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, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Lark Play Development Center, Astoria Performing Arts Center, and more. Her play Scissoring is published and available for licensing via Dramatists Play Service and a monologue from Azul is published in The Kilroys List: Volume 2. For more, visit NPX.

CQ's poetry, fiction, and lyric nonfiction is published in Boudin: The Online Home of the McNeese ReviewPulpMag, OnCubaNimrod JournalFoglifter, great weather for MEDIA, and and beyond. 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) 

WILDNESS JOURNAL

"Whitish" (lyric essay)

THE PUNCH MAGAZINE

"Caroline & John" (short story)

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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)

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 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

mhammad@vervetla.com​

CONSULTING + PERSONAL

p: 504-931-7154

cq@cquintana.com 

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TOBIAS: a novel in performance

(Slated for WP Pipeline Festival, 2020) Tobias was a real person; far more than footnote in one of North America's earliest-known scandals. Melding the forms of narrative-fiction and playwriting, TOBIAS explores a distinct connection across three backgrounds: Mohawk, African, and Dutch, and examines the complicated lines between power, sex, and love.