They Call Me Q

The emotionally charged one-woman comedy “They Call Me Q” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, at Lopez Center. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for youth. Additionally, a free anti-bullying workshop will be presented for sixth through 12th-grade at 8:40 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, at Lopez School.

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 a balance between cultural pressure and acceptance into the American culture.

Along the journey, Kadwani transforms into 13 characters that have shaped her life including her Indian parents, Caucasian teachers, Puerto Rican classmates, and Indian and African-American friends. Broadway World DC states 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.

“In some rare cases, the decision to share tales of one’s past can give the audience a theatrical experience that it will remember far after the last show,” Broadway World wrote. “‘They Call Me Q’ is one of those shows.”

Sponsored in part by WESTAF and National Endowment for the Arts.