January 01, 2020

THE LIST includes the results of our annual industry survey of excellent new plays by female and trans playwrights. It is a tool for producers committed to ending the systemic underrepresentation of female and trans playwrights in the American theater.

A SLIP OF MOON is a semifinalist for YesYes Books' Pamet River Prize

January 01, 2020

Pamet River 2017 Semifinalists

Diannely Antigua for Ugly Music
Michelle Betters for Ghost Sonnets
Sara Brickman for Little Houdini
Rebecca Brown for Mountain Song
Wo Chan for Chopped
Katie Condon for Praying Naked
Claudia Cortese for Twine
Caroline Crew for Bucolia
Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach for Don’t Touch the Bones
Amber Flame for apocrifa
Shamala Gallagher for Mooncalf
Marcelle Heath for Nine times Gretchen King is mistaken
Amanda Galvan Huynh for Fray
Marty McConnell for bone count by bone count
Anna Mebel for The Princess of Animals Invents Loneliness

Devon Moore for All Throats Sound Animal
GennaRose Nethercott for 50 Beasts to Break Your Heart
Inès Pujos for Self Portrait As Beast Inside Belly
Christina Quintana for A Slip of Moon 
Anne Riesenberg for Body/Language
Sarah Sgro for Without Them I Am Still A Mother
Lisa Summe for Theoretical You
Kelly Grace Thomas for Boatburned
Gale Marie Thompson for Expeditions to the Polar Seas
Shelley Wong for Night Trees
Jamila Woods for sample

January 01, 2020

The Yale Institute for Music Theatre has selected two original book musicals — “Cowboy Bob” and “Gumbo” —for this year’s two-week summer lab. In addition, Gordon Leary and Julia Meinwald, authors of “Pregnancy Pact, which was workshopped at the institute in 2011, will return as this year’s Alumni in Residence with their musical “REB + VoDKa + ME.” The institute will culminate with open rehearsal readings of each project, presented as part of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, on June 23 and 24.

Featured in the 50 Playwrights Project Blog of Latinx Playwrights.

January 01, 2020

The 50 Playwrights Project is a digital resource for Latin@ theatre and a virtual home for the voices of Latin@ playwrights created by Dr. Trevor Boffone.

"The Conversation of Resistance" in The Lark's Stages of Resistance Blog Series

January 01, 2020

Thank you to The Lark for creating space for dialogue. Check out their "Stages of Resistance" blog series and let your voice be heard! #resist

January 01, 2020

Thanks to OnCuba magazine for publishing this essay I wrote on my recent life-changing journey to Cuba with a cohort of Cuban-Americans via the CubaOne Foundation. 

The Lark Awards Brittany K. Allen and Christina Quintana with 2017 Van Lier New Voices Fellowship

January 01, 2020

NEW YORK, NY— This year long residency is designed to help address the lack of inclusion of early career playwrights of color in the theater field. Specifically, the Fellowship supports extraordinary writers of color under 30 and includes a cash award of $15,000, plus a $3,000 health insurance allowance, as well as access to a wide range of Lark resources, including artistic program participation, financial tools and coaching, office and rehearsal space, and staff support. 

ENTER YOUR SLEEP remount with Baby Crow Productions: Chicago, March 5-16

January 01, 2020

Baby Crow Productions is mounting a second production of ENTER YOUR SLEEP this March 5-16. Get your tickets, Chicago, Illinois! A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the nation's largest non-profit dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. 

January 01, 2020

I am honored and thrilled to have a poem in Emotive Fruition's 2017 Valentine's Day show this coming February 8th at 7:30pm at the Botanic Lab. The tickets are $10. Don't miss out. This one of my favorite events in NYC: actors performing powerful poetry. 

2016/17 EST/Sloan Project Commission for CITIZEN SCIENTIST

January 01, 2020

The Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project is an initiative designed to stimulate artists to create credible and compelling work exploring the worlds of science and technology and to challenge the existing stereotypes of scientists and engineers in the popular imagination.

EVENSONG has its World Premiere at Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) this November!

January 01, 2020

The show's World Premiere, directed by David Mendizábal, will start off APAC's 2016-2017 Season, playing November 3-19, 2016, Thursdays - Saturdays at 8pm; Saturdays at 2pm. Tickets can be purchased online, via phone, or in person. Use code ChristinaQ for discount tickets ($6 off!) the first weekend. 

West Hollywood Reads/​Lesbian Speakers Series In Conversation with Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Griselda Suarez, Christina Quintana, and Brandi M. Spaethe

January 01, 2020

Come celebrate the much anticipated release of Lucy Jane Bledsoe's new novel, A Thin Bright Line, and enjoy this panel discussion with lesbian/queer women writers in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 22, 2016 / Time TBA: Council Chambers Auditorium, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd.

"Based on a true story, A Thin Bright Line is an American love story with Cold War complications. When a heartbroken woman takes a highly classified government job working with the first ever climate scientists, she agrees to the condition that she pretend to be heterosexual. She joyously fails. A Thin Bright Line is about the impossible compromises of queer life in the 50s and 60s and how one woman rises above the restraints of her time."

