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CQ, or C. QUINTAN [pronouns: she/any] is a queer writer with Cuban and New Orleans roots based on unceded Canarsee and Munsee Lenape land in Cypress Hills, BrooklynCQ tells stories that mine the misconception of dissimilarity & proclaim, "You are not alone." 

CQ's plays & musicals have been developed and produced nationwide with Diversionary Theatre, Barrington Stage Company, INTAR, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and more. Scissoring is available via Dramatists Play Service, and you can listen to The 126-Year-Old Artist via Audible. For more, visit NPX.

CQ's poetry, fiction, and lyric nonfiction is published in Third Coast, Jacar Press, The Wildness Journal, Foglifter, great weather for MEDIA, and beyond. The author of the poetry chapbook The Heart Wants (Finishing Line Press), CQ's poem "She-lium" was featured on Radiolab's "Elements" episode in collaboration with Emotive Fruition, now Poetry Well. 

CQ's television writing credits include Fox/Sony's ALERT: Missing Persons Unit (Season 2), AMC/Boat Rocker's upcoming Orphan Black: Echoes, and ABC/Keshet's The Baker and the Beauty.

 

She is the recipient of grants & fellowships from NYSCA, Café Royal Cultural Foundation, MacDowell, Playwrights Realm, Van Lier/New Voices at The Lark, CubaOne,  Lambda Literary, and Queer|Art, as well as commissions from The Kennedy Center, Audible, The Civilians, EST/Alfred P. Sloan Project, and more. CQ is a proud graduate of the deceased College of Santa Fe and holds an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University. @cquintanatown

projects.

writing.

selected plays.

selected poetry & prose.

DIGITAL

THE LATINO BOOK REVIEW

"Hungry" (short story)

WILDNESS JOURNAL

"Whitish" (lyric essay)

BOMB MAGAZINE

"The Queer Continuum: Emily Hashimoto..." (interview)

 

BOUDIN: THE MCNEESE REVIEW ONLINE

"In a Dark House" (lyric essay)

THE LARK BLOG

"Read (More) Plays" (flash essay)

P.S. I LOVE YOU via MEDIUM

"Go Hug Your Father" (lyric essay)

QUEEN MOB'S TEAHOUSE 

"The Three Little Pigs & the Big, Bad Buzzcut-Loving Agenda" (satire) 

PULPMAG

"Genderfication (Part I: Collaboration)" (lyric essay)

BOMB MAGAZINE

"Living is Contagious: Aimee Herman...(interview)

ONCUBA MAGAZINE

"Soul History" (lyric essay) 

FRONT PORCH JOURNAL

"Life is an Application" (experimental/lyric essay) 

7x7.la

"The Best-Kept Part of You"

(fiction w/ photographer JJ Jetel)

 

GLASS POETRY PRESS: PULSAMOS

"Historia (For Orlando)" (poetry)

JDBRECORDS BLOG

"Alchemy" & "King or Queen(tana)" (poetry) 

 

FIRST CLASS LITERARY MAGAZINE

"Bushwick Avenue-Aberdeen Street" & "Painting" (poetry)

 

PRINT

THIRD COAST

"In Fact, You Have No Idea" (lyric essay)

FOGLIFTER JOURNAL
"Articles of Michigan" (hybrid)

JACAR PRESS /  ACTING UP: QUEER IN THE NEW CENTURY ANTHOLOGY

"Intensive Care" (poetry)

SANTA CLARA REVIEW

"Final Song" 

"Maiden Voyage" 

(poetry) 

GREAT WEATHER FOR MEDIA / ESCAPE WHEEL ANTHOLOGY

"Buffalo" (poetry)

FINISHING LINE PRESS

The Heart Wants (poetry chapbook)

NIMROD INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL

"Origins of Dress" (lyric essay) 

about.

news & events.

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contact.

THEATRE/PLAYWRITING

Katie Gamelli

Paladin Artists

p: 860-930-0757

katiegamelli@paladinartists.com

 

TELEVISION/FILM

Steven Selikoff (Manager)

Shuman Company

sselikoff@shumanco.com

BOOK

Adrian Shirk

Driftless Literary

adrian@driftlessliterary.com

CONSULTING + PERSONAL

cq@cquintana.com 

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