Pride 2018: Demystifying Queerness and Sexuality – Talking Dog Productions Presents The History of Sexuality, BY SAMANTHA GOLDAUG 11, 2018, Forget the Box (Montreal)
The History of Sexuality is a play that is going to make you uncomfortable, but the reasons it will are the very reasons why you should see it.
Following a successful run at the Mainline theater in September 2017, it was selected as part of Pride 2018’s programming. Playwright, director, and producer Dane Stewart set out to write a play about queerness and power dynamics and the result is a piece that is visceral, heartrending, intellectual, sexy, and authentic.
The play revolves around a Master’s seminar about Michel Foucault’s book, The History of Sexuality taught by Marie, played by Renée Hodgins. It is through this seminar that the stories of the professor and her students are tied together. Though they have their own lives and relationships with power dynamics and sexuality, they always end up in class to talk about Foucault.