On Q Productions company started in 2001 with a mission to produce
classic, contemporary and original performance works that reflect
the minority experience, especially that of the African American.
Quentin "Q" Talley began acting in Greenwood, SC in community, high
school and church theater productions. He continued training at
Winthrop University where he seriously began writing poetry,
performing as a Slam Poet, and directing stage productions.
He has performed throughout the country at the Nyroucian Poets
Society (New York, NY), Bowery (New York, NY), Austin Poetry Club
(Austin, Texas), Tampa Slam (Tampa, Florida), and Durham Bull City
Slam (Durham, NC). Placed 12th in 2006 at the Individual World
Poetry Slam, 2nd in the nation with team Slam Charlotte at the
National Poetry Slam in 2005, and is a two time Southernfried
regional champion, in 2005 & 2007. He was has also appeared in the
open door Borders Poetry series and the Turner South network.
"Q" also performed throughout the country as poet at many colleges
and universities, University North Carolina at Charlotte, University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, College of Charleston, Western
Carolina University, University of Hawaii, and University of Florida
at Saint Pete. He has shared the stage with Bishop Desmond Tutu,
Nikki Giovanni, CeLo, MC Lyte, Ted Turner and Tavis Smiley.
Quentin’s directing honors include, the Death of
the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, The Dutchman, In The
Blood, Reflections 9/11,Day of Absence, Yellow Man and
For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide
When the Rainbow was Enuf.
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