Fri. & Sat. July 14 & 15 at 8pm, Sun. July 16 at 4pm
Created and performed by SARA JULI
TENSE VAGINA: an actual diagnosis is about motherhood — its beauty, challenges, isolation, comedy and influence on the human experience. This hour-long 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, tears, monotony, loneliness and dildos. The narrative is anchored in sharing the physical therapy Sara received at The Pelvic Floor Rehab Center of New England as she sheds light and humor on her treatment of post-childbirth urinary incontinence.
Created and Performed by Sara Juli with an original set by Pamela Moulton, Costume by Carol Farrell and with Lighting Design by Justin Moriarty, adapted by Sabrina Hamilton.
The show runs 1 hour with no intermission and is not appropriate for children due to its strong language, subject matter and dildos.
WE WILL BE PROVIDING ON-SITE CHILDCARE FOR THE SUNDAY, 4PM SHOW. Please call the box office after July 3 at (413) 542-3750 to reserve and so that we can get information about your child.
“Who knew a tense vagina could be so funny?” – Dance View Times
“Tense Vagina is the rare piece that harnesses art and advocacy into perfect harmony, making for an unforgettably hilarious and edifying experience.” – Independent Weekly
“Like a standup routine performed in a supine position while doing Kegel exercises.” – The New Yorker
“Tense Vagina is thrillingly feminist, and very much belongs to the current zeitgeist.” – The Five Point Star