The Q Brothers'

Funk It Up About Nothin'


Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare

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

Jackson Doran


Jackson Doran returns to Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where his credits include: A Q Brothers’ Christmas Carol, Othello: The Remix (Chicago, London, Germany, Edinburgh, South Korea, Sydney, Poland, Melbourne, UAE, Auckland, National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s Festival of New Musicals 2015), Short Shakespeare! The Comedy of Errors and Funk It Up About Nothin’ (Chicago, Edinburgh, New York, Australian tour, London). Other Chicago credits include the world premiere of Welcome to Arroyo’s (American Theater Company) and Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde (Bohemian Theatre Ensemble). Regional credits include: The Merchant of Venice (Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival); The Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew (Riverside Theatre Shakespeare Festival); The Crucible, A Christmas Carol, Lady Windermere’s Fan (Milwaukee Repertory Theater) and I Hate Hamlet (New Court Theatre). He and Mr. Pringle have been selected for ‘The Next Series’ at Latte Da Theater in Minneapolis this summer with their currently untitled piece, The Illyria Project. Mr. Doran is a member of the hip-hop group The Retar Crew and received two Jeff Awards—Best Ensemble for Othello: The Remix and Funk It Up About Nothin’.

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