They Call Me Q

Friday, September 21   7:30 pm
Whittier Theatre
Adults $22
Student Reserved $15
Student RUSH (at door only) $5

Proclaimed "A Theatrical Force" by the Orlando Weekly for her uncanny embodiment of 13 characters, Qurrat Ann Kadwani searches for identity in her autobiographical one-woman show. THEY CALL ME Q is the story of a girl from Bombay growing up in the Boogie Down Bronx who gracefully seeks balance between cultural pressure and acceptance into the American culture. Along the journey, Qurrat Ann Kadwani transforms into 13 characters that have shaped her life including her Indian parents, Caucasian teachers, Puerto Rican classmates, Indian and African-American friends.  Broadway World DC states Ms. Kadwani has "an undeniable talent for accents and gives the audience a theatrical experience that it will remember far after the show."  Laden with heart and abundant humor, a coming of age tale that the Montreal Gazette says is "witty, polished, inspiring," THEY CALL ME Q gives voice to all the universal struggles for identity and self-understanding that are experienced by immigrants of all nationalities.

Qurrat Ann Kadwani is an award-winning actress, producer, MC, TV Host and philanthropist. She is the first South Asian female to have a solo play, THEY CALL ME Q, produced Off Broadway for which she has won awards including Best Actress, Best Play, NYS Assemblyman, Bronx Borough President, Trailblazer from SAIPAF, Cultural from AAPICC, Dream from SAPNA.  Featured on Fox News and highlighted as a “Woman Who Shapes the Future” on Fox 5 NY, she has performed 200 times in 35 states, including at the United Nations and college campuses all over the US.  Some of her TV appearances include Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Sinner, Luke Cage, The Blacklist, Falling Water,  and What Would You DoBrown Nation. Stage work extends to Love Alone (Shaker Bridge Theatre) Blind Angels (Theatre for the New City), Baby Taj (TheaterWorks Palo Alto), Perfect FitThe Women of the Mahabharata, Sankalpan (New Group), First Language (New Group), Inside Out (Abingdon Theatre Company), The Quaking (Abingdon Theatre Company), Falling Man (NYU), The Greeks (Imua Theatre Company), and Beneath the Banyan Tree (eyeBLINK). Film credits include Purge 4Antigone 5000The TailorOne Night StandLast Saturday with MorliJabeen. She also produced, co-wrote and starred in the short thriller film The Fifth of November, to be released Spring 2018.