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Eastside Queer Stories Radio Plays

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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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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...


May 21, 2021

“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 & Editor: Edwin Alexis Gómez

Sound...


May 14, 2021

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!