Friends of Los Alamos Pride is excited to bring Santa Fe performance artist Quinn Fontaine back for the second annual Los Alamos Pride.
His show uses honesty and humor to talk about Fontaine’s life as a trans man, but also goes deep in revealing his personal journey as a sexual abuse survivor and thriver and recovering addict. Reviews of the one-hour show based on his best-selling book of the same name call it an authentic, heartbreaking, inspiring telling of the human experience. Read more and watch Fontaine’s solo shows on his website http://quinnfontaine.com/.
You were at LA Pride last year. What did you think?
This year you’re the emcee of the Pride Festival. What can audiences anticipate from you?
When I was growing up, the word transgender didn’t exist yet, so it was extra difficult to self identify. I knew from a young age that I was a boy in the wrong body who liked girls. I truly believe that someday soon we will transcend all the labels. After all, we’re all humans.
Your show on June 10 is at the Unitarian Church. Have you performed in a church before?
Your show is based on your biography published in 2017. Are there more books or more shows in your future?
I was just cast as one of 20 ensemble members at Meow Wolf to do movement-based improv in the House of Eternal Return with patrons — I have no idea what exactly, but I’m excited to get paid to learn new stuff! It’s a great opportunity for me to do more body-based work, like dance, and to do it with top notch people. There’s one other trans person in the ensemble and a couple gender non-conforming people. There’s a lot of diversity, also ethnically and in body type.