A theatrical play

An intimate and radically honest examination of sex and power from a queer perspective.

"The History of Sexuality is a story anthology carrying the voices of a few real, queer lives, reverberating off the walls and hitting us so we understand.” - CKUT Radio

“Derrière le plaisir ludique de l’exercice, porté par de talentueux interprètes, se cache une réalité plus sensible et troublante." - Journal Métro

Sexuality is always wrapped up in structures and systems of power. The History of Sexuality, written by Dane Stewart, is an original two-act play exploring queer identities and queer communities in Montreal. The play is based off a series of interviews organized with queer Montrealers and uses verbatim theatre storytelling techniques.

Five students take a graduate seminar studying the work of revolutionary philosopher Michel Foucault. As they argue over issues of sexuality, gender, oppression and free will, these theories begin to rupture and spill out into their own lives. The characters expose the complexities of sexuality as it collides with kink, BDSM, disability, gender, race, and sex work.

Upcoming productions

The History of Sexuality will be presented at Cinquième salle at Montreal's Place des Arts as part of Fierté Montréal Pride! 

 DATES: August 9th-12th
TIME: 8pm
COST: $20+tx (students) / $25+tx (regular)
LOCATION: Cinquième Salle | Place des Arts
TICKETS: https://placedesarts.com/en/event/history-sexuality 

World Premiere - MainLine Theatre - September 2017

Creative Team - August 2018

Playwright/Director/Producer: Dane Stewart

Stage Manager/Assistant Director: Michelle Soicher

Technical Director: Michael Tonus

Set & Props Designer: Holly Hilts

Costume Designer: Kayleigh Choiniere 

Graphics: Clara Legault

Stage Photographer: Peter Ryaux-Larsen

Cast - August 2018

Alissa: Kayleigh Choiniere

Craig: Trevor Barrette

Darr: Darragh Mondoux

Gayle: Melissa Toussaint

John/Man: David Hudon

Madeleine: Jazmin Illidge

Marie: Renée Hodgins

Martin/Fenn: Oliver Price

Talia: Katharine King

Fictionalized Verbatim Theatre

A method for creating

Read about the process for creating The History of Sexuality including the 10 Steps for creating Fictionalized Verbatim Theatre.


 The creation of this work was made possible thanks to the financial support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.