Q Brothers on adapting Shakespeare for a hip hop generation
GQ and JQ make up Chicago's Q Brothers, whose award-winning hip hop adaptations of Shakespeare have toured the globe. They also run workshops for kids, in which participants work with an existing text, and adapt it using the language of hip hop with the ultimate goal of staging and performing their original adaptations. They're bringing Othello: The Remix to the Auckland Arts Festival in March. The brothers' previous shows include Funk It Up About Nothin', A Bomb-itty of Errors, and A Q Brothers Christmas Carol. GQ is an actor, writer and MC, and JQ a b-boy, writer and MC. They're from Chicago, and have also released a record, Feel Good Album of the Year.