Tag: Theatre

Exclusive: Qurrat Ann Kadwani of The Bronx Becomes First South Asian Female To have An Off-Broadway Show

Born in Bombay and raised in the Bronx, Qurrat Ann Kadwani has made history in becoming the first South Asian Female to have an Off-Broadway show. The award-winning ‘They Call Me Q!’ is a 60 minute one-woman show in which Kadwani plays 13 characters giving the audience a window into her life and challenges she faced growing up. She has performed the show over 50 times across the country as well as in Canada.

Qurrat took some time from her busy schedule, as she gets ready for the show’s first night on May 19th, to chat with us.

A Gullah Healer Woman and an Afro-Cuban Priest forge a new world of magic & dreams in Jim Crow Miami.

Ok so the setting isn’t quite the Bronx but rather in tropical Miami, however, I thought this was a good Kickstarter campaign to promote especially since its executive producer, Ron Simons, produced the award winning ‘Gun Hill Road’ which was written by Bronxite, Rashaad Ernesto Green.

Besides that, it’s a story that many of our readers can relate to, regardless of which corner of the globe you hail from.

Bronx Raised Artist Shana Solomon Bares Her Soul In An Outstanding Off Broadway One Woman Show

When my friend gave me tickets to ‘Closet Bitch’ (written and performed by Shana Solomon) at Stage Left Studio in Chelsea, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect except that I was going to watch another autobiographical one woman show.

The play is a riveting look into the rough life of a Bronxite who beat all the odds stacked against her; a schizophrenic mother banished from her life by a drug addicted and dealer of a father, all told with humor which softens the blow of her story.

Yes, I know many are thinking, “here we go again another woe is me, the Bronx is rough” story which has been done ad nauseum but I promise you it’s much more than that.