Quinn Fontaine Studio
The Quinn Fontaine Studio provides a creative home to a community of passionate individuals ranging in age from eight to 88. Fontaine specializes in gently leading people back to their authentic selves with his motto “play together, planet!” The studio offers classes and workshops in beginner through advanced improv, acting, and essence work. Partnering with Meow Wolf in 2018, the monthly student showcase, Class Clowns, continues to break its own records month after month.
Fontaine began his studies in Communications Media at Simmons College in Boston and continued his education studying Performance/Video at the California College of the Arts in Oakland. He went on to star in the independent feature, Some Prefer Cake. He also co-wrote, co-produced, and co-starred with the sketch comedy troupe, Nude Coffee, playing venues throughout the United States and Europe, most notably Edinburgh’s International Fringe Festival. Fontaine’s first-ever one person show, Learning to Stay, was selected for fellowship with The Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship. Fontaine’s second solo show, aptly titled Kathleen Fontaine: The Man, The Mystery!, played to sold out audiences.
His book, Hung Like a Seahorse: A Real-Life Transgender Adventure of Tragedy, Comedy and Recovery, is a #1 International Bestseller. The companion piece, his solo show Hung Like a Seahorse: the show + tell version, has gotten rave reviews and is in pre-production for an upcoming US National Tour.