(Posted October 15, 2019)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. – Juniata College will be hosting Qurrat Ann Kadwani’s autobiographical one-woman play They Call Me Q, performed by Kadwani herself. The play will be performed at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29. It will be held in Alumni Hall (A-100), in Brumbaugh Academic Center. This event is open to the public, free of charge. 

A young Indian immigrant in the Bronx, New York City, Kadwani reenacts her youth as she strived to fit in with her Puerto Rican classmates and African American friends. Kadwani searches for an identity that is uniquely hers in this true to life coming of age story.  

Touting something for everyone, Urban Milan writes “If you are interested in shedding a tear, laughing out loud or relating to a journey of self-identity you need to check out They Call Me Q.” 

Kadwani has performed her show over 200 times in 36 states; earning her a great deal of acclaim. Bloody Underrated writes that “Qurrat Ann Kadwani is a strong (and beautiful) performer who morphs into the different characters of her youth effortlessly; her accents are strong, her mannerisms believable.” Kadwani has won several awards in drama, including the Assemblyman Award from New York State, Best Actress from Variations Theatre, and Best Play from Maui OnStage.

The performance of They Call Me Q is being produced by the Juniata Office of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). EDI is committed to facilitating the expression of a wide range of disparate cultures, persuasions, and ideas. 

--Jacob C. Griffin ’21--

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.