Playwright / Writer / Consultant

CHRISTINA QUINTANA (CQ) is a queer writer with Cuban and Louisiana roots. There is "other" and "in-between" in all of us; CQ tells stories that mine the misconception of dissimilarity and proclaim, "You are not alone." 

Her plays and musicals have been developed and produced with companies including Barrington Stage Company, Southern Rep, INTAR, Lark Play Development Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Astoria Performing Arts Center, and more. Her play Scissoring is published and available for licensing via Dramatists Play Service and a monologue from AZUL, which was featured on the 2017 Kilroys List and had its world premiere at Southern Rep as part of the 2019 Tennessee Williams/Saints and Sinners Literary Festival, is published in The Kilroys List: Volume 2. For more, visit NPX.

CQ's poetry, fiction, and lyric nonfiction is published or forthcoming in Santa Clara Review, Wildness Journal, OnCubaNimrod JournalFoglifter, great weather for MEDIA, and beyond. She is the author of the poetry chapbook The Heart Wants (Finishing Line Press), and her poem "She-lium" was featured on Radiolab's "Elements" episode in collaboration with Emotive Fruition. 

This past year, CQ's hour-long dystopian drama pilot, Invisible Lily, appeared on the WeForShe "Ones to Watch" List, and she served as Staff Writer on the ABC series The Baker and the Beauty.​ She is the recipient of fellowships and residencies from WP Theater, MacDowell (Ernest and Red Heller Fellow), Playwrights Realm, Van Lier/New Voices at The Lark, CubaOne, Queer/Art, and Lambda Literary, as well as commissions from Audible, The Civilians, Palo Alto Playhouse, EST/Alfred P. Sloan Project, Peppercorn Theatre Company, and more. She holds an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University.

 

writing.

plays.

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poetry & prose.

DIGITAL

(Forthcoming 2020/2021) 

THE PUNCH MAGAZINE

"Caroline & John" (short story)

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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 via MEDIUM

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

BOMB MAGAZINE

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

 

THE LARK BLOG

"What's in a Name? Why SCISSORING" (essay)

THE LARK BLOG: STAGES OF RESISTANCE

"The Conversation of Resistance"(essay)

ONCUBA MAGAZINE

"Soul History" (lyric essay) 

FRONT PORCH JOURNAL

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

APAC BLOG

"On Evensong" (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) 

2014 LAMBDA FELLOWS ANTHOLOGY

A Slip of Moon excerpt (fiction)

 

FIRST CLASS LITERARY MAGAZINE

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

HIV HERE & NOW

"And How" (poetry)

 

PRINT

(Forthcoming Spring 2021)

SANTA CLARA REVIEW

"Final Song" 

"Maiden Voyage" 

(poetry) 

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

"Intensive Care" (poetry)

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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) 

 

FOGLIFTER 

"Live Like the Geraces," "After Garner," &"Al" (hybrid/poetry)

 

SAW PALM

"Cornflakes con Leche" (poetry)

 

RASPA MAGAZINE

"Love's Equation," "January," and "Reunion" (poetry)

 

news & events.

contact.

THEATRE 

Katie Gamelli

A3 Artists Agency

p: 646-461-9379

katie.gamelli@abramsartny.com

TELEVISION/FILM

Steven Selikoff

Shuman Company

sselikoff@shumanco.com

Katt Riley & Martin To

A3 Artists Agency

katt.riley@a3artistsagency.com

martin.to@a3artistsagency.com

CONSULTING + PERSONAL

p: 504-931-7154

cq@cquintana.com 

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ENTER YOUR SLEEP

(Yale Cabaret, 2018) Childhood best friends, meet in a wild night of dreams to unravel their complex friendship, battle their sadness, and, ultimately, face a looming, dark truth.