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Julius Caesar (The Iowa Partnership in the Arts)


William Shakespeare

Adapted By: The Q Brothers Collective


GQ, JQ, Jackson Doran, Postell Pringle


Mainstage in Thayer

1st Rehearsal

August 29


September 24-28


Week 1: Sept 29-Oct 2, Week 2: Oct 5-9, Week 3: Oct 13-15 (there will be a High School Matinee during they day on Oct 14)

Roles to be Cast

10-12 Actors

Audition & Callback Info

if you are interested in working with the Q Brothers on Julius Caesar, please consider replacing one of your monologues with a rap OR adding 8-12 bars at the end of your monologues.  If you include 8-12 bars at the end of your monologues you will be given up to one additional minute.

For Callbacks you will be asked to prepare 16 to 32 bars of a song that shows your singing ability. Pop, rock, soul, musical theater.  You may sing the song A cappella. We will have playback so if you want to bring some sort of backing track you can. There will be NO accompanist.


The Q Brothers (JQ, GQ, Jax, and Pos) are internationally known for their previous add-rap-tations:The Bomb-itty of Errors, Funk It Up About Nothin'Othello The Remix, Q Brothers' Christmas Carol and MTV's "Scratch N Burn". This fall, The Q's are excited bring their unique brand of adaptation to another age-old text. Over the course of five weeks, The Q's will work with students from the University of Iowa to devise, revise, and remix Shakespeare's Julius Caesar into a modern hip-hop musical. In this yet to be titled Julius Caesar Project, they will explore the themes of fate, betrayal, and political corruption.



Note that this production has an extended run of three weeks and will have a High School Matinee.

The Iowa Partnership in the Arts program was established in 1992 to support the creation of major new works of theatrical art. Nationally and internationally respected guest artists collaborate with students and faculty to present adventuresome new works, many of which have gone on to be productions throughout the country. This program is part of a long tradition of UI faculty and students collaborating with professional artists to develop new work.

Holiday Conflicts

9/3-5 Labor Day Weekend, 9/5 Labor Day (Observed), 9/11 Eid al-Adha*, 9/22 Equinox (Mabon/Ostata), 10/1- 9 Navaratri / Dassehra , 10/2 Muharram (Al Hijrah - New Year), 10/3-4 Rosh Hashanah*, 10/12 Yom Kippur*

* All Jewish and Islamic holidays listed above begin at sundown on the previous day.



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