Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Quantum Theatre has hired Julie DeSeyn as its new executive director.
DeSeyn has an extensive background working in Pittsburgh nonprofits and government agencies ranging from United Way and the Allegheny County Department of Economic Development to the McCune Foundation and the Urban Redevelopment Authority. She previously worked to build up Quantum’s “back of house,” including building up the marketing and communications team and upgrading the company’s IT infrastructure.
“For the past few months I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working alongside Karla [Boos] and the Quantum team,” she said in a statement. “Together we’ve experienced a significant revamp and strengthening of our marketing and creative communications as well as enhancing our IT capacity, which has significantly helped our growth.”
Quantum, a Pittsburgh theatre company with a budget of around $1 million, emphasizes “bold” creativity. Its summer production of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” took place at the historic Carrie Furnaces and drew nearly 4,000 attendees, a record for the company.
At a time when many theater and arts companies are struggling as pandemic funding is running dry, Quantum is more optimistic. Subscriptions have returned to near pre-pandemic levels, officials said.
Quantum’s next show under Boos, its longtime artistic director, is a klezmer musical, “The Flying Lovers of Vitebesk,” that opens Oct. 28. For more information, go to quantumtheatre.com.