ADQ (Adrian Dion Quarles) takes inspiration from the historic Harlem Renaissance and interviews Black leaders and change makers in multiple facets of art. Including; Visual Artists, Politicians, Actors, Singers, Dancers, Rappers, Poets, Writers, etc.
ADQ chops it up with Choreographer, Dancer, Actress, Business woman, Director & Femmce Morgan Jones about artistic work ethics, how an artist could establish a name and the projects that she has blessed the world with.
ADQ chops it up with Brazilian born Richard Taylor, India native Steven S. George and Panama rooted Alex Lewis about their different approaches to theatre as well as their different experiences. Along with Dramaturgy.
In this 2 part episode ADQ talks politics and organizing at the State and local level with Guilford For All Organizer/ Activist Casey Merie, has a cup of coffee and then talks Black love and breaks down the mountains to climb and all to accomplish with Honeybees Groceries owner Tamika Wells #adqsrenaissance
ADQ chops it up with 4 fellow thespians near and far and talks about theatre. Among the things discussed the relationship between Church and theatre, make up, playwriting, theatre ownership and more. #adqsrenaissance
ADQ chops it up with four fellow directors who's experience levels vary from less experienced to owning a theatre company about being a director and all that it entails life in community, collegiate, professional, experimental, and musical theatre is discussed #adqsrenaissance
ADQ chops it up with Argentinian actor, director and playwright Jesica Terry. They talk about theatre in Argentina as well as America her attending AMDA and some of her theatrical journeys leading to being cast as Rachel in Aprender Espanol #adqsrenaissance
In this episode ADQ chops it up with FKU Africa podcast host and hip hop artist Maneza F-8 about life for Africans in America, Africa, The Middle East everywhere. Spirituality, Black lives matter and many other topics are discussed. #adqsrenaissance
ADQ chops it up with actress, singer , dancer Luisa Cortes who will be portraying Juana in a Zoom reading of Aprender Espanol written by ADQ. She gives her input of the play and tells about the theatre scene in Mexico. #adqsrenaissance
Nakesha Writes returns in this episode to promote her new single Inbox and talk about her upcoming album 313 along with the inspiration behind it. As well as how she began rapping and financed What Fairytale? #adqsrenaissance
Brother Dominick Hand returns to discuss The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan's The Criterion speech from July 4th. We give it an analysis and how it applies to our community at large. #adqsrenaissance
In this episode ADQ speaks on his admiration for the musical HAMILTON, also is a short message from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and a scene from ADQ'S upcoming play KEEPING MY BROTHER performed by Josh Anderson #adqsrenaissance
ADQ talks with friend and collaborater Tumaini Johnson about filmmaking and aspirations as well as the film they collaborated on GETAWAY. ADQ also visits the Juneteenth rally and interviews business owners.
In this episode ADQ presents the Juneteenth Zoom reading of BATTLE OF THE BOOKS. Featured in this episode is Jon BlaQ, Prophet Jones, Daphne Trevathan, and Sierra Nicole Smith. The cast of Battle of the Books.
ADQ chops it up with friend and mentor Andre Minkins about life in the theatre which has entailed touring, being mentored by Larry Leon Hamlin, teaching at Winston Salem State University among many other pastures covered in this motivational and inspirational interview. #adqsrenaissance
In the wake of the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Botham Jean, Trayvon Martin and many others ADQ calls for all black people to come together to present an agenda to elected officials until then ADQ vows to hold his vote. #adqsrenaissance
ADQ chops it up with Author and fellow thespian Genesis Amaris Kemp about her upcoming book "CHOCOLATE DROP IN CORPORATE AMERICA" and her experience that inspired her book as well as shared experiences being the only melanated face in certain groups. #adqsrenaissance
ADQ talks with Author Allie West about her book A DRESSED UP MESS and all personal occurances that went into the writing of the book also black mental health and spirituality are addressed. On Malcolm X Day #adqsrenaissance
ADQ chops it up with friend and fellow thespian Lorin Kaplan about his background, his upbringing as a Jew of color and how he has continued to grow in his very young and burgeoning theatre career. #ADQsRenaissance
ADQ chops it up with friend, fellow actor, fellow Shelby native, and host of the Authentic Footsteps podcast Neeko Williams about Shelby experiences, growing up as a PK, life at NC A&T and life at Mercy Hill Church. #adqsrenaissance
