How not to Make Love to a Woman

“I told myself I would give him 10 chances,” Laurelann Porter begins, begging the question: how many would you give? Porter, a doctoral candidate in Theatre and Performance of the Americas at ASU, takes the stage to tell about leaving her own abusive marriage. Her one-woman show, How not to Make Love to a Woman, is a self-described “almost-comedy” about surviving and escaping domestic violence.

The deeply personal performance begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, at Phoenix Youth Hostel and Cultural Center, 1026 North Ninth Street. Admission is $5 for students and $7 for the public. The piece contains both mature language and themes as well as nudity. Visit the event page at for details.

Wed., May 6, 7 p.m., 2015
KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Janessa is a native Phoenician. She joined New Times as a contributor in 2013. You can connect with her on social media at @janessahilliard, and she promises you'll find no pictures of cats on her Instagram — but plenty of cocktails.
Contact: Janessa Hilliard