Comedic performer Quinn Fontaine will teach improv via Zoom Friday evening. Courtesy photo
As part of Pride this year, the Friends of Los Alamos Pride, in partnership with Los Alamos
National Laboratory’s LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group, Prism, are bringing back comedic
performer Quinn Fontaine for an evening of improvised fun.
On Friday, June 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. , Fontaine will be teaching the art of improv via Zoom. The
classes are open to learners of all ages and skill levels. According to Fontaine, the classes will
focus on “deep listening and playfulness in a fun and judgment-free zone.”
“Attendees often experience a wonderful sense of connection and expansion where they’ve
experienced being seen, heard and felt,” says Fontaine.
The benefits of learning improv skills go far beyond the comedy world, from improved
relationship and team building to active listening and a heightened sense of self-confidence.
Fontaine says that most who attend improv classes “report a deeper sense of trusting one’s own
creative impulses, in addition to better communication skills”.
Fontaine is excited and honored to be a part of Los Alamos Pride this year: “To have been
involved since the first Los Alamos Pride is really special. Everyone I’ve had the privilege of
meeting and working with has been so kind.”
Quinn Fontaine is a comedic performer, teacher, and soul coach. He is also the author of Hung
Like A Seahorse: A Real-Life Transgender Adventure of Tragedy, Comedy, and Recovery, his
memoir about growing up transgender and healing from the various traumas of his life. In 2020,
Fontaine presented the “show and tell version” as a virtual Pride event.
Prism will be covering the cost of the virtual classes. Attendance is limited to 22 people. To register, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.