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The History of Sexuality

August 11, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 12, 2018

An intimate and radically honest examination of sex and power from a queer perspective

Presented at Place des Arts by Talking Dog Productions in association with Fierté Montréal Pride from August 9th to 12th, 2018.


Sexuality is always wrapped up in structures and systems of power. The History of Sexuality, written by Dane Stewart, is an original two-act play exploring queer identities and queer communities in Montreal. The play is based off a series of interviews organized with queer Montrealers and uses verbatim theatre storytelling techniques.

Five students take a graduate seminar studying the work of revolutionary philosopher Michel Foucault. As they argue over issues of sexuality, gender, oppression and free will, these theories begin to rupture and spill out into their own lives. The characters expose the complexities of sexuality as it collides with kink, BDSM, disability, gender, race, and sex work.

Alissa and Madeleine have their relationship tested under the weight of anxiety and depression. Talia and Darr live the positives and negatives of sex work as their experiences build self-confidence and breed violence. The polyamorous Dom/sub partnership between Craig and Martin exposes the challenges of BDSM power-relationships. And, tying everything together is Professor Marie Dupont, whose omnipotent lectures on truth and power begin to rupture the lives of her students.


Trevor Barrette – Craig
Kayleigh Choiniere – Alissa
Renee Hodgins – Marie
David Hudon – John/Man
Jazmin Illidge – Madeleine
Darragh Kilkenny-Mondoux – Darr
Katharine King – Talia
Oliver Price – Martin
Melissa Toussaint – Gayle


Director/Playwright/Producer – Dane Stewart
Stage Manager/Assistant Director – Michelle Soicher
Technical Director/ Sound & Lighting Designer – Michael Tonus
Set & Props Designer – Holly Hilts
Costume Designer/Producer – Kayleigh Choiniere
Graphic Designer – Clara Legault
Photographer – Erika Rosenbaum

Dates: August 9th-12th
Time: 8pm
Venue: Cinquième Salle | Place des Arts
Rated: 18+ years of age
Admission: $20+tx (students) / $25+tx (regular)

Event Details

August 11, 2018
8:00 pm
Ticket Price:
CAD $20 – CAD $25
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Place des Arts – Cinquième Salle
175 Saint-Catherine St. West
Montreal, QC H2X 1Z8 Canada
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+1 866-842-2112
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Talking Dog Productions
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