Events downtown

May 10

The Hill Arts
Location: The Hill Arts, Portland, Maine 04101, US
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Naughty Bits is a dance-play set inside Juli’s memories that examines trauma while finding levity within the tragic. Through movement, text, song, projections and humor, Naughty Bits finds the forgotten bits, funny bits (and wobbly bits) of putting one’s mind and body back together.

Her mission is to explore her own personal struggles through the medium of performance. In sharing her work, she creates space for audiences to access their own challenges or traumas. Her provocative, introspective autobiographical solo performance fuses movement, text, song, audience interaction and comedy to both acknowledge the gravity of her burdens as well as simultaneously laugh at their reality. Sara Juli has been described as a “skilled comedian, actress and dancer” and “a light of the downtown dance and theatre scene.”

Digital projections and illustrations by Devon Kelley-Yurdin, original lighting by Justin Moriarty, dramaturgy for Naughty Bits by Michelle Mola and costumes by Carol Farrell.

Please note: This piece explores one person’s experience around trauma.

Runtime: 50 minutes with no intermission

Funding Credits: Naughty Bits was commissioned by the Strand Theatre in Rockland, Maine, through their New Century Series. Additional support came from the Maine Arts Commission, and the American Rescue Plan Maine Project Grants, a subgranting program administered by SPACE for the National Endowment for the Arts.

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.