Events downtown

Jul 29

Body Awareness by Annie Baker
Location: 10 Mayo St, Portland, Maine 04101, US
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Event website

Catch the first of three productions in the 2022 Portland Theater Festival!

It’s Body Awareness Week on a Vermont college campus and partners Phyllis and Joyce are hosting one of the guest artists in their home: Frank, a photographer famous for his female nude portraits. His physical presence, along with his chosen subject, threatens to unravel the home order. Phyllis is furious at his depictions, while Joyce is intrigued, going so far as to contemplate posing herself. Meanwhile, Joyce’s adult son, who may or may not have autism spectrum disorder, struggles to express himself physically – with heartbreaking results.

Body Awareness is a gentle and hilarious examination of intimacy, self-expression, and the human body.

Founded in 2021 by East Shore Arts and Mayo Street Arts, Portland Theater Festival (PTF) introduces an annual summer season of diverse, inclusive, and exceptional professional theater to the City of Portland. Locally staffed and incubated, PTF offers cutting-edge performances in intimate and found spaces with the aim of promoting a more mindful, more compassionate, and more harmonized community in Maine.