One Woman Show 'They Call Me Q!' featuring Qurrat Ann Kadwani Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at 7 p.m. in Kiehle Auditorium at the University of Minnesota Crookston

They Call Me Q!"will be featured on What's on Wednesday? at the University of Minnesota, 
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Crookston on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at 7 p.m. in Kiehle Auditorium. The event is free and all are welcome. The event is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Programs at the U of M Crookston.

Qurrat Ann Kadwani (at right) is an actress, producer, emcee, TV host and philanthropist. She is the founding artistic director of eyeBLINK (www.eyeblink.org) and the head of its theater department. She is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science and a theater graduate of SUNY Geneseo with a double scholarship award for her directing and acting contributions. Ms. Kadwani has most recently taught a Monologue Writing and Performance Workshop.  She will also soon appear as the female lead in Blind Angels at Theatre for the New City. 

"They Call Me Q!" - Who is Q? Why do they call her Q? Travel with Q as she goes on a journey to find herself amidst 13 characters in 60 minutes based on her traditional Indian parents, Caucasian teachers, Puerto Rican classmates, African-American friends, and an Indian girl she meets in India. Life wasn't easy growing up in the Bronx, but will Q be able to reconcile being Indian and American?

Background
Qurrat Ann Kadwani won the Best Actress Award for her one woman show "They Call Me Q!" during the Variations Theatre Group: Harvest Theatre Festival, November 2012 in Long Island City. She also won the Best Play Award for "They Call Me Q!" during the Maui Fringe Festival 2013 in Hawaii.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 29 bachelor's degree programs, 20 minors, and 36 concentrations on campus--as well as 13 degrees online--in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit www.umcrookston.edu.

Contact: Lorna Hollowell, director, Diversity and Multicultural Services, 218-281-8580 (lhollowe@umn.edu); Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)

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