The Lectern (World Premiere)
Jun
20
Jun 22

The Lectern (World Premiere)

Claire Porter & Sara Juli

Tuesday, June 20 - Wednesday, June 21 | 8:00pm

Reynolds Industry Theater | American Dance Festival, Durham, NC

Tickets: May 2nd, 2017 | more information

The duo, first paired by ADF in 2015, Claire Porter & Sara Juli present their latest ADF commissioned collaboration, THE LECTERN.

Living according to rules is the demand on all of us. We are surrounded by the rules of our laws, protocols, manners, and expectations. But what are these rules? What are the rules of the game we’re playing? And what happens when rules take over? Using movement, text, sound, song, and a catwalk runway, acclaimed comedic performers Claire Porter and Sara Juli upend our day-to-day, necessary-to-survive, rule-rituals in The Lectern and find the hilarious in the rule-bending of our daily lives.
Photo: © Stephen Donahue


TENSE VAGINA: An Actual Diagnosis
Oct
19
Oct 22

TENSE VAGINA: An Actual Diagnosis

Wednesday, October 19 - Saturday, October 22 | 8:00pm

Chocolate Factory Theater | 5-49 49th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101

Tickets: onsale this fall | more information

Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis is about motherhood- its beauty, challenges, isolation, comedy and influence on the human experience. This evening-length solo uses humor, movement, sounds, songs, text and audience participation to reveal “all that is awesome and all that sucks” when it comes to being a mother. Tense Vagina focuses on the seldom-discussed and taboo aspects of motherhood, such as loss of bladder control, libido, tears, monotony, loneliness and dildos. With an original set by Pamela Moulton, lighting by Justin Moriarty, and costume by Carol Farrell. "She had the audience laughing out loud as she lay bare her personal secrets." (The Portland Press Herald, Portland, ME).
Photo: © Kristofer Alan Thompson

TENSE VAGINA: An Actual Diagnosis
Sep
23
8:00 pm20:00

TENSE VAGINA: An Actual Diagnosis

Friday, September 23, 2016 | 8:00pm

BATES College
Gannet Theater, Bates College | 305 College St, Lewiston, ME 04240

Tickets: ticket sales begin in late summer | more information

Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis is about motherhood- its beauty, challenges, isolation, comedy and influence on the human experience. This evening-length solo uses humor, movement, sounds, songs, text and audience participation to reveal “all that is awesome and all that sucks” when it comes to being a mother. Tense Vagina focuses on the seldom-discussed and taboo aspects of motherhood, such as loss of bladder control, libido, tears, monotony, loneliness and dildos. With an original set by Pamela Moulton, lighting by Justin Moriarty, and costume by Carol Farrell. "She had the audience laughing out loud as she lay bare her personal secrets." (The Portland Press Herald, Portland, ME).
Photo: © Alban Maino

 

TENSE VAGINA: An Actual Diagnosis
Aug
19
7:30 pm19:30

TENSE VAGINA: An Actual Diagnosis

Friday, August 19, 2016 | 7:30pm

Denmark Arts Center | 50 West Maine Street, Denmark, ME 04022
Tickets: tickets on sale this summer | more information

Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis is about motherhood- its beauty, challenges, isolation, comedy and influence on the human experience. This evening-length solo uses humor, movement, sounds, songs, text and audience participation to reveal “all that is awesome and all that sucks” when it comes to being a mother. Tense Vagina focuses on the seldom-discussed and taboo aspects of motherhood, such as loss of bladder control, libido, tears, monotony, loneliness and dildos. With an original set by Pamela Moulton, lighting by Justin Moriarty, and costume by Carol Farrell. "She had the audience laughing out loud as she lay bare her personal secrets." (The Portland Press Herald, Portland, ME).
Photo: © Arthur Fink

TENSE VAGINA: An Actual Diagnosis (EXCERPT)
Aug
4
Aug 5

TENSE VAGINA: An Actual Diagnosis (EXCERPT)

Thursday & Friday, August 4, 5, 2016 | 7:30pm

BATES Dance Festival
Schaeffer Theater, Bates College | 50 West Maine Street, Denmark, ME 04022

Tickets: $25/$18/$12 Adults/Senios/Students | more information

Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis is about motherhood- its beauty, challenges, isolation, comedy and influence on the human experience. This evening-length solo uses humor, movement, sounds, songs, text and audience participation to reveal “all that is awesome and all that sucks” when it comes to being a mother. Tense Vagina focuses on the seldom-discussed and taboo aspects of motherhood, such as loss of bladder control, libido, tears, monotony, loneliness and dildos. With an original set by Pamela Moulton, lighting by Justin Moriarty, and costume by Carol Farrell. "She had the audience laughing out loud as she lay bare her personal secrets." (The Portland Press Herald, Portland, ME).
Photo: © Kristofer Alan Thompson

TENSE VAGINA: An Actual Diagnosis
Jun
22
Jun 24

TENSE VAGINA: An Actual Diagnosis

Wednesday, June 22 | 7:00 & 9:00pm
Thursday, June 23 | 7:00 & 9:00pm
Friday, June 24 | 7:00 & 9:00pm

Motorco Music Hall | 723 Rigsbee Ave., Durham, NC 27701

TENSE VAGINA: An Actual Diagnosis
Apr
29
Apr 30

TENSE VAGINA: An Actual Diagnosis

  • The Dance Complex

April 29, 2016 | 8:00pm
April 30, 2016 | 8:00pm

Dance Complex | 536 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
Photo: © Arthur Fink

SMALL STORIES
Feb
6
1:00 pm13:00

SMALL STORIES

Created and performed with Claire Porter

February 6, 2016 | 1:00pm

The Franco Center | 46 Cedar Street, Lewiston, ME 04240
Photo: Grant Halverson © ADF