They Call Me Q


Tuesday, October 24, 2017


Main Campus—Tama Hall

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Thirteen characters. One actress. One hour.

They Call Me Q is a one-woman play performed by Qurrat Ann Kadwani. The performance recounts Ms. Kadwani’s birth in India and her family’s move to the Bronx. There they find a mostly pleasant life, despite the predictable cultural differences and some foreseeable misunderstandings. 

She ingeniously expresses how she gracefully seeks balance between the cultural pressures brought forth by her traditional parents and wanting acceptance into her new culture. Along the journey, Qurrat Ann Kadwani transforms into 13 characters that have shaped her life including her parents, Caucasian teachers, Puerto Rican classmates, and African-American friends. Laden with heart and abundant humor, THEY CALL ME Q speaks to the universal search for identity experienced by immigrants of all nationalities.

Themes covered: Identity. Culture. Self-love. Bullying. Loss. Friendship. Family.

Hosted by: The Multicultural Student Organization, the Diversity and Inclusion Council, and the International Student Organization.


  1. arts and culture
  2. diversity and inclusion
  3. faculty and staff
  4. international student services
  5. student activities
  6. students
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