Qurrat Ann Kadwani

Producer

 

Qurrat Ann Kadwani is the Artistic Director of the multicultural non-profit organization, eyeBLINK.

Founded in 2003, eyeBLINK is a multicultural not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization committed to promoting social change through theatre, dance, and special events. By producing and nurturing works that challenge traditions, preconceptions, and stereotypes, we strive to redefine entertainment and its role in our society. By drawing on various cultural experiences as well as personal struggles and triumphs, we believe that the creative art form's voice, integral to a society's consciousness, can bring together people of all backgrounds so that we may appreicate our differences. eyeBLINK acts as both an educational tool for the worldwide community about multicultural entertainment as well as a performance arena for established and budding multicultural performers.

She is also the Director of the Theatre department that produces various theatre events throughout the year and she assists with the yearly planning of the Dance and Special Events departments. Theatre projects include The Women of the Mahabharata, Beneath the Banyan Tree, various plays through American Colors, Stripped Boundaries, and various readings of new plays through Tomorrow's Gold! New Work Series. eyeBLINK's other projects include Rhythms: A Choreographers Showcase, Masti Sunset Cruise, Wild Girls: An Evening of Fashion, Art, Music and Dance, Sureeli Shaam: a showcase of Indian singers, The eyeBLINK William J. Carabano Scholarship Award with NYU, and an annual philanthropic project, A Slice of Hope. eyeBLINK is invited annually for the Mayor's Gala on Asian American Heritage. eyeBLINK has also performed at the Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival and has taken part in conferences such as Next Big Bang: Explosion of Asian American Theatre and Desi Drama: South Asian Theatre Conference.

For more info about the national eyeBLINK philanthropic project A Slice of Hope, visit http://www.asliceofhope.org/

Ms. Kadwani is the Producer of Echoes of Love: Suicide Prevention Fundraiser with Music.  Begun in 2013, this annual event raises funds for suicide prevention with live musicians, while illuminating the facts and myths behind suicide and mental illness.