Fatima Quander ’02 is an accomplished professional actor, proud member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) and Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). She has performed with FRESHH Inc. Theatre Company, DC Hip Hop Theatre Festival, Rep Stage, Everyman Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage Education, Theater of the First Amendment, the Folger Elizabethan Theatre, Imagination Stage, and Discovery Theater; she has also performed in the house and on tour with The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Additionally, she has appeared in a number of national and regional commercials including Toyota, Under Armour and Dick’s Sporting Goods, DC Health Link, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, and Navy Federal Credit Union (among others).
A native Washingtonian, she received her MFA from Actors Studio Drama School in NYC and her BA in Theatre performance from Beloit College. She works with the Griot Girls teenage social activism ensemble of FRESHH Inc. Theatre Company in Anacostia, DC. FRESHH is a grassroots Hip-hop theatre whose objective is to cultivate and celebrate the voices of Black women and girls in theatre. Through this programming, girls use Hip-hop theatre to create and present devised performances that depict their own struggles and stories of resiliency.
Fatima says, “It was at Beloit where I was first introduced to the idea of using theatre to impart social change. My time at Beloit instilled in me the importance of using art to make the world a better place.”