Burnt-Out Wife explores the decay and detritus of marriage. Separation, sex deprivation, and lack of communication add up to wanting to run from the popular, yet impossible binding contract. Using her comedic text-driven dance style, Sara Juli, blows up marriage for a total reimagining. Created and performed by Sara Juli with costumes by Carol Farrell, dramaturgy by Michelle Mola, set design by Pamela Moulton, sound design by Ryan MacDonald, and lighting design by Justin Moriarty. For mature audiences only.
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Sara Juli’s latest feminist solo, Burnt-Out Wife. Taking on topics such as monogamy, intimacy, loneliness, and other marital taboos, Juli employs her physical and comedic talents to explore autobiographical issues of importance to all women. This full length, multimedia work defies genre and will spark community conversations while exploring the detritus and decay of one woman’s marriage and blowing up the institution with humor, reflection, and a complete re-imagining.
Funding : Sara Juli’s Burnt-Out Wife was originally co-commissioned by SPACE (ME), Portland Ovations (ME), Dixon Place (NYC) and American Dance Festival (NC) with additional funding from the Maine Arts Commission and New England Foundation for the Arts’ New England Dance Fund.
The February 7-8, 2020 performances are also funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.
“A light of the downtown dance and theatre scene.” –The New Yorker
“A truly generous performance. Onstage, Sara Juli gives of herself….” –The New York Times (of Juli’s show The Money Conversation)
“An imaginative and brave show performed with fearless vulnerability by the warm, wild, and untamed Sara Juli.” – Broadway Baby (of Juli’s show, Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis )
“A skilled comedian, actress and dancer…”- Portland Press Herald
“She had the audience laughing out loud as she lay bare her personal secrets.” – Portland Press Herald (of Juli’s show, Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis )
“A dance comic.”- Durham-Herald Sun
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