Self Portrait  |  Julianne Chapple

Sara does a Solo  |  Sara Porter

Firehall Arts Centre

July 11 @ 7pm and July 13 @ 9pm Firehall Arts Centre Buy Tickets

Sara does a Solo

Sara Porter


Western Canadian Premiere (Excerpt of Full-Length Work)

Sara does a Solo is a fearless and funny account of aging and the reflective mind.

Sara does a Solo is being celebrated on both sides of the border, called “soulful”, “urgent” and a “tour de force” by New York presenters. After 25 years writing on the works and lives of other artists, Porter turns her pen on herself to present a collision of dance, storytelling, poetry, stand-up, singing and visual design in an inter-play of fact and fiction, memoir and fantasy, confession and caricature.

“Outrageously funny … and brutally vulnerable.” (Scott Charles, The Writer’s Block, San Francisco)

Creator / writer / designer / performer: Sara Porter

Creative consultants: Katherine Duncanson and Gerry Trentham

Sara does a Solo was created with support from Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.


Sara Porter

Self Portrait

Julianne Chapple


Self Portrait is a study of identity as an ever-changing and imperfect narrative based in memory.

Choreographer/Text/Sound Design: Julianne Chapple in collaboration with performers Maxine Chadburn and Francesca Frewer

Created in residence at EDAM Dance.

Thanks for Peter Bingham and EDAM.

Julianne Chapple