photos by Michael Dekker
2017 Kilroys Honorable Mention
2016 World Premiere at Astoria Performing Arts Center (directed by David Mendizábal)
2015 Featured on Howlround/LTC's Presente: Roll Call of Latina/o Plays
Evensong traces the story of Teofilo “Teo” Aguilar, a young Mexican-American gay man and member of New York City’s working homeless population. A Texas-transplant with big dreams, Teo works as a bank teller, goes on mediocre online dates, and searches for connection while navigating the tangled shelter system. Using structural elements of choral music and theatrical magic, Evensong is a tale of survival, growth, and faith in moments of loneliness and solitude.
Runtime 90 minutes
Reviews from Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) World Premiere, 2016:
"A refreshing new theatrical voice emerges...."
"From its opening moments...grabs the audience and never lets go."
"...the playwright brings a strong sense of humanity to each person, engaging the audience and driving the play’s message home."
"...raw, yet tender drama of homelessness in New York City"
"Quintana’s script... zero(s) in on the ferocity of the characters’ pain while never sentimentalizing it."