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ADQ's Renaissance

ADQ's Renaissance

By Adrian Quarles
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.
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Episode 65: The Spiritual Stage w/ Yvette Marie Butler

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Episode 75: A Trip to the Stagedoor pt. 1 w/ Carla Costabile & Erinn Dearth,/&Dan Beckmann
On this episode ADQ discusses theatre, Spring Theatre, Its Riley, Argentinian Theatre with ED, DB & CC.
59:45
October 28, 2020
Episode 74: A & Hay Live in from the Tre w/ Hayden Crawford
ADQ chops it up with fellow actor Hayden Crawford about acting and black health also break down theatrical experiences.
1:19:07
October 12, 2020
Episode 73: Me & Ms. Jones w/ Morgan Flowerchild Jones
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.
1:55:49
October 8, 2020
Episode 72: California Love w/ Jovita Molina
ADQ chops it up with actress Jovita Molina about her theatrical beginnings and productions based about Mexican culture as well as her view on portraying Rachel Codigan in APRENDER ESPANOL
1:39:17
October 8, 2020
Episode 71: Doin Work Theatre Style w/ Richard Taylor, Steven S. George & Alex Lewis
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.
1:42:28
October 4, 2020
Episode 70: Politics and Love w/ Casey Merie & Tamika Wells
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
3:13:03
September 28, 2020
Episode 69: Thursday Night Theatre w/ Alex Lewis, Angela Williams Tripp, Tiffany Person & Makenzie T
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
2:26:17
September 25, 2020
Episode 68: War Cries and Victory Shouts w/ Natman
ADQ chops it up with friend and Hip Hop artist Natman about faith, musical aspirations and path as well as testimonies. #adqsrenaissance
2:37:46
September 20, 2020
Episode 67: Theatre Roundtable w/ Orlando Roderiguez, Carmen Deese, & David Vaughn
ADQ chops it up with Carmen Deese, Orlando Roderiguez, and David Vaughn about their collective theatre tastes and experiences. Very motivating episode that addresses serveral musicals #adqsrenaissance
1:42:27
September 15, 2020
Episode 66: The Director's Cut w/ Mike Burke, Lorin Kaplan, Jennifer Williams and Ardencie Hall- K.
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
1:58:41
September 8, 2020
Episode 65: The Spiritual Stage w/ Yvette Marie Butler
In this episode ADQ chops it up with Yvette Marie Butler about faith, theatrical experiences and music. They also discuss her role in the upcoming APRENDER ESPANOL #adqsrenaissance
1:24:55
September 6, 2020
Episode 64: 80's babies rule theatre w/ Jesica Terry
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
59:35
August 31, 2020
Episode 63: Crossing Borders 2: Lets talk Africa w/ Maneza F-8
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
2:03:02
August 29, 2020
Episode 62: Crossing Borders w/ Luisa Cortes
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
1:53:14
August 17, 2020
Episode 61: Keeping the Theatre Magic Going w/ Gregg Vogelsmeier
ADQ chops it up with friend and new Stained Glass Playhouse Artistic Director Gregg Vogelsmeier about theatre, the adjustment to COVID, his new appointment, desired shows and more. #adqsrenaissance
1:19:23
August 13, 2020
Episode 60: The Power of Adrians w/ Adrian Allen
ADQ chops it up with friend and collaborator Adrian Allen about his experience in the Navy as well as his artistic journey and some political topics. #adqsrenaissance
1:36:14
August 10, 2020
Episode 59: Defining The Insurgent Ones w/ GodKing June
ADQ chops it up with artist GodKing June about black issues, music, and his new album Insurgent. Very educational conversation #adqsrenaissance
1:38:52
August 3, 2020
Episode 58: ADQ'S THEATRE JOURNEY
ADQ goes solo and breaks down his theatre journey from Shy awkward fat kid from Shelby, NC to burgeoning theatre artist and Dramatist Guild member #adqsrenaissance
1:00:57
August 1, 2020
Episode 57: GO DJ! THAT'S MY DJ!!!!! w/ DJ Ronnie Ron
ADQ chops it up with DJ Ronnie Ron about DJing, artistic investment, transparency and making a stake on the Christian Hip Hop industry. Also talks about Black economics. #adqsrenaissance
1:29:11
July 26, 2020
Episode 56: Carefully Entering the Inbox w/ Nakesha Writes
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
1:33:48
July 24, 2020
Episode 55: Lets Talk Money w/ Tiffany Grant
Financial Guru and Money expert Tiffany Grant returns and in this episode ADQ picks her mind on how does her financial expertise translate through a variety of scenarios. #adqsrenaissance
1:36:29
July 20, 2020
Episode 54: Talking Shop Theatre Style w/ Sierra Nicole Smith
In this episode ADQ compares theatrical experiences with star of many theatrical pieces notably BATTLE OF THE BOOKS Sierra Nicole Smith. #adqsrenaissance
1:57:48
July 18, 2020
Episode 53: Higher Infinite Power Healing our People w/ Stephen "S.O.U.N.D." Brewer
ADQ chops it up with good friend Sound Doc about Liberian beginnings, life as a part of The Gatekeepers along with some possible steps into theatre.
