OTHELLO THE REMIX: THE OFF-BROADWAY SHOW
OTHELLO: THE REMIX is an 80-minute, exuberant spin on Shakespeare’s tragic tale proving that the Bard himself was the original master of rhythm and rhyme. GOOD STORYTELLERS BORROW, BUT GREAT ONES STEAL.
"A wonderful night out for anyone who enjoys the splendor of new style hip hop with old school poetic storytelling from Shakespeare. The brilliant actors interchangeably switch from various roles between themselves while never missing a beat. They take each character and compartmentalize their unique characteristics and personalities and bring this stage play to life like no other. GQ (Writer, Director) Iago/Brabantio co-created, co-directed, and starred in the original productions of Q Gents(OSF/ISF), A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol (CST), Othello: The Remix (The Globe Theatre / 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. 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. JQ Writer, Director, Composer, (Roderigo/Loco Vito/Bianca) co-created, co-directed, and starred in the original productions of Q Gents(OSF/ISF), A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol (CST), Othello: The Remix (The Globe Theatre / 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. Jackson Doran (Cassio/Emilia) 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 on A 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 has recently been seen as one of the four ensemble members in Othello: The Remix, touring since March 2012 and heading Off-Broadway this fall as well as A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol (CST) and Q Gents as the DJ (National Tour). Postell Pringle (Othello) 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, A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol, Funk It Up About Nothin’ and The Bomb-itty of Errors. As a co-writer, creator and co-composer, productions include A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol, LIZ!, Rome Sweet Rome and I <3 Juliet. He’s currently collaborating with fellow Q collaborator Jackson Doran (Jax & Pos) on The Illyria Project, a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night for Theater Latte Da in Minneapolis, MN. Broadway productions include A Free Man of Color (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 14085, Unknown Soldier, We Follow the Rules, Edge of Town and Orange Bow. Television appearances include “Unforgettable” (CBS), “Law & Order” (NBC), “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (NBC) and a recurring role on the final season of “Denis Leary’s Rescue Me” (FX). Postell provided voiceover and movement for Rockstar Games’ “Grand Theft Auto IV & GTA: The Lost and Damned.” As a recording artist/music producer he’s written and/or produced a dozen albums and mixtapes, including the forthcoming indie release Hot Sauce From Hell. 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 in with his family in Brooklyn, NY.
DJ SuperNova makes his debut in his hometown for the NYC premiere of the Q Brothers Othello: The Remix. A DJ with over ten years of experience, SuperNova is no stranger to theater, with recent credits as the DJ for A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol for the past three winters (Chicago Shakespeare Theater) as well as the DJ for the US premiere of I.D. and Sound Designer for the Q Brothers Funk It Up About Nothin' and Bomb-itty of Errors (Penn State Center Stage). DJ SuperNova's sense of musical styling combined with his knowledge of theater has allowed him to help elevate and bring a spin to each project.