Special Event

Show Some Skin: Drop the Wall

February 20 - 23, 2019
Show Some Skin: Drop the Wall
We often construct walls—physical and metaphorical—between others and ourselves to protect the deepest parts of our being. We do so because we fear that others might not understand us, or we might not measure up to their expectations. We also build walls because we refuse to understand others.

In the fall semester, Show Some Skin invited members of the Notre Dame community to tear down facades, brick by brick, to share the beauty of their humanity. With this year's theme of "Drop the Wall," Show Some Skin asked: What kind of walls do you see or experience in the dorms? Between students, faculty, and staff, or between the University and South Bend community? What walls have you straddled, feeling like you belong on both sides while simultaneously on neither side? Do we build walls to keep ourselves in, or to keep others out? Show Some Skin: Drop the Wall features 28 monologues and 10 "shorts" selected from over 100 stories submitted anonymously by students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Now in its eighth year, this annual storytelling and performance project gives voice to unspoken stories centered on identity and difference. Student actors present powerful and moving monologues written by members of the ND community. The performance in two acts will have a 10-minute intermission. After each show, audience members are invited to share their reactions to the stories.

Event contains mature or adult content.

Sponsored by the First Year of Studies, the University Writing Program, and the Higgins Labor Program.


Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 7:00 PM SOLD OUT

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 7:00 PM SOLD OUT

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 7:00 PM SOLD OUT

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 7:00 PM SOLD OUT

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