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photograph by Omer K Yukseker

17 seconds of light

an account of life with sun allergy  

From the hot experience of sizzling skin to some dark truths about quiet isolation, Sara reveals the long held story of her chronic allergy to sunlight that has kept her indoors - during daylight hours - for most of her adult life. "17 seconds of light" is the story of one woman navigating the particularities of living life in the shade.

This work is currently in development

lighting design by Rebecca Picherack

visual art by Elaine Whittaker

sound design by Stephen Joffe

creative consultancy by Katherine Duncanson

technical support by Curtis Whittaker

“Sara Porter is an unforgettable being onstage.” 
  Lucy Rupert, Blue Ceiling Dance Blog

 “Rare and nuanced performance that could actually raise our cultural IQ.”   Rita Bozi, springboardperformance

“Outrageously funny & brutally vulnerable ... a mature woman who isn’t afraid to be just that.”   Scott Charles, Writer’s Block, San Francisco

“Smart, funny, and poignant... a tour de force.”
Karen Bernard, Artistic Director, Performance Mix Festival, New York City

“Irreverent and soulful ... Sara Porter is magnificent. I'm awestruck!"

  Niegel Smith, Artistic Director, The Flea Theatre, New York City

"Wildly original and endlessly thought-provoking" 
Heidi Sopinka, Author, The Dictionary of Animal Languages

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