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Eastside Queer Stories Radio Plays

About Q Youth Foundation

Q Youth Foundation is a non-profit organization that builds partnerships with nonprofits, businesses, community and public spaces to create safe(r)/brave spaces with programming for the LGBTQIA2-S+ communities in Los Angeles, California.

​We celebrate our culture, diversity and community by opening a dialog to humanize our queer experience through storytelling, play writing, poetry, screenwriting  and community activities. 

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Jun 4, 2021

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


Jun 4, 2021

“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 & Editor: Edwin Alexis Gómez

Sound Director & Composer: Ricardo Licea


May 28, 2021

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. 


May 28, 2021

“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: Edwin Alexis Gómez

Sound Director & Composer: Ricardo Licea

Artwork by Féi Hernandez


May 21, 2021

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: A play depicting the struggle for acceptance of...