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photo credit:  Grant Halverson

"Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis"

Premiered at SPACE Gallery

Portland, ME

October 23rd & 24th, 2015

Featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Underbelly Venues

Edinburgh, Scotland

Aug 3-27, 2017 

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, Lighting by Justin Moriarty and Costume by Carol Farrell.

Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis was a recipient of the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project Touring Award, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Also, funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

"An imaginative and brave show performed with fearless vulnerability by the warm, wild and untamed Sara Juli."

-Broadway Baby

"Tense Vagina is the rare piece that harnesses art and advocacy into perfect harmony, making for an unforgettably hilarious and edifying experience."

-Indy Week
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