NAUGHTY presented by Sara Juli

Part of the Strand's NEW CENTURY SERIES

 This event takes place at the Strand Theatre 

This work-in-progress showing of a multi-disciplinary performance piece explores the impacts of trauma on the brain stemming from sexual assault as a child. Interweaving regressed thinking with a cruel inner voice, coupled with finding the humor in the tragic, the work breaks down victimhood to ultimately reclaim the mind. With a striking visual design by Brooklyn-based Dirty Bandits and Justin Moriarty, costumes by Carol Farrell, dramaturgy by Michelle Mola Fireman, and Sara Juli’s signature style of movement fused with text and comedy, “Naughty” is for the child who did nothing wrong.

This showing of the piece in development will be followed by an audience discussion with the artist on process, feedback and dialogue. 

*This work contains mature themes and language and is not appropriate for children.

Tickets: $15

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About Sara Juli

Sara Juli has been creating and performing innovative comedic dance-theater for over two decades. She has toured around the world including American Dance Festival, Performance Space New York, New York Live Arts, Bowdoin College, Bates Dance Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Noorderzon Festival Gronigen, and many more. Her work has received support from Maine Arts Commission, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts Expeditions, New England Dance Fund, NEST Touring, and National Dance Project in 2019-2022. Sara was the 2017 Maine Fellow for the Performing Arts awarded by the Maine Arts Commission. Her solo work has been commissioned by American Dance Festival (NC), Performance Space New York (NYC), SPACE Gallery, (ME), Portland Ovations (ME) and Dixon Place (NYC). Sara is an Affiliated Artist of Bates College. She lives in Falmouth, Maine, on the traditional lands of the Wabanaki people, with her husband and two children, and currently sits on the Falmouth District’s School Board. @sarajulimoves


Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.  Additional support for "Naughty" is provided by the American Rescue Plan Maine Project Grants, a subgranting program administered by SPACE Gallery for the National Endowment for the Arts.


Show Dates & Times:

2/12/23 - Sunday

1:00 pm,

$15/General Admission

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