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Spank Bank Time Machine

Presented by Cincinnati Fringe Festival and Know Theatre of Cincinnati at Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH

Jun 03 - 11 2023
Spank Bank Time Machine

Best friends, poppers, douches, a time machine fueled by participation.

Spank Bank Time Machine

Chicago, IL

Best friends, poppers, douches, a time machine fueled by participation.

Best friends, poppers, douches, grief, and 50% off Andrew Christian underwear.  Trauma Clown/Underwear Sponsored John Michael returns with a time travel machine fueled by spanks and participation. This spiritual sequel to Meatball Seance will unleash your inner FunMonster.

“A wacky, campy romp through grief.”-Orlando Weekly

Category: Solo Performance, Play, Interdisciplinary

Tags: Interactive, LGBTQ, Comedy

Rating: R (Simulated Drug Use, Simulated Sex Acts, Adult Language, Nudity)

Venue: Art Academy 301

Please note there is no late seating for this production.

Based on current infection rates and active cases, Cincy Fringe plans to make masking encouraged, but optional in performance spaces for audiences for the 2023 Festival.

Artist Bio
John Michael is an award-winning international performance artist trauma clown. What is that? Exactly. He creates interactive comedies about tough-to-talk-about topics that use audience participation to create a party vibe full of beautiful calamity. He’s created 9 original plays, titles including John Michael and the Order of the PenixDementia MeIt’s Not All About You John Michael, and The A-Gays-Stillwater Oklahoma. He studied theater in Stillwater, Oklahoma at Oklahoma State University. It was there he created his very first show Would You Like Guys With That? about coming out of the closet while working at Mcdonald’s.

Past Fringe Credits
(2019) Cincy Fringe, Meatball Seance. (2019) Orlando Fringe, Meatball Seance. (2019) Indy Fringe, Meatball Seance (2019) Winnipeg Fringe, Meatball Seance.(2019) Edinburgh Fringe, Meatball Seance. (2022) Ottawa Fringe, Toronto Fringe, Edmonton, Meatball Seance


Due to the small nature of our venues and the tight schedule of more than 175 performances in just 2 weeks, there is No Late Seating to any Fringe Festival Event.

Tickets are available in advance at may also be available at your event's venue, 30 minutes before your performance, subject to availability.

We highly recommend advance purchases when you can!

Late Seating Policy
Venue houses open 15 minutes prior to showtime for all performances. Please arrive for your performances before your show's start time. WE CANNOT ADMIT LATECOMERS TO ANY FRINGE PERFORMANCE. Avoid disappointment and arrive early for your shows.

Did you know?
50% of the value of every ticket you purchase for the Cincy Fringe goes directly to the artist who created that show! The Fringe Festival exists to foster the creation of new works. Thank you for supporting independent artists with every ticket you buy!

Contact: (513) 300-5669


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This production is part of the Cincinnati Fringe Festival! More than 177 performances will take place in Over-the-Rhine between June 3 and June 18. Find out more at

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Art Academy of Cincinnati

1212 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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