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.
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 including this quote from Ali MacGraw, “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.” Fontaine is currently in pre-production for his fourth solo show, SOFA KING BEAUTIFUL.