Resume

Quentin Talley

Film/TV:
My South Speaks | Poet/Writer | Turner South
Small Business Marketing | Poet/Writer | Bank of America
Global Consumer Banking | Poet/Writer | Bank of America
Recruitment | Poet/Writer | Corning
Crossroads Charlotte | Extra/Writer | Emulsion Arts

Theater:
Rise For Freedom | Director | Opera Carolina
Transformation | Writer/Performer/Director | Charlotte Ballet (co-dir. Jean Pierre Bonnefoux)
The Mountaintop | Assistant Director | Penumbra Theatre (dir. Lou Bellamy)
Two Trains Running | Assistant Director | OSF (dir. Lou Bellamy)
Rhyme Deferred | Director | On Q Productions
Paul Robeson | Director | On Q Productions
Bouncers | Ralph | Winston Salem Arts Council
Blue | Blue | Actor’s Theater of Charlotte
Holes | Armpit | Children’s Theater of Charlotte
Squonk Opera | Poet | Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
Dutchman | Director | On Q Productions
Day of Absence | Director | On Q Productions
Miles & Coltrane | John Coltrane/Director | On Q Productions

• Founded On Q Productions in 2006, has Partnered with Mint Museum of Art, Levine Museum of the New South, Opera Carolina, Harvey B. Gantt Center, Blumenthal Performing Arts
• Sold out Performances of Miles & Coltrane at East to Edinburgh in NYC (E59 Theater) and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland (Jazz Bar), 2009; also featured at DC Black Theater Festival (Studio Theater, 2011) and during National Black Arts Festival (14th St. Playhouse, Atl, 2011), Piccolo Spoleto,(Charleston, SC May/June 2012)
• First African American Resident Theater Company of Blumenthal Performing Arts, 2009-present

Education:
Winthrop University, 2003
B.A in Theater Performance

• Received the 1st Blair E. Beasley Jr. Directing Scholarship, 2002

Presentations:
• Harvey B. Gantt Center Annual Fundraiser, 2014, Presenting Emcee
• Pecha Kucha Charlotte Vol. 8, 9, 10, 2013 & 2014, Presenting Emcee
• National Conference of Black Engineers, 2013 Presenting Emcee
• DNC Random Acts of Culture, Charlotte, 2012, Performing Artist & Facilitator
• National Poetry Slam, 2012, Host Program Director
• New River Dramatist, 2011, Roundtable Actor
• John Lennon Tour Bus, 2011, Project and Program Coordinator
• TedxCharlotte, 2010, Presenting Performer
• Bonnaroo, 2010, Performer
• LA Ink Slam @ Grierbrair Theater, Performer, ‘09 (Champions), ’11 (4th place)
• Corning Inc., 2009, Presenting Performer
• Arts & Science Council Kick off Campaign, 2009 & 2011, Presenting Performer
• Foundation for the Carolinas Annual Luncheon, 2009, Presenting Performer
• National Junior Achievement Awards, 2009, Presenting Performer
• Bank of America, Global Consumer Banking Conference, 2008, Presenting Performer
• Southeast Division Wal-mart Diversity Day, 2008, Presenting Performer
• Cornel West, 2008, Opening Act Performer
• Individual World Poetry Slam, 2008, Programming
• Americans for the Arts & Sundance Institute National Arts Policy Roundtable Artist 2008, Presenting Performer
• Charlotte Bobcats Youth Foundation, 2008, Presenting Performer
• Slam Charlotte, National Poetry Slam Champions 2008 & ’07, Choreography Consultant

Grants and Fellowships:
• Knight Foundation Grant, 2014
• Theater Communications Group LeadershipU Fellowship, 2012- 2014
• Crossroads Charlotte Artist-In-Residence, 2008-2011
• Knight Foundation & ASC Cultural Innovation Grant 2011
• ASC Cultural Project Grant 2010
• ASC Cultural Access Grant 2009
• Front Porch Grant 2008
• Arts & Science Council Neighborhood Grant 2006

Awards and Honors:
• Harvey B. Gantt Center, Artist of the Year Award, 2012
• Blumenthal Performing Arts CenterStage Award, 2010
• Metrolina Theater Association Theater Person of the Year Nomination, 2010
• Metrolina Theater Association Emerging Artist Award, 2009
• Metrolina Theater Association Theater Company of The Year Nomination, 2009

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