They Call Me Q Off Broadway Tickets

They Call Me Q Tickets & Information

St. Luke's Theatre

308 West 46th Street

(between 8th and 9th Avenues)

New York NY 10036 View on map

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They Call Me Q Summary

They Call Me Q  is the story of an Indian girl growing up in the Boogie Down Bronx who gracefully seeks balance between the cultural pressures brought forth by her traditional parents and wanting acceptance into her new culture. Along the journey, Qurrat Ann Kadwani (“Q”) transforms into 13 characters that have shaped her life including her parents, Caucasian teachers, Puerto Rican classmates, and African-American friends. Laden with heart and abundant humor, They Call Me Q speaks to the universal search for identity experienced by immigrants of all nationalities.

Under the direction of Obaid Kadwani and Claudia Gaspar, and developed with Ellery Schaar, They Call Me Q scored the Best Actress Award for Ms. Kadwani in the production’s debut at Variations Theatre Group’s 2012 Harvest Theatre Festival. The emotionally charged play subsequently opened to rave reviews in cities all around the country and Canada including Chicago, Montreal, Washington D.C., Nashville, Orlando, and even Hawaii where They Call Me Q  was awarded Best Play at the 2013 Maui Fringe Festival.

They Call Me Q Special Information

Qurrat Ann Kadwani is an actress, producer, television host, and philanthropist. She has hosted Desi Jams and 100% Desi on Namaste America, and her other TV appearances include ABC News’ What Would You Do?, As the World Turns and All My Children. Ms. Kadwani’s stage credits include Blind Angels (Theatre for the New City); Sankalpan, First Language (New Group); Inside Out, The Quaking (Abingdon Theatre Company); Falling Man (NYU); The Greeks (Imua Theatre Company); Baby Taj (TheaterWorks Palo Alto); Perfect Fit, The Women of the Mahabharata, Beneath the Banyan Tree (eyeBLINK). This past December, United Nations UNICEF invited her to perform. Non-profit charity organizations such as Sankara Eye Foundation, Lend-A-Hand India and Sapna NYC have also presented the play as benefit fundraisers.

They Call Me Q Cast Members:

Qurrat Ann Kadwani

They Call Me Q Creative Team

Director: Obaid Kadwani and Claudia Gaspar

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They Call Me Q Quick Facts

Running Time:

Approximately 60 minutes, with no intermission

Price Range


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Audience :

Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date Opening Date
May 19, 2014 June 4, 2014

Box Office Hours

Monday: 2pm- 8 pm
Tuesday: 2:30 pm - 6 pm
Wednesday: 2 pm - 6 pm
Thursday: 2:30 pm - 7pm
Friday: 2pm - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 12 noon - 6pm 

Please note:
When there is an early performance, the Box Office will open 1/2 hour prior to curtain. When there is an evening performance open until curtain. .


Coat Room

None available.