Playwright / Writer / Consultant

CHRISTINA QUINTANA (CQ) is a queer writer with Cuban and Louisiana roots.

 

CQ's plays and musicals have been developed and produced with companies including Barrington Stage Company, Southern Rep, INTAR, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Lark Play Development Center, Astoria Performing Arts Center, and the Alliance Theatre, among others. Her play Scissoring is available for licensing via Dramatists Play Service. For more, visit NPX.

Her poetry, fiction, and lyric nonfiction is published in Boudin: The Online Home of the McNeese ReviewP.S. I Love You, PulpMag, OnCubaNimrod International JournalFoglifter Journal, and beyond, and forthcoming in great weather for MEDIA, and The Punch Magazine. 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 The Civilians, Palo Alto Playhouse, EST/Alfred P. Sloan Project, Peppercorn Theatre Company, and more. She holds an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University.

 

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poetry & prose.

DIGITAL

(Forthcoming 2020) 

THE PUNCH MAGAZINE

"Caroline & John" (short story)

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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) 

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"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 August 2020) 

GREAT WEATHER FOR MEDIA / ESCAPE WHEEL ANTHOLOGY

"Buffalo" (poetry)

(Forthcoming Spring 2021)

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

"Intensive Care" (poetry)

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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.

Celebrating Book Drop for THE KILROYS: VOLUME TWO! 

SAVE THE DATE! The Kilroys Vol. Two is coming, with scenes and monologues from 67 women and nonbinary playwrights (including a monologue from Azul) and a forward by Lynn Nottage. We'll be celebrating with TCG on Zoom, Tuesday May 19, 8pm EST, 5pm PST with a party you don't want to miss. This will be an RSVP event, so follow @thekilroys on Insta or @thekilroys13 on Twitter and hold on for details! #kilroysvolumetwo #thekilroys #womenplaywrights #playwrights 

Join Latinx Superfriends Playwriting workshops on HowlRoundTV! 

Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour is a 5-week Latinx-led playwriting series featuring writers/theatremakers from across the U.S. to share writing practices, experiences, and insightful anecdotes of practice, process, and inspiration, featuring Tlaloc Rivas, Alvaro Saar Rios, Christina Quintana, Georgina Escobar, and José Rivera. Recordings available via HowlRound after live session! 

ASF "22 Homes" Southern Playwrights Project

Check out Alabama Shakespeare Festival's latest virtual programming venture. ASF commissioned 22 southern playwrights (myself included) to write monologues for 22 southern actors. I wrote a piece called "Picture of a Tree," performed by David Huynh. 

The Baker and the Beauty Premiere

Don't miss the premiere of the fun, Notting Hill inspired rom-com I staffed this past year. It hits ABC this Monday, April 13th at 10pm EST, and Hulu the next day. 

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WP Theater #Pipeline Online

Check out content on Instagram and beyond from Tobias: a novel in performance (Pod 3 with Arpita Mukherjee and Marie Cisco) and all five fabulous pods of theatremakers via @wptheater this week. Also, check out the fantastic feature in Playbill. 

contact.

THEATRE 

Katie Gamelli

A3 Artists' Agency

p: 646-461-9379

katie.gamelli@abramsartny.com

TELEVISION/FILM

Steven Selikoff

Shuman Company

p: 310-841-4344

Manal Hammad & Gina Reyes

Verve Talent

p: 310-558-2424

mhammad@vervetla.com

BOOK

Tanusri Prasanna

Foundry Agency

212-601-9325 (o)

tprasanna@foundrymedia.com

CONSULTING + PERSONAL

p: 504-931-7154

cq@cquintana.com 

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THE GREAT LONELY ROAMER AND THE NIGHT THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING

(Featured in inaugural NYU Voices Festival with The Movement, 2017) On New Year’s Eve, a polar bear arrives in suburban Texas in search of a new home, while his sister winds up in New York City to track him down. What follows: a night that will impact the future of an entire species...