GQ (Founder, Creative Director at Q Brothers)

GQ co-created, co-directed, and starred in the original productions of Othello: The Remix (Westside Theater off-Broadway NY Times Critic’s Pick / The Globe Theatre, London / Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Q Gents (OSF/ISF), Q Brothers Christmas Carol (CST), and Funk It Up About Nothin’ (CST). G also co-wrote and starred in the Off Broadway smash hit The Bomb-itty of Errors. Along with his brother and the other Bomb-itty guys, G wrote and starred in a hip-hop/sketch comedy TV show, Scratch and Burn (MTV). G’s screen credits include the movies Drumline, Taxi, I Think I Love My Wife, What’s The Worst That Could Happen (w/ John Leguizamo), and Werner Herzog’s Rescue Dawn, among others. He wrote, directed and starred in the film Just Another Story (Showtime, Tribeca Film Fest), has had prominent roles in Chicago PD (NBC), Boston Public (Fox), Numbers (CBS), and co-starred in the one-hour drama Johnny Zero (Fox), and John Herzfeld’s pilot, S.I.S (Sony). He is a member of the Chicago-based comedic hip hop group known as The Retar Crew (youtube). Together with his brother JQ, he recorded The Feel Good Album of the Year. GQ has recently been combining his passion for human rights, justice reform, and hip hop in a series of musical projects with Collaboraction Theatre Company in Chicago and The Culture Project in NYC. Originally from Chicago, he received his BFA from the Experimental Theatre Wing of Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. @gqtheman

JQ (Musical Director, Creative Director at Q Brothers)

JQ co-created, co-directed, and starred in the original productions of Othello: The Remix (Westside Theater off-Broadway NY Times Critic’s Pick / The Globe Theatre, London / Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Q Gents (OSF/ISF), Q Brothers Christmas Carol (CST), and Funk It Up About Nothin’ (CST). He made his Off Broadway debut when he laid down the beats as DJ/Composer for The Bomb-itty of Errors. J co-wrote and starred in the hip-hop/sketch comedy TV show, “Scratch and Burn” for MTV. For his brother G’s film, Just Another Story (Showtime), he created the score and original soundtrack. J produced the solo hip-hop album “Foul Mouth Poet” under his moniker J.A.Q., and other albums including “Smashing” (The Grommits), “The Good Thief” (Postell), and “The Feel Good Album Of The Year” (Q Brothers). He is also currently co-host (with oldest brother TQ) of Smallflower TV, a video blog about natural products and old-school shaving based on Merz Apothecary, the other family business. @foulmouthpoet

Find out more about the Q Brothers’ work by visiting their website: www.qbrothersofficial.com


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