Arts preview: "Masterdating"

Jim Fischer

One particular breakup hit Sarah Storer hard, and she didn't know why, so she started researching. That research, plus pieces of the relationship-based standup she'd been performing, formed the basis of her one-woman show, "Masterdating."

"It's not all standup. It's a little more theatrical, with music and storytelling, but still funny," Storer said. "I want people to leave feeling good and feeling like they learned something."

"Masterdating" includes some biology, discussing what happens in the body physically after a breakup.

But in large part, it's emotional.

"I'm stripping away the bullshit, to get to the point where I understand, in this moment, that I matter, I am worthy, whether I'm in a relationship or not," she said.

Storer's show is primarily autobiographical but features universal themes as the audience is taken on a "journey through my relationship and my heartbreaks."

"Masterdating" addresses these issues from a woman's perspective, but she says there are lessons to be learned and laughs to be had for men as well.

"Straight, gay, bi, doesn't matter," she said. "There are messages that women need to be a certain way, but you don't have to do that shit."

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