ADQ raps with Kareem Alston about music, film and theatre experience especially his inspirational performances in FOUL BALL and his integral role in developing the groundbreaking BUTTER. #adqsrenaissance
ADQ opens Season 2 with talks about faith and anxiety along with reflections of his own life. Scripture read: Proverbs 12:25 and Matthew 6:25-34 also read were passages from The 48 Laws of Power and The 50th Law
ADQ chops it up with fellow Shelby, NC natives and hosts of BLACK OUT LOUD Obasi Jaheem Amare and Justin Cunningham about Shelby beginnings and the struggles of Black people as well as the relational change to Afrikan Spirituality. #adqsrenaissance
ADQ chops it up with fellow writer Mesha Hampton about the type of life experiences that influence her writing and her blogging. ADQ also seeks information of her experiences in an alternative genre.#adqsrenaissance
ADQ chops it up with Author, Activist and Motivational Speaker Reginald Williams about his book A MARGINALIZED VOICE and the day to day struggles of black boys in America. From Gang life to Hip Hop to Education. #adqsrenaissance
ADQ chops it up with multifaceted artist actress, singer, poet, hip hop artist Maestra Emcees she talks about her journey and her experiences in the multiple artistic realms and offers knowledge and BARS #adqsrenaissance
ADQ chats it up with Godking June about visions for melanated royalty along with hip hop and his experience in the marines and he continues the melanated dialogue with Tiffany Grant and how we as a people can better pool our money. #adqsrenaissance
ADQ chops it up with St. Peter's World Outreach Center Associate/ College Pastor Jayson Sloan about Faith, Black Businesses, East Winston beginnings, life progressions and more in this episode that includes a failed IG Live attempt. #adqsrenaissance
ADQ chats with Singer and Actress Tyanna Alissa West about her theatre career and beginnings and Ampston Hews about his comedic experience, Donald Trump, Uncle Silky, New York and his possible forray into music.
In this 2 part episode ADQ talks with friend and thespian Mike Burke in part 1 about the foundation of their friendship as well as their collaborations and Mike's theatrical path. In Part 2 ADQ talks with Meredith Stephens and Larry Kirwan about their Shakespearean experiences as well as their upcoming production of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING in which ADQ will be portraying Borachio
In this 2 part episode ADQ talks with Adrian Ekanem about his acting career and beginings. Preperation techniques for performances and auditions. In the 2nd part ADQ talks with Comedian, Actor and Motivational speaker Carlos Big Los Massey about tbe different layers of comedians and artistic aspirations.
ADQ chops it up with old friend Novej and talks about small town upbringings, relationships with 9th Wonder and like minded artists, his brief stint in CHH as Young Timothy and the future in helping young artists create.
ADQ talks with friend and former Guilford County Commissioner District 8 candidate Fahiym Hanna about the importance of government, community organizing, political involvement and bettering life for the working class
ADQ chats with friend, visual artist and fellow writer Shawndale Arnold about writing and visual inspirations and how her multifaceted artistic background influences her style. Also in this episode ADQ expresses his excitement in creating a role for his cousin Amani Morris for his play BATTLE OF THE BOOKS which will be in the May 4th Sip and Script Online readings and Romans 8:6-7, 28 are read
2 PART Episode ADQ talks with Heavenly McCrea about Fashion, Black love and Mental health. 2nd part talks with fellow actor/ rapper about beginnings, life lessons and shared approaches to performing art. Deuteronomy 8:18, Romans 8:18 and Song of Solomon 1:5-8, 10 & 15 read in this episode.
ADQ chats with friend and Brother in Christ Donnell Bruce about beginnings, finding God's calling in life, cultural norms and the transition from Black Church to White Church. Passages in this episode are Psalm 31:1-3
ADQ chats with S.O.U.L. Society's very own Born King about black enpowerment socially, economically, educationally and artistically among other pearls expoused in this enlightening episode. Also in this episode is Amos 5:14-15, 22-24 and a freestyle from Marco Grooms.
ADQ talks with good friend and fellow actor Josh Anderson about his journey, outlook and experience in theatre. Also in this episode are readings from Carter G. Woodson's The Miseducation of the Negro and Lamentations 3:55-60, Revelation 3:8 and Zechariah 10:1-3
ADQ talks with long time friend Nachela Knox about her theatrical background which segued into a burgeoning film career. She also talks about aspirations, discouraging moments and influences. Also in this episode ADQ reads Mark 4:35-41 as a response to the Covid 19 pandemic and offers his remarks on the suspension of Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign.