MTL Fringe 2018: Maximaliste Productions presents “Is That How Clowns Have Sex? A One-Woman, Queer Clown Sex-Ed Show”

Featured 2018 St. Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival Production

(Photo Credit: Pascale Yensen)

Fiona Ross, the Two-Time Montreal Spirit of the Fringe Award Winner (2016/2017), Montreal’s Best Kisser (2015), and Certified Sexpert Fiona Ross stars as Ms. Beatrice Haven in “Is That How Clowns Have Sex? A One-Woman, Queer Clown Sex-Ed Show” at the 2018 At-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival.

Have no fear, Ms. Bea Haven is here (and knows an average amount about sex, but frankly, finds it quite mystifying). But it’s okay, she has her experiences…and is a certified teacher…and knows how to fake it…but what the junk is a dental dam? Watch as she struggles to navigate sexual education, sexuality, and the mysteries of pleasure. Hopefully, you’ll learn something along the way.

“It’s sex-ed for adults because somewhere between (bad) sex-ed in schools, and having sex we declare ourselves sexperts and never look back. But there’s so much that we don’t know, and are often too embarrassed, or don’t know how to ask” – Fiona Ross


(Photo Credit: Pascale Yensen)

About the Team

FIONA ROSS (Artistic Director, Clown, Resident Bisexual), is an educator, performer, and clown based in Toronto and Montreal. Her favourite past credits include Stage Manager for Peter Pansexual (Glam Gam), Actor, Costume/Set Designer, and Co- Producer for Plays by Kids (Chocolate Moose Theatre Company) and 2 years as a producer for Chocolate Moose Theatre Company (Montreal). She is generally good at getting awards for being the best/most enthusiastic participant.

JULIE COHN is a Toronto-based director, actor, and theatre creator with many years’ experience in professional film, television, voice over, radio, music video, theatre, and dance. Julie is also a published playwright and has served as Artistic Director to two devised theatre companies, BEARS! In The City!, and Palette Collective. Previous FRINGE accolades include Best of Fringe for Meet Cute (direction, Toronto, 2015), and Vancouverscape’s “Five Fave Fringe Shows” for Sorry ‘Bout That (writing, direction, acting, Vancouver/Hamilton, 2013).

About the Company

This is the first project of MAXIMALISTE PRODUCTIONS, a new queer feminist theatre company based in Montreal. They will be touring the show cross-country to Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver FRINGE Festivals. Hopefully one day, they will be able to add awards to the end of this biography – you can feel free to send some their way now if you wish.



The 2018 St. Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival presents
Maximaliste Productions’ “Is That How Clowns Have Sex? A One-Woman, Queer Clown Sex-Ed Show”

Starring: Fiona Ross
Directed By: Julie Cohn

Venue: MainLine Theatre*
(3997 Blvd. St-Laurent)

Show times:
June 8th @ 11:15PM
June 10th @ 9:30PM
June 12th @ 7:15 PM
June 14th @ 8:00 PM
June 16th @ 3:00 PM
June 17th @ 9:30 PM

Admission: $10 (General Admission)

Ages: 14+** | Language: English | Run time: 60 | Latecomers: 5 minutes

*Accessibility Note:  Unfortunately, MainLine has roughly 20 steps to get in, and the bathrooms barely fit a human, let alone a human and (a) mobility device(s).

**Age Recommendation: The show is specifically targeted to adults (18+ ish), however, because we believe everyone should have access to sexual health information, the show is open to an audience that is 14+, or any age as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

Tickets and Info: 514 849-FEST
https://montrealfringe.ca/organizer/is-that-how-clowns-have-sex-a-one-woman-queer-clown-sex-ed-show/

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