Queer Performance Artist at Gothenburg Fringe Festival

Chicago charmer, John Michael, makes his Nordic Debut with his Meatball Séance at the Gothenburg Fringe Festival.

Did you hear John Michael has a new boyfriend? Oh yes! In honor of the grand occasion, you and the new beau and the entire audience are cordially invited to meet John’s mom. But she’s deceased… Sad. So he’s gonna summon her from the dead by cooking her famous meatballs onstage! Yay! Wait, what?

“Meatball Séance is one of the most outrageous and most original shows we’ll ever see…Don’t miss it.” -★★★★★ – CBC Radio

John Michael is a solo-performer based in Chicago, Illinois. He’s toured his current show Meatball Seance to the Steppenwolf, the Orlando Fringe, the Cincinnati Fringe, St. Louis Fringe, Indy Fringe, Dallas Solo Fest and is thrilled to debut Meatball Séance in Edinburgh. The show tackles the ofttimes delicate subjects of grief and loss with charm and wit alongside John Michael’s undeniably puckish spirit.

“John Michael is the wide-eyed, enthusiastic, bombastic breath of fresh air that the Fringe needs.”  – The Orlando Sentinel 

Says the performer, “When people found out my mother had died, they would often express their sympathies by apologizing. Which caused me to change the subject. For the longest time, Their discomfort made me stop talking about her. MeatballSéance makes a case for celebratory grieving. We can’t ignore loss because our loved ones live on through us.” 

“If a cooking segment about his dead mother sounds morbid, John Michael sees it, rather, as intensely human. It’s not a dour show, but an affirming, interactive, community-building experience.” – The Dallas Voice

Meatball Séance includes optional audience participation with actual cooking on stage. Mixed with garlic, breadcrumbs, milk, and meat — this is the Fringe at it’s finest. Don’t miss John Michael’s Meatball Séance!

Performance Details: 

Meatball Séance

30/8- 21:00

31/8- 19:15

1/9- 18:45

Age Accessibility- 13 +

Language- English


Masthamnsgatan 17, 413 27 Göteborg, Sweden

Ticket Price- 100 SEK

For additional info including past works and press go to www.johnmichaelplays.com

For any other inquiries contact John Michael directly at devisingjohnmichael@gmail.com