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Christina Quintana (CQ) is a New York-based writer with Cuban and Louisiana roots. Her mission: to speak truth to our intersectional lives and untangle the seemingly disparate threads that tie us together. Quintana's plays and musicals have been developed and produced with companies including Ensemble Studio Theatre, Lark Play Development Center, Southern Rep, Astoria Performing Arts Center, Yale Institute for Music Theatre, Prospect Theatre Company, Lied Center for Performing Arts, and the Alliance Theatre, among others. For more on her plays, check out The New Play Exchange. New Rivers Press selected her novella, A Slip of Moon, as a finalist for its Many Voices Project 2018 and her chapbook of poetry, The Heart Wants, was released from Finishing Line Press in 2016. Her poetry and prose is published in OnCuba, Front Porch Journal, Glass Poetry Press, Saw Palm, Nimrod Journal, and Foglifter, among others, and her poem "She-lium" was featured on NPR's hit show Radiolab, in collaboration with Emotive Fruition. She is the recipient of fellowships from MacDowell, Playwrights Realm, Van Lier New Voices at The Lark, CubaOne, Queer/Art, and Lambda Literary, and commissions from the Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST)/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Project, Peppercorn Theatre Company, and Actor's Express. She is a current member of the 2018-20 WP Lab, an alum of Youngblood, EST's Obie-winning cohort of playwrights, and holds an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University School of the Arts.
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