Christina Quintana

Christina Quintana

Christina Quintana is a New York-based writer with Cuban and Louisiana roots. Plays and musicals include: EVENSONG (Astoria Performing Arts Center); GUMBO, with music by Brett Macias (Musical Theatre Factory; FLMTF’s The PiTCH), SCISSORING (Finalist Kitchen Dog New Works Festival, Finalist Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition), ENTER YOUR SLEEP (Elm Theatre New Orleans, FringeNYC/Baby Crow...
Christina Quintana is a New York-based writer with Cuban and Louisiana roots. Plays and musicals include: EVENSONG (Astoria Performing Arts Center); GUMBO, with music by Brett Macias (Musical Theatre Factory; FLMTF’s The PiTCH), SCISSORING (Finalist Kitchen Dog New Works Festival, Finalist Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition), ENTER YOUR SLEEP (Elm Theatre New Orleans, FringeNYC/Baby Crow Productions), and BLANK CANVAS (“Best Short” Downtown Urban Theatre Festival). She is the recipient of commissions from the Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Project, Actor’s Express, and Peppercorn Theatre, and fellowships from Van Lier New Voices at the Lark, CubaOne, Queer/Art, and Lambda Literary. She is also a proud member of EST's cohort of emerging playwrights, Youngblood, and a graduate of the MFA Playwriting program at Columbia University. For more, visit cquintana.com

Plays

  • AZUL
    When a lifelong New Yorker faces the loss of her Cuban-born mother and her own sense of identity in the process, she digs into her legacy and uncovers the story of her mother's beloved aunt, her own tia-abuela whom she never met. While the family fled Cuba at the time of Castro's revolution, she remained on the island for the love of another woman—a complicated choice in a less forgiving time.
  • Enter Your Sleep
    Childhood best friends, Glory Zico and P.K. Whylde, meet in a wild night of dreams to unravel their complex friendship, battle their sadness, and, ultimately, face a looming, dark truth. Throughout the wild ride, Z and P.K. visit their worst fears and challenge one another and themselves as they transform into figures from their lives and imaginations.
  • Evensong
    Teofilo “Teo” Aguilar is 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 stability and human connection while navigating the tangled shelter system. Using structural elements of choral music and conventions of theatrical magic, EVENSONG is a tale of survival...
    Teofilo “Teo” Aguilar is 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 stability and human connection while navigating the tangled shelter system. Using structural elements of choral music and conventions of theatrical magic, EVENSONG is a tale of survival, growth, and faith in moments of loneliness and solitude.
  • FLOR TO SOMEWHERE
    Have you ever dreamed of flying your own rocket ship? Well, Flor can, but there's one thing stopping her. Before she can find out what it takes to explore the galaxy, she has to find a home here in her new town, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Hailing from Mexico City, and equipped with her invisible rocket ship, she embarks on an adventure through time and space. Get ready to blast off and join us in Flor...
    Have you ever dreamed of flying your own rocket ship? Well, Flor can, but there's one thing stopping her. Before she can find out what it takes to explore the galaxy, she has to find a home here in her new town, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Hailing from Mexico City, and equipped with her invisible rocket ship, she embarks on an adventure through time and space. Get ready to blast off and join us in Flor's search for somewhere.
  • Three Thousand Seizures
    New York advertising exec Petra Hourani battles her escalating epilepsy symptoms and impending neurosurgery. Haunted by her personified seizures, who is she with them and who is she without them?
  • Scissoring
    Abigail Bauer, a New Orleans native and resident, must confront the clash between the life she has created with her long term girlfriend and her career as a devoted teacher in a repressive Catholic school. Through her struggle, Abigail receives pressure from the school's shape-shifting, personified P.A. System and guidance from the figures of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Roosevelt's devoted...
    Abigail Bauer, a New Orleans native and resident, must confront the clash between the life she has created with her long term girlfriend and her career as a devoted teacher in a repressive Catholic school. Through her struggle, Abigail receives pressure from the school's shape-shifting, personified P.A. System and guidance from the figures of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Roosevelt's devoted lifelong friend and once lover, Lorena Hickok.
  • The Great Lonely Roamer & The Night That Changed Everything
    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. Add a raucous trucker and his pregnant wife, a first date laced with supercharged marijuana, plus a couple of newbie police officers—and a wild night ensues. A night that will impact the future of an entire species...
  • The Recession Club
    When Yolanda Atkinson loses her job as a petroleum engineer, she forms a support group through an ad on craigslist. Together, the unlikely cohort-- a former college professor, a former retail employee and a woman of questionable background--learn that what you do is not who you are.