An acting agency that forms part of the Pauline Quirke Academy has closed with immediate effect, as the organisation undergoes a refocus.
The agency represented actors aged between 18 and 30 and was one of a suite of businesses run by PQA, which said it had closed Q Management to focus on its “core work of drama education and representation within the under-18s market”.
Q Management was founded three years ago by the team behind PQA’s under-18s agency Quirky Kidz. Both businesses sit alongside the Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts, which now has more than 150 sites across the UK.
A statement from chief marketing officer Una Beck Johnson said: “PQA’s board of directors has made the decision to close Q Management in line with its business realignment.
“The closure will enable us to focus on our core work of drama education and representation within the under-18s market. Quirky Kidz secures thousands of professional roles each year for students attending our academies nationwide – this refocus will enable us to build upon this work and reach even more young people with these opportunities.”
Beck Johnson said the agents working for Q Management were going on to new positions and clients had been assisted in finding new representation.
Last year, PQA moved into venue operation for the first time when it took over fringe complex Riddle’s Court in Edinburgh during August. It is managed under a new branch of the business, PQA Venues, and the company said it aimed to operate further performance and rehearsal spaces in Edinburgh and London.