Theater Emory presents guest artist Sara Juli's "Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis"

November 20, 2018

ATLANTA—Sara Juli’s "Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis" is presented by Theater Emory Nov. 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Theater Lab at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. This free solo performance is about motherhood­: its beauty, challenges, isolation, comedy, and influence on the human experience. 

Juli uses humor, movement, sounds, songs, text, and audience participation to focus on the seldom-discussed and taboo aspects of motherhood, such as loss of bladder control, tears, monotony, loneliness, and dildos. The narrative is anchored in sharing the physical therapy Sara received at The Pelvic Floor Rehab Center of New England as she sheds light and humor on her treatment of post-childbirth urinary incontinence.

Created and Performed by Sara Juli with an original set by Pamela Moulton, costume by Carol Farrell and with original lighting design by Justin Moriarty. The show runs one hour with no intermission and is not appropriate for children due to its strong language, subject matter, and dildos.

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Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made at lease 24 hours in advance of the event to 404-727-5323.

The presentation of Sara Juli's Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis 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.


Theater Emory
Theater Emory, the professional company in residence at Emory University, produces a wide range of drama, from classics to new works. Liberal arts undergraduates work with professional directors, actors, designers, playwrights, dramaturgs, choreographers, composers, music directors, and stage managers.