Article: Sharon Eberson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

International Festival of Firsts includes us and U.S. for the first time

Festival curator Karla Boos, the head of Quantum Theatre, has been working with a Pittsburgh Cultural Trust team led by producer Scott Shiller to broaden the experience from previous incarnations in 2004, ’08 and ’13.

“It became immediately apparent to me that America belonged in the festival because our work is international — Pittsburgh’s work is international,” Ms. Boos said. “Where once upon a time, in the origin of the festival, it was more like you were peeking behind a curtain to some distant land.”

By Sharon Eberson

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