Quinn Fontaine is an out and proud TRANSguy who has a background in all things expressive [standup, sketch and improvisational comedy, installation work and found object sculpture].
He 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. Fontaine 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.
Quinn’s 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 received rave reviews. Ali MacGraw says, “I’ve been incredibly moved and impressed by Quinn’s raw honesty, and his humor and courage, both as a writer and as a performer.”
Quinn Fontaine is currently in pre-production for his comedy special, SOFA KING BEAUTIFUL.
In addition to writing and performing, Quinn also teaches improv and does soul coaching through his studio, The Quinn Fontaine Studio. He has a student roster which includes domestic and international students, and ranges in age from 8 to 87 all learning together under the studio motto, “PLAY TOGETHER PLANET!”