Sara Juli

ADF Commission


von der Heyden Studio Theater

July 15, 9:00pm
July 16, 7:00pm
July 17, 9:00pm
July 18, 7:00pm


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Burnt-Out Wife isn’t a dance show. It’s an everything show performed by one woman who knows how to use movement to get her point across.”—DanceInforma

Sara Juli’s Burnt-Out Wife takes on topics such as intimacy, loneliness, monogamy, and other marital taboos. Juli employs her comedic text-driven dance style to explore the decay and detritus of marriage with equal parts wit and vulnerability. Taking place in a Pepto-Bismol pink bathroom, this evening length dance-theater-comedy will spark intimate conversations while blowing up the institution with humor, reflection, and a complete re-imagining.

Created and performed by Sara Juli with dramaturgy by Michelle Mola, set design by Pamela Moulton, costumes by Carol Farrell, sound design by Ryan MacDonald, and lighting design by David Ferri. For mature audiences only.

 “She turns her hideous bathroom into a throne room worthy of pissed-as-hell royalty“—Infinite Body

Adult content and language. Not recommended for children.

Sara Juli website

“Burnt-Out Wife” by Sara Juli is commissioned by ADF with support from the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Works. The presentation of “Burnt-Out Wife” is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.