Christine Stoddard


Christine Sloan Stoddard is a Salvadoran-American author, artist, filmmaker, theatre-maker, and the founder of Quail Bell Magazine. Above all, she loves telling stories and exploring storytelling traditions across cultures. Her projects include books, films, performancesphotographs, paintings, and other imaginings often merged across genres and media.  Her work spans the fictional, parafictional, dramatic, comedic, and poetic. As a writer and performer, she has shared her talents and creations with the Kennedy Center, Broadway Comedy Club, Riant Theatre, Theater for the New City, Poetic Theater Productions, the New York City Poetry Festival, and elsewhere.

During this pandemic era, Christine is the AIR at Heartshare Human Services of New York and runs Quail Bell Press & Productions. Her new books, Heaven is a Photograph, a poetry and photography collection, and Naomi & The Reckoning, a novelette, are now out. Her film, "Bottled," is now available on Amazon Prime. She is a 2020 Visible Poetry Project filmmaker, The Merry Beggars' Quarantine Plays award-winning playwright, and Table Work Press award-winning playwright. In Fall 2020, Table Work Press released Two Plays, a book containing Christine's play "Mi Abuela, Queen of Nightmares." She is currently writing, directing, and producing plays premiering at the Broadway Comedy Club, the Greenwich Village Comedy Club, and the Gene Frankel Theatre.