1:43:25
July 18, 2020
Episode 52: In search of Orgena and The Criterion w/ Dominick Hand
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
1:50:09
July 11, 2020
Episode 51: NACHELA'S BACK!!!!! With COMPLICATED w/ Nachela Knox
Nachela Knox returns promoting her new film COMPLICATED she share's writing techniques, the forming of her production company and remaining creative in the midst of this pandemic. #adqsrenaissance
1:38:11
July 9, 2020
Episode 50: 2 Writers A πŸ‡²πŸ‡± Mali Descendent and A Motown Native w/ Jibri Abdullah
Newly approved Dramatist Guild member ADQ chops it up with History teacher and Author Jibri Abdullah about his upcoming book A BOY WHO GREW UP TO BE KING and the motivation behind it.
1:15:54
July 7, 2020
Episode 49: ADQ on HAMILTON pt.1
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
54:17
July 4, 2020
Episode 48: The Money Take w/ Tumaini Johnson
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.
1:27:45
June 22, 2020
Episode 47: The Battle of the Books written & directed by: Adrian Dion Quarles
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.
1:00:05
June 20, 2020
HAPPY JUNETEENTH!!!!!! NOW WATCH BATTLE OF THE BOOKS TONIGHT AT 8!!!!!
ADQ goes solo on this episode talking about Juneteenth, his black experience, shouts out Black businesses and promotes TONIGHT'S PRESENTATION OF BATTLE OF THE BOOKS
39:03
June 19, 2020
Episode 43: ALL HAIL QUEEN LATISHA!!!!! w/ Latisha DiVenuto
ADQ chops it up with Friend and SAG Actress LaTisha DiVenuto about artistic pursuits and desires as well as admiration for influences and ADQ's trip to NY
2:10:11
June 14, 2020
Episode 45: A Marvtastic Life w/ Andre Minkins
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
2:50:38
June 10, 2020
ADQ vs. The System.pt. 2: #BlackLivesMatter
ADQ gives his thoughts on a rally that he attended and what the solution in his mind may be and also dialogues with marchers and protesters. #adqsrenaissance
45:31
June 8, 2020
Episode 42: ADQ vs. The System
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
29:02
May 28, 2020
Episode 41: Renaissance Roundtable with Main Man
ADQ chops it up with fellow multifaceted artist Main Man about his artistry and the fielda that he performs in. #adqsrenaissance
1:33:56
May 26, 2020
Episode 40: The Chocolate 🍫 🍫 Drop Society w/ Genesis Amaris Kemp
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
1:16:20
May 24, 2020
Episode 39: From Shelltown/ Tre4 to Brooklyn w/ Ronald GiftedPoet Lavender
ADQ chops it up with Poet/ Actor/ Playwright/ Community Activist Ronald Lavender about multiple commonalities between them as well as different adventures in the arts. #adqsrenaissance
1:48:18
May 23, 2020
Episode 38: By Any Means Necessary w/ Dominick Hand
ADQ chops it up with Educator and Community leader Dominick Hand about politics, black economics, working with S.O.U.L. Society , Malcolm X and more. #adqsrenaissance
1:22:25
May 23, 2020
Episode 37: Made in the Tre w/ Jerome "King Historii" Wilson
ADQ chops it up with old friend Jerome "King Historii" Wilson about Music, and Misconceptions about Gang Culture as well as life in Winston Salem. #adqsrenaissance
2:26:07
May 22, 2020
Episode 36: Addressing the Mess HAPPY BIRTHDAY MALCOLM X!!!! w/ Allie West
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
1:28:37
May 19, 2020
Episode 35: Setting the Stage w/ Lorin Kaplan
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
1:20:33
May 18, 2020
Talking Real w/ Valinda "Lady V" Asbury
ADQ chops it up with Lady V of 105.1 Get Real Radio. About her background leading up to her radio show. Also black relationships is discussed. #adqsrenaissance
1:11:02
May 17, 2020
Episode 33: A Philadelphia Session w/ Deborah Turner
ADQ chops it up with Professor/ Poet Deborah Turner about the substantive nature of her poetry and how her path has led to the writing of her book SWEATING IT OUT. #adqsrenaissance
2:03:46
May 16, 2020
Episode 5: Stepping Authentically w/ Neeko Williams
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
44:51
May 14, 2020
Episode 32- Rapping with Remo w/ Kareem Lamar Alston
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
1:24:11
May 14, 2020
Episode 31: ADQ Speaks
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
26:36
May 12, 2020
Episode 30- 3 African Kings From Shelby w/ Justin Cunningham and Obasi Jaheem Amare
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
1:56:12
May 10, 2020
Episode 29- Back to the Afro Future w/ Mesha Hampton
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
1:19:55
May 7, 2020
Episode 28- UnMarginalized Voices w/ Reginald Williams
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
2:07:06
May 6, 2020
Episode 27: 704 Boys in the building tonight!!! G-O!!!!! w/ Kendrick Burris
ADQ chops it up with longtime friend Kendrick Burris about time at Kings Mountain High School, collegiate experiences, hip hop asperations, political views and more!!! #adqsrenaissance
