By Claire Porter
Dr. Nickie Nom, acclaimed anatomical forensic autopsy specialist and poet, gives a reading from her book of poems, Namely, Muscles. The reading goes awry as Dr. Nom finds herself entangled by “Psoas, The Tender Bender,“ ”Gluteus to My Ears,” “Just the Meat,” and many more.
Namely, Muscles 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.
Claire Porter, www.cportables.com, is a choreographer/writer/performer. A Guggenheim Fellow, Porter has received Fellowships from the NEA, NJSCA and The Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. She has an MA Dance Ohio State, BA Math and is a Laban Movement Analyst. See her in NYC area at DanceNow at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, September 6-9, 2017 and at NYLA, October 11-12, 2017.