Max Voltage is a Portland-based genderqueer violinist, playwright, composer, performer and producer.

Max is the creator of Homomentum, a satirical post-earth sci-fi musical (playwright/songwriter), and Turnback Boyz, a time traveling queer boyband.  In Turnback Boyz, Max plays Peter Pansy, a glam/punk dandy fiddle player from the future.



Growing up, Max and their sibling Devan would put on elaborate performances for their parents and friends, any Holiday was an excuse for a show!

At age 3, Max saw Itzhak Perlman on Sesame Street, and was entranced.  At age 5 Max began violin lessons, studying the Suzuki Method at Marylhurst College. A few years later they joined the Metropolitan Youth Symphony and toured with MYS to Italy and the British Isles. More recent musical adventures include composing and gigging with their loop-station, touring with Chris Pureka, and recording on her albums  "Chimera II" and "Back in the Ring." 

Max entered the world of drag by producing a show at their Jesuit University and creating their first boyband. Soon after, Max won the San Francisco Drag King Competition (VIII). The winning piece included yo-yo choreography and was a duet with their drag queen sibling Devan M, and they went on to form Ubergay Cabaret together and created 5 original drag cabarets in Portland, OR, culminating with Jack's Off the Beanstalk (photo right) a queer fairy-tale opera, which toured to Washington, DC and New York City (the Slipper Room, 2014.)  


After Ubergay dissolved, Max went back to school to learn about producing art via the Business Management program at Portland State University. Post-MBA, make created Pants-Off Productions, a grassroots event-production company, and as Pants-Off, Max produced, MC'd and performed in over 40 cabaret, live-music, dance and theater shows including Freakshow-a-Go-Go, Kick/Ball/Change, Homos Got Talent and the Homomentum Cabaret, which helped to inspire Homomentum the Musical!


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