"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.
The History of Sexuality had its World Premiere at MainLine Theatre in September 2017. It was later renewed for an additional production at Montreal's Place des Arts as a part of Fierté Montréal Pride in August 2018.
Playwright/Director/Producer: Dane Stewart
Stage Manager/Assistant Director: Michelle Soicher
Tech. Director/Sound & Lighting Designer: Michael Tonus
Set & Props Designer: Holly Hilts
Costume Designer: Kayleigh Choiniere
Graphics: Clara Legault
Stage Photos: Nadia Zheng Photography
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
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