Sara does a Solo


Scotiabank Studio Theatre, Pia Bouman
6 Noble Street
Ticket Price: $15 Save with a Pass
Thursday August 4th 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday August 7th 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Monday August 8th 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday August 14th 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Latecomer Policy

Latecomers permitted up until 10 minutes after the start of the performance.


Some Nudity, Coarse Language.


A vibrant interplay of fact and fantasy, contemporary dance and comedy, Sara does a Solo blends storytelling, singing, dance, poetry, puppetry, video, costume and character into a poignant and passionate account of life as an artist and a parent. Prompted by a chance encounter (and performance) with renowned singer Mary Margaret O’Hara, Sara presents a fearless account of what we all face – an aging body and a reflective mind.

Celebrated for her “daring imagination” (Toronto Star) and being “wickedly funny” (Dance International), Sara Porter is back onstage with Sara does a Solo. Fresh from appearances in Montreal, New York City, and San Francisco International Arts Festival, Sara does a Solo is unlike anything else. Part memoir, part stand-up comedy, part dance performance, her stories blend intimacy and pathos, hilarity and beauty. A bold and beautiful account of mid-life.

“Refreshingly candid… emotionally mesmerizing and deliciously fun!” Niegel Smith, Director, Flea Theatre, NYC.


Choreographed, Written, Designed and Performed by Sara Porter; Creative Collaborator by Gerry Trentham and Katherine Duncanson; Technical Direction and Lighting Design by James Kendal.

Curator's Note

"Sara weaves vibrant stories, humor, design, and real and made up memoir into the fabric of her work, her body, and her performance. She offers an open and courageous look at aging, motherhood, and life’s choices and changes, through stumbles, searches, and discoveries of the nuances of her own identity, creativity, and authenticity. Sara lets us in on the journey with grace and candor… and some killer costume changes." - Jenn Goodwin