Dialogue ONE Theatre Festival is the longest-lasting annual event in the Department of Theatre at Williams. Created by prof. Omar Sangare, the festival invites performers to experience the possibilities of storytelling by sharing their reflections and discoveries on stage.
2016 Dialogue ONE presents:
“Namely, Muscles,” performed by Claire Porter on October 23 at 7:30pm, Directing Studio, ’62 CTD – open to public, space is limited and admission is free,
and Theatre Pieces performed by students in both sections of Acting class on Monday October 24 – available for students enrolled in THEA 103.
is a one-hour, one-woman, seriously silly play with Guggenheim Fellow, Claire Porter, portraying Dr. Nickie Nom, an Anatomical Surgical Specialist giving a reading from her new book of poems, “Namely, Muscles”. As she reads the forty plus poems, Dr Nom enacts 96 major muscles of the body and then some. Poems include “Psoas, the Tender Bender,” “Gluteus to my Ears,” “Long in the Head,” “Just the Meat,” “The Rotator Gang,” “Names on Your Nerves,” “A Word from Our Tendons” and many more. “Namely, Muscles” is of special interest to lovers of anatomy and received the “Overall Excellence Award” from the New York Fringe Festival 2010, “Best Poetry Award” from the UnitedSolo Festival 2015 and featured in United Solo Europe 2016. Video available at: www.cportables.com
“Porter, mistress of the short, sharp character portrait, is that rare breed – a nimble witty comedian. A soloist with a neat collection of personas, Porter sketches them with the perfect physical gesture. Porter is always delightful, often wickedly funny” –Sally Sommer, The Village Voice
Porter has performed “Namely, Muscles” at Ohio University, Kent State University, Ohio State University, Kenyon College, NY Medical College, North Carolina State University, Rutgers University, Harvard University, Marlboro College, Roger Williams University, Smith College, Marlboro College, Keene State University, NY State College at Brockport, Lake Erie College, International Association of Dance, Medicine and Science (IADMS), North Texas State University, Kinesiology Conference at The University of Utah, Texas Women’s University, University of Maryland College Park, Florida Dance Festival and others.
Claire Porter in “Namely, Muscles” — photo by Eleanora Alberto