Show Some Skin is a student-run theatrical production at University of Notre Dame, aiming to give voice to unspoken stories about identity and difference. Each year we collect anonymous submissions from the Notre Dame community, and cast actors to perform these powerful and emotional monologues. Our production strives to be a catalyst for the campus community’s discovery and appreciation of Notre Dame’s true diversity.
In its third year, Show Some Skin has established a solid identity at Notre Dame, so I'm aiming for some variation in the concept this year. Our tagline is "be bold" this year, and my interpretation of this tagline is that people will experience a period where they feel like they're losing themselves, but they seldom express their inner confusion or seek for help, and everything gets worse because of their "not expressing". True, it needs courage to acknowledge the inner mess, but it's important to do so. Thus "be bold".
Adhering to my interpretation, I created an "inner explosion" featuring eight different people to show that the experience is universal. And by acknowledging the explosion, the models and I are being bold collectively, which fulfills the theme of Show Some Skin this year.