Company Members

  • GQ – Founder,  Creative Director

    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. Originally from Chicago, he received his BFA from the Experimental Theatre Wing of Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. @gqtheman

  • JQ – Creative Director, Musical Director

    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

  • Postell Pringle – Creative Associate, Director of Choreography

    Postell Pringle is a native of Decatur, Georgia. He is a playwright, recording artist/music producer, performer and director/choreographer. Q Brothers collaborations as a performer include Othello: The Remix, Funk It Up About Nothin’ and The Bomb-itty of Errors. As a co-writer, creator and co-composer, productions include Q Brother’s Christmas Carol, LIZ!, Rome Sweet Rome and I <3 Juliet. He’s currently teamed up with fellow Q Bros collaborator Jackson Doran as JAX & POS, co-creating The Illyria Project, a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night for Theater Latte Da of Minneapolis, MN. Postell appeared in the Broadway production A Free Man of Color written by John Guare and directed by George C. Wolfe (Lincoln Center Theater). Off Broadway includes The Urban Retreat (The Public Theater/NYSF); The Seven (New York Theatre Workshop); Romeo and Juliet (Lucille Lortel); Hoodoo Love (Cherry Lane Theater) and Song for New York (Mabou Mines) directed by the late, great Ruth Maleczech. Regional & touring shows include The Matchmaker (Goodman Theater), Broke-ology (Kansas City Repertory); The Old Settler (Triad Stage); The Seven (La Jolla Playhouse) and A Soldier's Play (Arkansas Rep). Film work includes The Hudson Tribes, 14085, Unknown Soldier, Edge of Town and Orange Bow. Television includes Unforgettable (CBS), Law & Order (NBC), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC) and a recurring role on Denis Leary’s series Rescue Me (FX). Postell provided voice and movement for Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto IV & GTA: The Lost and Damned. As an Artist-In-Residence for Viterbo University, he created, composed and co-directed Big Willie Shakes Mixtape, a revue-style musical inspired by William Shakespeare’s Complete Works. As a recording artist/music producer he’s written and/or produced many albums and mixtapes, including the forthcoming indie release Hot Sauce From Hell. Download his music at www.postell.bandcamp.com. He’s a member of the Chicago-based band The Retar Crew. He earned a BA from Bates College and studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, England. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, NY. @posLuv

  • Jackson Doran – Creative Associate, Director of Education

    Jackson Doran is a Chicago based artist and University of Iowa Theater Arts Alum. Jackson has been helping The Q Brothers develop work since the first workshops of Funk It Up About Nothin'(CST) in 2007. He co-wrote/co-directed I <3 Juliet(Connecticut College) and is a co-writer of Q Brothers’ Christmas Carol (CST), and Liz (Casper College). Jackson leads the Q Brothers hip hop educational programming. The goal is to use non-traditional techniques to develop language skills, theater technique, and rhythmic ability through the lens of modern music and rhyme. He is one of the four ensemble members in Othello: The Remix, touring since March 2012 and heading Off-Broadway this Fall of 2016. He is also in Q Brothers’ Christmas Carol (CST) and Q Gents (National Tour) as the DJ.

     

  • Greta Honold – Producing Company Manager

    Greta Honold is a Chicago-based producer, actor and arts administrator. Greta produces programming for Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s new 1700 Theatre and has worked behind the scenes at a number of Chicago theaters including Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Court Theatre, Second City, About Face Theatre and Dog & Pony. As an actor she has been seen onstage at Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago Dramatists, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Collaboraction, Profiles Theatre, Redmoon and Piven Theatre, among others. Greta is a graduate of the School at Steppenwolf, received her BA from the University of Chicago and her MFA in Arts Leadership from the Theatre School at DePaul University, in conjunction with Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

  • Clayton Stamper – Company Member

    Clayton Stamper is a Chicago based artist and collaborator. Officially joining the Qbrothers in 2012, The Kentucky native holds the distinctive honor of being the first DJ to spin hip-hop live at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. Other contributions to the arts include screenwriting, producing, Rapting (the hybrid style of acting while rapping originated by the Qbros. in ’98) and improvisation/freestyle. Both a graduate of Roosevelt university and a North Carolina School for the Arts alumni, Clayton has worked on stages across the globe for the last decade. Recent projects include the feature film “Stix & Stones” which Mr. Stamper wrote, produced and starred in with Millhouse productions to be released in 2017.

I <3 Juliet (Illinois Shakespeare Festival)

The Q Brothers dazzled our audiences in 2015 with Q Gents, their hilarious hip-hop adaption of Two Gentlemen of Verona, and we are delighted to include their latest creation, I Heart Juliet, in our 40th anniversary season. This time with ten actors, the Q Brothers Collective is at it again, bringing their incredible energy, humor, and hip-hop verse to Shakespeare’s timeless masterpiece, Romeo & Juliet!

Othello: The Remix at Cook County Jail

One of the most rewarding events we’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing. Not only did we get to bring our art to those in serious need of healing, but we got to do that in the city we grew up in, in the largest jail in the country. Check out the mini-doc we made about that very special day. Watch the video.

Lollapalooza 2017

The Q Brothers return to Lollapalooza for their 13th year straight of performing and running the Hip Hop Workshop at Kidzapalooza, we are happy that our jobs have now expanded into emceeing the Kidza Stage. We’ve watched some of these kids grow up before our very eyes, and some of them have entire albums of themselves (featuring the Q Brothers), one song per year that they’ve attended. We are extremely proud to be attached to this beautiful area of one of the world’s best music festivals ever!

U of Iowa residency

It’s back to school for the Q Bros! College, here we come again. But this time as artists in residence, at the University of Iowa, where GQ, JQ, Jackson Doran and Postell Pringle will be writing and directing their fresh new musical take on William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.

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