Skin in the Game at Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival
Skin in the Game
- Fri., Aug. 28, 7:15 p.m.
- Sat., Aug. 29, 4:15 p.m.
- Mon., Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m.
- Tue., Sep. 1, 6:00 p.m.
- Sat., Sep. 5, 12:15 p.m.
- Sun., Sep. 6, 2:45 p.m.
As a student of pain, associate faculty member Tasha Diamant (BAJS, BAPC, ISC) devised a performance and activism project to inquire into the origins of disconnection. Purposefully creating space for vulnerability, Diamant is now in the tenth year of her ongoing Human Body Project, for which, among many other things, she shows up literally and emotionally naked in performance and in public.
In this new show, through improvised facilitation, story telling, and disrobing, Diamant has a lot to say and reveal about the body and embodiment in a disembodied culture. Spoiler: she gets dressed at the end.
What audiences and reviewers have had to say about the Human Body Project:
“I am not sure what this exquisite piece of ‘art’ is but it’s all yours. Thank you so much, you have empowered me so much.”--note left by audience member
“You hit the tear ducts. BOOM like a bullet.”--note left by audience member
"….the experience is both powerful and empowering, pushing participants to question their own physical, psychological and social positions. The result? Both humbling and inspiring, The Human Body Project urges us to recognize the power of a single human body.”--The Ubyssey
"This is the most relevant and powerful work at the Fringe and Tasha Diamant is deserving of a full audience every night.”--Monday Mag
“The Human Body Project impacted me. Please go see it. It’s the definition of sincerity.”--note left by audience member
"I dug it. The Human Body Project slowed me down, and all sorts of stuff about shame, safety, and joy came up... Naked, emotionally and literally. Simply audacious.”--The Georgia Straight
Tickets, program information, etc: victoriafringe.com