Discipline: Theatre – playwriting

C. Quintana (CQ)

Discipline: Theatre – playwriting
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2018

C. Quintana (CQ) is a cross-genre writer with Cuban and Louisiana roots. CQ's plays include: Citizen Scientist (2nd Prize Barrington Stage Company's Burman New Play Award; EST/Sloan Project Commission), Azul (Southern Rep; Kilroys' List), SCISSORING (INTAR; available via Dramatists Play Service), Evensong (APAC; Kilroys' List Honorable Mention), Enter Your Sleep (Yale Cabaret), and The Great Lonely Roamer & The Night That Changed Everything (NYU Voices Festival). She is the recipient of fellowships from MacDowell, Playwrights Realm, Van Lier New Voices at the Lark, Queer/Art, CubaOne, and Lambda Literary. Her chapbook of poetry, The Heart Wants, was released from Finishing Line Press in 2016, and her poem “She-lium” was featured on Radiolab in collaboration with Emotive Fruition. CQ's poetry and prose appears in P.S. I Love You, OnCuba, Nimrod Journal, Saw Palm, and Front Porch Journal, among others. An alumnus of Youngblood at Ensemble Studio Theatre and a current WP Lab Member, she holds an M.F.A. in playwriting from Columbia University School of the Arts and is a staff writer on the forthcoming ABC series, “The Baker & The Beauty.” In residence at MacDowell, she completed revisions of her project Tobias: A Novel In Performance (an excerpt presented as part of the Queer/Art/Mentorship Annual in October 2017), as well as 30,000 words toward her essay collection on intersectional longing with the working title Breadwinner.



C. Quintana (CQ) worked in the Heyward studio.

The Lodge Annex, a wing on the west side of the men’s dormitory (The Lodge), was completed in 1926. Initially intended as an apartment for a caretaker, the space was soon repurposed as a live-in studio for writers. In recognition of a major endowment gift from the Dubose and Dorothy Heyward Foundation, Lodge Annex was…

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