Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded a $10,000 Art Works grant to Quantum Theatre.
The NEA announced awards totaling more than $27.6 million in its first funding round of fiscal year 2016. The Art Works category supports the creation of work and presentation of new and existing work, lifelong learning in the arts, and public engagement with the arts through 13 arts disciplines or fields.
Quantum plans to use the grant to produce the American premiere of Scottish playwright David Harrower’s “Ciara,” about the daughter of a mob boss who pursues a life in the arts.
Mary Rawson will star in the production, which will be directed by Karla Boos. Quantum will stage the show at Javo Studios, 5137 Holmes St., in Lawrenceville.
“The arts are part of our everyday lives — no matter who you are or where you live — they have the power to transform individuals, spark economic vibrancy in communities, and transcend the boundaries across diverse sectors of society,” NEA chairman Jane Chu said. “Supporting projects like the one from Quantum Theatre offers more opportunities to engage in the arts every day.”