Eastside Queer Stories – Radio Plays

ABOUT THIS PODCAST

We’ve gone digital this year! Our annual Eastside Queer Stories Festival will be featured as Radio Plays through various hosting feeds and each week will feature a brand new episode from a member of the 2019 Eastside Queer Stories writing cohort. About Q Youth Foundation Q Youth Foundation is a non-profit organization that builds partnerships with local nonprofits, community centers, public spaces and businesses to create safe(r)/brave space programming for the marginalized LGBTQIA+ communities in Los Angeles & in greater California.​​We celebrate our culture, diversity and community by opening a dialog to humanize our queer experience through storytelling, play writing and community activities. Q Youth Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated in creating environments of Safe(r)/Brave Spaces for LGBTQIA+ community in Los Angeles & California.

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Latest Episodes

Interview with playwright Sydney Rogers aka Miss Barbie Q, hosted by workshop facilitator Abe Zapata Jr. Make sure to listen to episode 10 “Running from Myself” before! Edited by Abe Zapata Jr. and Amy Zapata  INSTAGRAM: @qyouthfdn WEBSITE: qyouthfoundation.org FACEBOOK:…

“Running from Myself” by Sydney Rogers Logline: Cori looks back on their life as a young person and their journey to becoming sober.  Directed by Corey Saucier Featuring Alyssa Garcia, Coretta Sima Love Monk, & Ángel Gabriel Post Producer &…

Bonus Interview with playwright Hadrian Shawn Miguel, make sure to listen to episode 9 "Meet me at the Bodega" before listening! Hosted by Abe Zapata Jr. Edited by Amy Zapata & Abe Zapata Jr. 

“Meet Me at the Bodega” by Hadrian Shawn Miguel  Logline: A not-so typical day in the Get Down of a Bronx Bodega. Directed by Joseph Klink Featuring Mari Mercado, Daniel Luna, Stacey Patino, & Mel Glickman Post Producer & Editor:…

Bonus Interview with playwright J. Daniel Cruz, make sure to listen to Episode 8 "Transformation" before the interview! Interview edited by Amy Zapata and Abe Zapata Jr.  “Transformation” by J. Daniel Cruz  followed by an interview with the playwright.  Logline:…

“Transformation” by J. Daniel Cruz  Logline: A play depicting the struggle for acceptance of transgender people within their community and their families  Directed by Edwin Alexis Gómez Featuring Gabriella Rafiele, Amir Levi, Carla Valentine, & Stacey Patino Post Producer &…

Bonus Interview with playwright librecht baker hosted by abe zapata jr.  Interview edited by amy zapata and abe zapata jr. “Afterlife or Bust” by librecht baker episode now available!  

“Afterlife or Bust” by librecht baker  Parent Discretion Advised  CW // Language, Sex/Masturbation TW // Death, Racism Logline: While riding a Metro train, two strangers discuss their unfulfilled desires.  Directed by Abe Zapata Jr. Featuring Janice Robinson, Lys Perez, Kristie…

Bonus Interview with Jess Cen hosted by Workshop Facilitator Abe Zapata Jr. Edited by Abe Zapata Jr. and Amy Zapata  “Son Snapped” by Jess Cen available now!  Logline: Oscar uses a series of fingersnaps to interrogate his parents and figure…

“Son Snapped” by Jess Cen Content Warning: Sexual Assault  CW // Language TW // Verbal Abuse, Sexual Assault, Coercion, and Consent  Logline: Oscar uses a series of fingersnaps to interrogate his parents and figure out why they raised him the…

Bonus Interview with Playwright Audrey Kuo hosted by Workshop Facilitator Abe Zapata Jr.  Edited by Abe Zapata Jr. and Amy Zapata  Make sure to listen to episode 5 first! Content note: This play is set after the death of a…

“Every Story is a Love Story” by Audrey Kuo Content note: This play is set after the death of a trans teenager by suicide, though there are no graphic or explicit details  TW // Suicide, No Graphic or Explicit details…

Bonus Interview with playwright Cesar Carmon by Workshop Facilitator. Episode edited by Abe Zapata Jr. and Amy Zapata  Make sure to listen to Episode 4: Masc 4 Mask beforehand!  Logline: Daniel, who is still reeling from a breakup, decides to…

“Masc 4 Mask” by César Carmona followed by an interview with the playwright. For Mature Audiences Only. Parent Discretion Advised. CW // Explicit Language TW // Violence, Homophobia All episode links can be found on our Linktree: https://linktr.ee/qyouthfdn Logline: Daniel,…

Bonus Interview with playwright Ale Flores hosted by workshop facilitator Abe Zapata Jr.  Episode edited by Abe Zapata Jr. and Amy Zapata Make sure to listen to episode 3 before the interview! Logline: A comedy about two friends who get…

“Flaming Friendaversary” by Ale Flores  Parent Discretion Advised  CW // Language, Alcohol, and Drug Use  TW // Racism, Colorism Logline: A comedy about two friends who get lost in the jungle on their way to a Festival called Flame Fest.…

Bonus Interview with Daniel Muñoz about his play “PREP” hosted by workshop facilitator Abe Zapata Jr.  Make sure to listen to Episode 2 of the Eastside Queer Stories Radio Plays! Interview edited by Abe Zapata Jr. and Amy Zapata  “PREP”…

“PREP” by Daniel Muñoz Logline: A young gay Latino host of an online news outlet, feels trapped in his job filled with fluff pieces and no real depth of news, until he meets an up and coming chef who he…

Bonus Interview with Noah Lashly about his play “What to do When You’re Caught in the Middle of a Wildfire” hosted by workshop facilitator Abe Zapata Jr.  Interview Edited by Abe Zapata Jr. and Amy Zapata  Make sure to listen…

“What to do When You’re Caught in the Middle of a Wildfire” by Noah Lashly Directed by Dan Lovato Featuring Victoria Mele & Luis Mondragon  Edited by Edwin Alexis Gómez Sound Design by Ricarco Licea Art by Féi Hernandez Produced…

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