Christina Quintana (CQ) is a New York-based writer with Cuban and Louisiana roots. Her mission is to speak truth to our intersectional lives and untangle the seemingly disparate threads that tie us together. Quintana’s plays and musicals have been produced by Ensemble Studio Theatre, Lark Play Development Center, Southern Rep, Yale Institute for Music Theatre, and Prospect Theatre Company, among others. Her poetry chapbook, The Heart Wants, was published by Finishing Line Press. She is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Obie-winning playwright cohort, Youngblood, and holds an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University.