The Q Brothers'

Funk It Up About Nothin'

January 21

February 13, 2011

Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare

a "hip-hoptation" of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing
created and directed by GQ and JQ



JQ (Creator/Director/Composer/Marley/Belle/Present/Lil' Tim) returns to Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where his credits include: Q Brothers Christmas Carol; Othello: The Remix (at CST and on tour to London, Germany, Edinburgh, South Korea, Sydney, Poland, Melbourne, UAE, Auckland, and the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s 27th Annual Festival of New Musicals); and Funk It Up About Nothin’ (at CST and on tour to Edinburgh, New York, Australian, and London). Off-Broadway credits include The Bomb-itty of Errors (DJ/Composer). Along with his brother GQ, he co-created a two-man version of The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Oregon Shakespeare Festival commission, Illinois Shakespeare Festival). He also co-created I Heart Juliet (ISF) with the Q Brothers Collective. The Collective's work can also be seen in the forthcoming LIZ! based on Lysistrata (The Flea Theater) and Long Way Home based on the Odyssey (Chicago Children’s Choir). Television credits include Scratch and Burn (MTV) and Boston Public. JQ’s awards include: two-time Jeff Award Best Ensemble for Funk It Up About Nothin’ and Othello: The Remix; the Dress Circle Award from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for Best Musical for Funk It Up About Nothin’; and the Best Musical and Best Lyrics awards from the MTM Awards for Othello: The Remix. He is also co-host of health, body care, and shaving vlog called Smallflower TV, with eldest brother TQ. @foulmouthpoet 

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