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Quincy Long is a playwright and librettist. Productions include: The Joy of Going Somewhere Definite (Atlantic Theatre Company), directed by William H. Macy and starring Felicity Huffman. The play was also produced by the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and was optioned by Mel Gibson’s Icon Films. 

Other productions include People Be Heard (Playwrights Horizons); The Lively Lad (New York Stage and Film, Actors Theatre of Louisville); The Virgin Molly (Atlantic Theatre Company) and (Berkeley Rep); The Year of the Baby, (Soho Rep); Something About Baseball and Dumb Wedding, (Ensemble Studio Theater Marathon). The Huntsmen, winner of a Sundance Time Warner Storyteller’s Award, was included in Portland Center Stage’s Just Add Water Festival and produced by Portland Playhouse. Joy, People Be Heard, The Johnstown Vindicator, and The Lively Lad are published by Dramatists Play Service. 

Quincy also wrote the libretto for Buried Alive, composed by Jeff Myers. The opera premiered at Fargo-Moorhead Opera and was later produced at Fort Worth Opera. He recently completed The Embalmer’s Daughter, a one-act companion piece to Buried Alive, and is working on The Tea Room, a full-length play. He is a member of New Dramatists and Ensemble Studio Theater and a graduate of the Yale School of Drama. Originally from Warren, Ohio, he lives and works in New York City.




Students at St. Mary’s Elementary School are preparing for Confirmation, but fourth grader Beatrice and her coterie threaten to boycott the ceremony due to their doctrinal differences with Catholic orthodoxy. At the same time, low enrollment figures and a strange influx of turtles threaten the very survival of the school. The situation worsens when Mikey, Beatrice’s classmate, shoots one of the turtles in the girls bathroom. And then his father Richie, bent on reviving the city’s economy by creating a pornographic video industry in an abandoned factory, gets involved. Porn, parents, children, and turtles come together in an astonishing revelation that somehow manages to save Confirmation and St. Mary’s. Amen.


Wholehearted is a love story, a peculiar love story, to be sure, but one that is, well, wholehearted. To please the gods and bring much-needed rain, a pair of hard luck farmers produce a surreal romance in their local grange hall. Their lovers are Warren, an emotionally constipated son of privilege, and Luisa, a penniless Brazilian poet. When Warren learns that the house in the country he grew up in is for sale, he buys it and asks Luisa, whom he has just met, to accompany him there. Their struggles at Warren's family home reveal the circumstances that set him on the road to emotional ruin and Luisa’s cursed past. All the while, local farmers Titus and Beaury weave a play around the two that involves heart transplants, human sacrifice and scenes cribbed from The Merchant of Venice — a concoction that causes Warren and Luisa to fall in love and the rain to fall.





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