2:10:00
May 4, 2020
Episode 26: Enjoy the Tripp w/ Angela Williams Tripp
ADQ chops it up with Theatrical aficionado Mrs. Angela Williams Tripp about artistic beginnings, theatrical desires, experiencing in acting and directing. #adqsrenaissance
1:25:39
May 2, 2020
Episode 25: Tap, Tap, Tap MAESTRA!!!!! w/ Maestra Emcees
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
2:04:28
May 2, 2020
Episode 24: North Carolina's A&T ROUND DOS
Tara Whitney Rison returns on ADQ'S RENAISSANCE and continues theatrical chatter comparing experiences in RUINED and learned techniques. KOBE EPISODE #adqsrenaissance
1:06:34
April 29, 2020
Episode 23: God Talk, Money Talk w/ GodKing June and Tiffany Grant
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
2:54:39
April 29, 2020
Episode 22: GP RETURNS!!!!! Presenting...... DRE TRINITY!!!!! W/ Usher Boi Squad
ADQ welcomes back Mr. GP and discusses with him and Dre Trinity theatrical roots, influences, standing in Christian Hip Hop and serving the Tre Fo. #adqsrenaissance
1:37:01
April 26, 2020
Episode 21: Artists 4 Justice (Brother/ Sister Bonding) w/ Keisha McKane & Skyy Jones
ADQ chats with his beloved big sis and A4J founder Keisha McKane about the beginnings of Artists 4 Justice and ADQ's social justice beginnings. #adqsrenaissance
1:02:33
April 26, 2020
Episode 20: Cut from the same prayer cloth w/Jayson Sloan
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
2:09:24
April 25, 2020
Episode 19- Comedians can sing and Singers can be funny w/ Tyanna Alissa West & Ampston Hews
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.
1:11:59
April 25, 2020
Episode 18- A Pantha Renaissance w/ Seven Da Pantha
ADQ chops it up with Pantha Politix host and Hip Hop Artist Seven Da Pantha about Hip hop music, politics, religion and ends with bars. #adqsrenaissance
3:02:31
April 24, 2020
Episode 17- North Carolina's A&T (Adrian & Tara)
ADQ chops it up with new friend Tara Whitney Rison on beginnings, artistic generalizations and the importance of a black presence in the arts. #adqsrenaissance
1:39:09
April 22, 2020
Episode 16- Bars and Fairytales w/ Nakesha Writes
ADQ chops it up with friend writer, actress, director, poet and producer Nakesha Writes about her beginnings, passion and the inspirational movement that is WHAT FAIRYTALE?
1:24:08
April 22, 2020
Episode 15: ADQ vs. Shakespeare w/ Mike Burke, Meredith Stephens and Larry Kirwan
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
3:39:00
April 21, 2020
Episode 14: Two Adrians and A Clean Comedian Walk into a bar w/ Adrian Ekanem and Big Los
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.
3:07:54
April 20, 2020
Episode 13- Life in a Creative Young World w/ Tim "Novej" McGuire #adqsrenaissance
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.
1:33:22
April 17, 2020
Episode 12- A Night at the Renaissance w/ Renaissance Jones
ADQ chats with Filmmaker Renaissance Jones about beginnings, aspirations and shared tastes in filmmaking.
1:28:41
April 17, 2020
Episode 11: Fahiym 4 President w/ Fahiym Hanna #adqsrenaissance
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
1:35:11
April 16, 2020
Episode 10- God's People, Quarles & Peeples talking about God's plan with no quarrels.
ADQ and Big bro Mr. GP go back in time. They discuss GP's art and influences. Church life and the establishment of his Usher Boy Collective.
1:38:07
April 16, 2020
Episode 9- I'm Inspired w/ Tomeka Allen
ADQ chats with friend and I-Inspire Productions founder Tomeka Allen about her catalog of productions written and directed by her as well as her education and her contributions to the arts
1:20:26
April 15, 2020
Episode 8 pt. 2: Faith and Works w/ Teresa B. Howell
ADQ chats with author and playwright Teresa B. Howell about her works That Church Life and Delay Is Not Denial and the inspiration behind them.
1:08:32
April 15, 2020
Episode 8 pt.1 The Mind of Miss Arnold w/ Shawndale Arnold
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
1:08:58
April 14, 2020
Episode 7: Blaq Love and Heaven w/ Jon Blaq and Heavenly McCrea
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.
2:37:16
April 13, 2020
Episode 6: Eyes on God w/ Donnell Bruce
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
58:47
April 11, 2020
Episode 4: " The Re-Reconstruction Era: Re-Building the Village" w/ Brad Simmons aka Born King
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.
1:39:35
April 10, 2020
Episode 3: The Road Less Traveled w/ Josh Anderson
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
1:26:27
April 9, 2020
Episode 2: Being Calm in the Storm w/ Nachela Knox
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.
1:23:24
April 9, 2020
Episode 1- The Introduction
ADQ introduces the concept of this new podcast and goes through a wide variety of what he will talk about as he preps to chop it up with Actor/ Hip Hop Artist Jon Blaq
20:18
April 8, 2020
April 7, 2020
00:59
April 7, 2020