcia

Carolina Loyola-Garcia is a multidisciplinary artist, filmmaker, and educator. She works primarily in media arts, including single-channel video art, video installations, video design for theatre, digital printmaking, and documentary, and has also ventured into performance through theater and dance. She received her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University, and is currently Associate Professor of Media Arts at Robert Morris University. She has worked with Quantum Theatre in the production of The Red Shoes, and Maria de Buenos Aires, and Ainadamaras a performer; and in Yerma and 36 Views as video designer. She recently finished the feature length documentary Sobre las Olas, about the history of flamenco arts in the U.S.

Antonio Marziale

Antonio Marziale is excited to be making his professional debut here at Quantum! He is a rising Senior at Carnegie Mellon University, where credits include: Touchstone in As You Like It, Macbett in Macbett and Cootie in Moonchilden. Hailing from Lugano, Switzerland, Antonio is half Canadian, half Italian, and was born and raised in London. For the past three years, Antonio has loved calling Pittsburgh his home. Thanks so much to my brothers and family for all their love and support.

Anand Nagraj

Anand Nagraj is pleased to make his debut with Quantum. Previously in Pittsburgh, he was a teaching artist-in-residence at the University of Pittsburgh, serving on the theatre department faculty and acting in productions of Sweeney Todd and Harvest. Regional credits include: Court Theatre, Silk Road, and TimeLine (Chicago); Chautauqua; Resident Ensemble Players; and the Virginia, Ohio, Texas, and Utah Shakespeare Festivals. Training: MFA from Delaware/PTTP, School at Steppenwolf. Up next, Anand makes his debut at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre in Forever Plaid.

Katya Stepanov

Katya Stepanov is thrilled to make her Quantum Theatre debut. She is a recent graduate of Carnegie Mellon School of Drama (BFA Acting), and co-founder, assistant director, choreographer, musician and overall vagabond member of In The Basement Theater Co., founded at CMU through Playground: Festival of Student Work in 2009. Together, the company has written, produced and performed four original works all around Pittsburgh and at the 2011 NYC Fringe Festival (La MaMa). This fall, In The Basement Theater Co. will be making their NYC debut as the artists in residence at Arts@Renaissance in Williamsburg, crafting The Lady in Red Converses with Diablo, an immersive dance/theater experience from September through November. Last summer, she made her professional debut as Sasha in Ivanov (PICT Chekhov Festival) and returned for a second season as Dora in Our Class this spring. She would like to thank Quantum, CMU Class of 2013, and her family for their amazing support and for all the memories. http://www.inthebasementco.com for more information!

Malcolm Tulip

Malcolm Tulip is excited to return to Quantum Theatre after playing John Gabriel Borkman. He is an actor, director, and Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Drama at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where he is Head of Directing, and Co-Lead Faculty of Interarts Performance. He is also an Associate Artist at The Performance Network, Ann Arbor where he has directed twelve productions. He has written, produced and performed eight original plays under the name of Prospero Theatre Co. He toured extensively in Europe and the USA with I Gelati Theatre co. and Theatre Grottesco. More recently, in the U.S. he has performed at The Performance Network (The Day Everything Went Wrong, Amadeus, I Am My Own Wife, Copenhagen), Theatre Gigante, Milwaukee (The Good Thief) The Purple Rose (Blithe Spirit), the New Jersey and Michigan Shakespeare Festivals. He is a graduate of L’École Jacques Lecoq, Paris.

Location & Directions

LOCATION: Kirkwood Building, in East Liberty; All shows at 8pm
215 N. Highland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

The theater's entrance is located on the left side of the Kirkwood building, facing a courtyard. Look for the Q's!

PARKING: Parking is available in several nearby city lots as well as on-street.












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Age Appropriateness

This show contains adult content.


This space is wheelchair accessible. To reserve floor level seats, please contact Stevie at 412.362.1713

Nearby Dinner Options

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Special Performances

July 5: Opening Night
Join us after the performance for a champagne reception.

July 7: Post-Show Discussion
Join us after the performance for a Q&A session with the cast and director.

July 10: Ladies Night
A ladies-only reception and viewing. Join us for a pre-show reception at Kiya Tomlin's new boutique (215 N. Highland Ave) at 6:30pm, followed by the performance at 8pm, just two doors down!

July 12: Grapenuts Night
A pre-show wine tasting at the venue's courtyard at 6:30pm, followed by the performance at 8pm. 

July 26: Social Q Happy Hour
Join your friends and colleagues for Quantum's first young professionals happy hour. Complimentary beer and wine provided in the courtyard before the show, 6:30pm. This event will spotlight Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and Pittsburgh Emerging Arts Leaders. The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council (GPAC) drives key political, financial, and professional support for the entire arts community. As a member-organization of over 270 arts non-profits and artists from Southwestern PA, GPAC represents the arts by advocating for funding and policy at the state level as well as providing grants, professional development and other resources to lift our arts and culture community.

Lomito and Franktuary trucks will be on-site as well!

Regular Run Schedule
Wednesdays-Sundays, all shows at 8pm; NO LATE SEATING


Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: $36
Friday: $41
Saturday: $46
Opening Night: $49


$18 student tickets available for select performances (with valid ID). Please call us, 412-362-1713, to book student tickets. Made possible through the UPMC Student Ticket Program.

Members of TIX for Teachers, WYEP, Global Pittsburgh, and GPAC are eligible for discounted tickets (be sure to mention when ordering).


Please note: these offers are not valid in combination with other discounts.

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Box Office

Box Office is open Monday to Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Order your tickets online, or call 412-362-1713

$18 student tickets are made possible through the UPMC Student Ticket Program.