Quinn Xavier Hernandez

Quinn Xavier Hernandez

Raised just outside of Charlotte, NC, Quinn Xavier Hernandez is a theatremaker currently residing in Atlanta, GA. Their two favorite books-turned-movies of all time are MATILDA and THE HELP; as a playwright, their work is interested in the spectrum between the two. Their play, MOMMA, was originally developed at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center during their time with the National Theater Institute. It has...
Raised just outside of Charlotte, NC, Quinn Xavier Hernandez is a theatremaker currently residing in Atlanta, GA. Their two favorite books-turned-movies of all time are MATILDA and THE HELP; as a playwright, their work is interested in the spectrum between the two. Their play, MOMMA, was originally developed at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center during their time with the National Theater Institute. It has gone on to receive development through Working Title Playwrights' masterclasses and the competitive Ethel Woolson Lab series. Their short plays STORM CLOUDS FOR LONELY HEARTS and EAT YOU ALIVE have been featured at the ImproStudio in Los Angeles through the Wishbone Theatre Collective and at the Atlanta Mask Center through the Atlanta AppCo Alumni Association, respectively. When not writing, Quinn can often be found in the director’s chair; their most recent directorial credits include HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE (Clemson Players), AS BEES IN HONEY DROWN (Theatre Unhinged), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON (Warehouse Theatre; assistant director), and IN THE HEIGHTS (Glow Lyric Theatre; assistant director). They are currently engaged in the inaugural New Play Development apprenticeship through Working Title Playwrights, Atlanta's premiere New Play Development organization, under the direction of Amber Bradshaw and Rebekah Suella. Quinn received their B.A. in Production Studies in the Performing Arts (Theatre) with a minor in Dramatic Writing from Clemson University in May of 2018. They are also a proud alumnus of the National Theater Institute’s Advanced Playwriting program (Spring 2017).

Plays

  • Momma
    FULL-LENGTH – A mysterious young girl plays in an inflatable pool that bridges the lives of Karen and Evelyn. Karen has wanted to be a mother her entire life, but bearing a child has proved more difficult than she hoped. Parenthood is the furthest thing from Evelyn’s mind. When Karen casts a spell to make her dreams come true and Evelyn suddenly comes face to face with an unexpected pregnancy, both must decide...
    FULL-LENGTH – A mysterious young girl plays in an inflatable pool that bridges the lives of Karen and Evelyn. Karen has wanted to be a mother her entire life, but bearing a child has proved more difficult than she hoped. Parenthood is the furthest thing from Evelyn’s mind. When Karen casts a spell to make her dreams come true and Evelyn suddenly comes face to face with an unexpected pregnancy, both must decide if they have what it takes to be called “Momma.”
  • Happiness is Homemade
    FULL-LENGTH – Martha Marmalade has made it her life's work to cook up something extra decadent every week just for the sake of the folks at home... and the adoration that comes with it. Life is sweet, at least until an unexpected visitor arrives on set and adds just a dash of something bitter. Between takes, follow along as numerous characters laugh, cry, create, destroy, and start more than a few food...
    FULL-LENGTH – Martha Marmalade has made it her life's work to cook up something extra decadent every week just for the sake of the folks at home... and the adoration that comes with it. Life is sweet, at least until an unexpected visitor arrives on set and adds just a dash of something bitter. Between takes, follow along as numerous characters laugh, cry, create, destroy, and start more than a few food fights. It might not always be pretty, but what is life without a messy sauce?
  • Aegis
    ONE ACT – After ten years of dodging a constant stream of suitors, Medusa offers herself up to the Goddess Athena in order to carve her own path. She hopes to find a new way of living through Athena's teachings and discipline, but she ends up finding something far more sinister when a mysterious stranger appears in the temple after dark.
  • Storm Clouds for Lonely Hearts
    SHORT – Jenna just wants to feel comfortable in her own skin. Claire yearns for someone she can really connect and make a life with. Watch their relationship unfold and blossom under a bank of storm clouds. After all, life is a storm and sometimes you have to learn to dance in the rain.
  • Eat You Alive (excerpt from 'Spicy White')
    SHORT – Ana Teresa is writing on Gabriel's arm because they may not see each other again for a very long time. Gabriel can't seem to sit still. It's a struggle that ends differently than either of them could possibly imagine.
  • A Cry Headache and a Strong Taste for Bacon
    MONOLOGUE – The worst day of Rori's life is coming to an end. Too bad it's not over yet.
  • Heartbeat
    ONE MINUTE – Sometimes what the heart wants, the heart gets.

    Written for the 2019 Atlanta One Minute Play Festival