TBB Podcast: Meet Qurrat Ann Kadwani

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Qurrat Ann Kadwani (Actress, Writer, Producer) is the first South Asian female to have a comedic solo play, THEY CALL ME Q (www.theycallmeqshow.com), produced Off Broadway for which she has won awards including Best Actress, Best Play, citations from NYS Assemblyman and Bronx Borough President, Trailblazer from SAIPAF, Cultural from AAPICC, Dream from SAPNA.  Featured on Fox News and highlighted as a “Woman Who Shapes the Future” on Fox 5 NY, she has performed over 200 times in 37 states, including at the United Nations and college campuses all over the US.  Her second solo play on sexual violence prevention, INTRUSION (www.intrusionshow.com), has also been produced Off Broadway with a college tour, received rave reviews and several awards including Best Performer. 

She is a working actress in NYC with TV credits that include Law & Order: SVU, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Madam Secretary, The Sinner, Falling Water. Film credits include Universal Pictures The First Purge, Marisol currently on HBO and she has starred in and produced the short film The Fifth of November which has received rave reviews, awards including two for Best Actress, and most recently, global distribution. She is also starring in and the Associate Producer of the award-winning short film Show & Tell. She has also worked in Branded Videos for International Refugee Center, HubSpot, Waze and more. www.imdb.me/qkadwani

Ms. Kadwani also coordinates an annual philanthropic project “A Slice of Hope” (www.asliceofhope.org) as well as the annual Echoes of Love: Suicide Prevention Fundraiser with music.  

Ms. Kadwani has run the 2007 Marine Corps Marathon in Washington DC, the 2009 ING NYC Marathon, 2008 Queens Half Marathon (13.1 miles), 2008 Manhattan Grand Prix Half Marathon (13.1 miles) and many more


Theatre Beyond Broadway: The Podcast is sponsored by Teague Theatrical Group.
Music by Robert Kaufmann. All rights reserved 2017 and 2018. 
Produced by Ian McDonald. 
Available wherever you get podcast. 

Published by malinism

Malini is a native New Yorker who has been involved in the arts for her entire life. She's served the theatre in many aspects of which she's very proud – actress, director, producer, stage manager, costume designer, prop designer, theatre reviewer, publicist and most recently writer/monologist. She received her BA in Theatre Arts and English Literature from Baruch College and her MFA in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School. In 2003, Malini and her husband, Ian, created Black Henna Productions with a handful of innovative artists. Every member of the company collaborates on every piece, either writing, acting, directing, designing, or filling any other role that fit their own personal skills with a commitment to bring new, exciting, and challenging theatre to the world. She is an associate member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women. Malini received the Woman of Distinction Award for her contribution to Media, Arts and Culture from the City of New York in 2008. She is also a Person of Godspell which ran at Circle in the Square on Broadway from 2011-2012.

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