Name: Qurrat Ann Kadwani
What is your current project?
Love Alone by Deborah Salem Smith
Where are you performing it and why is it the right fit for your piece?
Shaker Bridge Theatre in Enfield, New Hampshire as part of their 10th anniversary season featuring works by female playwrights with strong female lead roles. When I read the play, I was immediately drawn to Dr. Becca Neal – an anesthesiologist who experiences loss professionally as well as personally. She is deeply nuanced and a great challenge to play. She is headstrong and vulnerable -she loves hard. Leading roles for women are rare and to be cast in this show by Richard Waterhouse filled me with pride.
What’s next for you?
I have been touring my solo play They Call Me Q, in which I play 13 characters in 1 hour, at colleges for several years. In February, I begin the 2017 Spring tour that will bring me to 25 colleges all over the US. Culture and identity are more important now than ever. I’m proud to spread the messages of diversity and acceptance to students who have the power of changing this world for the better.
Who is your biggest inspiration right at this moment and why?
Meryl Streep always because she takes on challenging roles to take herself to new heights.
Show information (venue, dates, ticket info)
Jan 19-Feb 5
Whitney Hall Auditorium
23 Main Street
Enfield, NH 03748