Play by Alumna Christina Quintana '13 Premiering Worldwide

May 24, 2018

Headshot of Christina QuintanaINTAR Theatre announced the world premiere of Scissoring, a new play by alumna Christina Quintana '13, directed by Estefanía Fadul. Performances will begin May 31st for a limited Off-Broadway engagement through June 30th.


"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 public address system and guidance from the figures of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Roosevelt's devoted friend and lover, Lorena Hickok," according to the play's description. Scissoring was a finalist for the 2014 Alliance/Kendeda, and an honorable mention for the Kilroys List. 


INTAR (International Arts Relations) is one of the United States’ longest running Latino theater producing work in English. Over the past four decades, INTAR has produced classics, Latino adaptations of classics, cabarets, and 70 world premieres of plays written by Latino-Americans, including 2005 Oscar nominee Jose Rivera and Pulitzer Prize recipient Nilo Cruz. 


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. Her poetry and prose is published in Front Porch Journal, Glass Poetry Press, Saw Palm, Nimrod Journal, and Foglifter. Other plays include: Azul (2017 Kilroys List; Honorable Mention - Arch & Bruce Brown Playwriting Competition), Evensong (Astoria Performing Arts Center), Enter Your Sleep (Yale Cabaret), Citizen Scientist (Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Project Commission), and The Great Lonely Roamer & The Night That Changed Everything (NYU Voices Festival). She is also the recipient of fellowships from Playwrights Realm, Van Lier New Voices at The Lark, Queer/Art, CubaOne, and Lambda Literary.  and is a current member of Youngblood, Ensemble Studio Theatre's Obie-winning cohort of playwrights.