Featured in Kelundra Smith article on Southern Women Playwrights in October 2016 Issue of American Theatre Magazine

January 01, 2020

Thanks to the Atlanta-based Kelundra Smith for writing and featuring me in this article, "Southern Female Playwrights, Leaving the Front Porch Behind." I love the byline: The South depicted by an emerging group of playwrights is complicated and diverse, and there’s not a mint julep in sight. You can check it out here. 

2016-2017 Queer/Art/Mentorship Fellows Announced

January 01, 2020

Queer|Art|Mentorship has announced its sixth round of Fellows for the 2016-2017 Program cycle. I'm thrilled to be working with Moe Angelos this year! 

September 30, 2016

Join us for Poetry at Lierati with Raymond McDaniel, Christina Quintana, Sarah Sala, and Keith Taylor. Friday, September 30, 2016 - 7:00pm at Literarti Bookstore (124 E. Washington St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104). releases my collaboration with J.J. Jetel - "The Best Kept Part of You"

January 01, 2020

Writer Amy Bonnaffons and artist Axel Wilhite launched 7×7  in 2015. Each 7×7 invites one visual artist and one writer to engage in a two-week creative conversation. Every finished 7×7 is singular, unclassifiable, and wholly original. A brand-new 7×7 collaboration arrives on our landing page every Thursday. 

New poem "Historia" in Glass Poetry Press online tribute to Pulse victims

January 01, 2020

I am humbled to have this new poem as part of the magazine's online special issue, Pulsamos: LGBTQ Poets Respond to the Pulse Nightclub Shooting. 

Adam Szymkowicz interviewed this playwright.

January 01, 2020

Check out Adam's blog to see my interview--and all the other great playwright interviews--by clicking on the image next door to this text. I'm playwright 848. So many great playwrights! 

THE HEART WANTS (chapbook of poetry) released from Finishing Line Press

February 23, 2023

My chapbook The Heart Wants has officially been released from Finishing Line Press. You can order your copy today! Click the image to make your order online. 










January 03, 2023

Peppercorn Theatre presents the World Premiere of my new TYA play, Flor to Somewhere, directed by Rebecca Cunningham. The show runs from July 8th through the 17th at the Children's Museum of Winston-Salem in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 

GUMBO @ The PiTCH this summer!

January 01, 2020

Gumbo moves forward with the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival this summer with a full week of development alongside director Jerry Dixon featuring three cabaret-style showings featuring work from the show: June 30, July 1, and July 2. Click the image for more information. 

Participating in Franklin Electric Reading Series on July 14th!

January 01, 2020

@650 Franklin Ave in Crown Heights. A night of poetry and fiction. More details as the event approaches. Readings beforehand are on May 26th and June 6th at 7:30. 

Why is NYC's Arts Scene So White?

January 01, 2020

I was recently featured in this article by Brooke L. Williams for CityLimits about the hope for a greater mix in the NYC arts scene. Click the image to read the article. 

Catch the teen ensemble and "Before the Bell" in 52nd Street Project's This is How We Roll!

January 01, 2020

Reserve your FREE tickets now for The Teen One-Act Festival. My short "Before the Bell," directed by Rachel Dart and featuring Jazmine, Imani, and Ashley will have two performances June 3, 2016 at 7:30pm and June 4, 2016 at 3:00pm at the Five Angels Theter, 789 10th Avenue, 2nd Floor. 

AZUL to be featured in EST Bloodworks Reading Series on May 18th at 9pm!

January 01, 2020

EST/Youngblood presents Bloodworks, a reading series of new work by Youngblood writers throughout May and June. My new play, Azul, will be featured in the series on Wednesday, May 18th at 9pm (6th Floor Ensembel Studio Theatre), directed by Rebecca Cunningham and featuring the talents of Rebeca Rad, Kristen Harlow, and Elise Hernandez Santora. Entry is free and seating is open! Join us. 

Ashley Grombol will perform original CQ monlogue for 4th annual PU$$YFEST on May 17th at 8pm @ TBG Theatre NYC!

January 01, 2020

21 playwrights are paired with 21 female-identifying actors and write a custom-made monologue about the body for that performer. A showcase of women and exaltation of the body, this is Caps Lock’s fourth annual Pussyfest.

"Origins of Dress" in new issue of Nimrod International Journal

January 01, 2020

My creative non-fiction piece "Origins of Dress" is featured in the latest issue of Nimrod International Journal, Mirrors & Prisms: Writers of Marginalized Orientations & Gender Identities (Spring/Summer 2016. Vol. 59, No. 2). Order your copy of this important issue today! 

SCISSORING chosen as Finalist for Kitchen Dog New Works Festival

January 01, 2020

Scissoring was selected a Finalist for Dallas's Kitchen Dog Theater 2016 New Works Festival and will be recommended on the New Play Exchange! 

"Mother of Two" in EST/Youngblood MotherBRUNCHer 05/08/16

January 01, 2020

Join for this celebration of Mother's Day with 5 plays about moms. Featuring new plays by Chiara Atik, Amanda Keating, Catya McMullen, Andrew Massey, Christina Quintana. "Mother of Two" will be directed by Matthew Dickson and featuring the talents of Abby Rosebrock, Brian Quijada, Lilli Stein, Chris Wight, and Jenny Zerke. 

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