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Monday 27 April 2020

Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with C.Quintana

A 5-week Latinx-led playwriting series featuring writers/theatremakers from across the U.S.

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Monday 27 April 2020

Tlaloc Rivas presented Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with C. Quintana livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 27 April 2020 at 12 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 2 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 3 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 20:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 21:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

Click here to follow along with CQ's "Medicinal Playwriting" reference doc!

Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour is a 5-week Latinx-led playwriting series featuring writers/theatremakers from across the U.S. to share writing practices, experiences, and insightful anecdotes of practice, process, and inspiration, featuring Tlaloc Rivas, Alvaro Saar Rios, Christina Quintana (CQ), Georgina Escobar, and José Rivera.

Each week one playwright will each bring their own views on how to write dramatic texts, offering tips and prompts via their own particular social consciousness, approaches to theatrical style and form, and how to communicate to your intended audiences. The series is intended for aspiring writers, students of dramatic writing, or for anyone interested creating thoughtful, visceral, and unique blueprints for performance, whether for the stage, screen or other media.

Tlaloc Rivas (curator) and Thea Rodgers (moderator) will be online via HowlRound during each Monday session.

Each session will be one hour. Each program will be livestreamed via Zoom sessions and the HowlRound livestream. The general format will be that each playwright will spend the first half of each session taking you through writing exercises, prompts, etc. and during the second half will answer any questions the online Zoom audience and online social audience might have regarding their own work and their own creative process (format is also subject to change because each writer is unique!). Please note: due to the nature of the session, each playwright will focus on answering questions about being a writer and the writing process and will not be offering critiques on any written work.

Want to join the Zoom call? SIGN UP HERE:
Click the links below to sign up to be included on the Zoom call for each session.

*Please note: Joining the Zoom session means that we will be able to see your face and hear your voice in the zoom conversation and in the live stream. Space in the Zoom class is limited and subject to availability.

C. QUINTANA is a writer with Cuban and Louisiana roots, and the author of the full-length play SCISSORING (Dramatists Play Service) and THE HEART WANTS, a chapbook of poetry (Finishing Line Press). Her plays, including CITIZEN SCIENTIST (Barrington Stage Company's Burman New Play Award Second Prize), AZUL (Southern Rep), EVENSONG (Astoria Performing Arts Center), and ENTER YOUR SLEEP (Yale Cabaret), have been developed and produced across the country, and she is the recipient of fellowships and residencies from WP Theater, MacDowell, Playwrights Realm, Van Lier New Voices at the Lark, Queer/Art and Lambda Literary. Most recently, her dystopian television drama, INVISIBLE LILY was featured on the 2020 WeForShe "Ones to Watch" List, and she served as staff writer on the ABC series THE BAKER AND THE BEAUTY. CQ is currently at work on a new musical commissioned by Black Cap Productions based on LIVES IN LIMBO: UNDOCUMENTED AND COMING OF AGE IN AMERICA by Roberto G. Gonzales and a literary novel: THE TWISTED FATE OF LA MEDIA LUNA. For more, visit www.cquintana.com

About HowlRound TV

HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world's performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email [email protected], or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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