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Sara Juli's Burnt-Out Wife

3S Artspace presents:
Sara Juli's Burnt-Out Wife
Friday, March 6
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm / 9pm Q&A*
$20 Member / $25 General Admission

Maine-based artist Sara Juli brings her latest feminist solo, Burnt­-Out Wife to 3S Artspace for two nights. Taking 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. 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 Justin Moriarty. Promotional photo by Nick Pierce.

*Q&A with Oz: Join us after the performance for a 15-30 minute Q&A with Ozgur Akbas, a Licenced Family & Marriage Therapist. This segment encourages dialogue, connection to resources, and is a chance hear from a professional in the field who helps others work through similar themes in Sara Juli's performance.

About Oz:
Oz envisions a future where humanely designed technology aids and empowers us to live more connected, intentional, and satisfying lives. Since such a future would drastically reduce, if not eliminate the need for his field, he also hopes for generous unemployment benefits, free college education and carrier counseling.

Over the past two decades, Oz worked with teens, families, couples, and adults in various settings. In his private practice, he helps individuals struggling with PTSD, OCD, and Problematic Technology use (gaming, social media, and pornography). Oz is a trained ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention) therapist. He is also certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy. Oz offers consultations to couples and families who are experiencing relational difficulties as a result of problematic technology use. His holistic and integrative approach draws from the fields of neuropsychology, mindfulness, and spirituality. He offers workshops that translate the research findings on neuropsychology and mindfulness into principles that can be practically applied by all who seek healing and growth. He holds a BS in Economics and has Master’s degrees in Experiential Education and Marriage and Family Therapy. 

When he is not helping others alleviating their suffering, you can find him walking his dogs, feeling guilty for not spending enough time with his cats, working on his fledgling woodworking skills, playing board games and D&D with his family, and sweating at Blaze Yoga and Pilates.



“An imaginative and brave show performed with fearless vulnerability by the warm, wild, and untamed Sara Juli.” 

 – Broadway Baby

“'Burnt-Out Wife' is a master storyteller channeling over-the-top humor to help us digest a very serious topic..."
-- Portland Press Herald

"A skilled comedian, actress and dancer..."
-- Portland Press Herald

Running time: 1 hour with no intermission.
For mature audiences only.
Ticket purchases are non-refundable.

Burnt-Out Wife is made possible in part 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. The performance’s planning period was funded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies. Additional funding provided by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, and NEFA’s New England Dance Fund, with generous support from the Aliad Fund at the Boston Foundation.

Sara Juli’s Burnt-Out Wife is a co-commission by SPACE (ME), Portland Ovations (ME), Dixon Place (NYC) and American Dance Festival (NC) with additional funding from the Maine Arts Commission and New England Foundation for the Arts New England Dance Fund.

The performances of Burnt-Out Wife at 3S Artspace are funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding for the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.