A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol

November 28, 2014

January 3, 2016

Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare

written by GQ, JQ, Jackson Doran
and Postell Pringle
developed with Rick Boynton
directed by GQ and JQ



JQ CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE: Q Brothers Christmas Carol; Othello: The Remix (Jeff Award – Best Ensemble), Funk It Up About Nothin’ (Jeff Award – Best Ensemble). OFF BROADWAY: The Bomb-itty of Errors (DJ/composer), Othello: The Remix (director/composer/ actor). INTERNATIONAL: Othello: The Remix (Shakespeare’s Globe, London, Germany, Edinburgh, South Korea, Australia, Poland, United Arab Emirates, Auckland, Romania); Funk It Up About Nothin’ (Edinburgh, Australia, London). TELEVISION: Scratch and Burn (MTV); Boston Public (FOX). AWARDS: Funk It Up About Nothin’ (Dress Circle Award - Best Musical, Edinburgh Fringe Festival); Othello: The Remix (MTM Award - Best Musical/Best Lyrics). JQ has written, directed, composed, and performed in hip hop musicals for over 20 years. Along with his brother GQ, he co-created a two-man version of The Two Gentlemen of Verona, called Dress the Part, which currently tours universities and arts festivals around the world. With Q Brothers Collective, he has co-created several other adaptations, including LIZ! (based on Lysistrata), Rome Sweet Rome (based on Julius Caesar), and Long Way Home (based on Homer’s Odyssey – a collaboration with Chicago Children’s Choir). JQ and GQ invented a party game called Portmantotallyawesome, inspired by the Ghost of Christmas Present in this show. JQ is the co-founder of Shambar, a solid shampoo and conditioner bar designed to eliminate single-use plastic waste. | @jeffreyqaiyum

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