SKIN--presented by #HealMeToo Festival
IRT Theater
New York, NY
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SKIN--presented by #HealMeToo Festival
Sat 3/30 at 7pm
Sat 4/6 at 7pm
Fri 4/12 at 7pm

LENGTH OF SHOW: 90 minutes

At IRT Theater:
154 Christopher St. NYC (west of Hudson)
Buzzer 3B (third floor)

Created and performed by Hope Singsen, directed by Jessi D. Hill

"I will look back on seeing SKIN as the turning point in my journey to heal."--University of Georgia student

"Ive never met anyone who ...with such kindness and gentleness ...told their story so raw. It was incredibly beautiful and I dont think Ill ever feel alone in this again.--Dutchess College student

Frank and funny, this queer love story with music by #HealMeToo Festival Founder and Artistic Director Hope Singsen explores the confusing and creative process of reclaiming intimacy after childhood and young adult sexual violence.

With music by Hope Singsen, Bob Parins, Micah Burgess and Dillon Kondor.

In SKIN, two things threaten Marais' dissertation on Virginia Woolf: her hot new girlfriend and her own dark past. Confronted by echoes of sexual violence in Woolf's text, grad student Marais races to write herself into a happier future. Her work grows inventiveeven sensual experience becomes a medium for discovery as she strives for a love greater than any she's known before. But after you learn to guard against life, can you open up again?

"Empowering. Inspiring. Funny! A critically important topic handled sensitively and creatively."--Exec. Dir. NYC Dept of Education Counseling & Support Program

"SKIN left me speechless. It is such a powerful exploration of self, touch, time, and healing. It took my breath away.--Vassar student

There is something truly magical in the way youve managed to combine love, hardship, passion, and memory into art. SKIN was one of the most engaging and honest shows Ive ever seen.--Vassar student

"Tender, playful, clever, and nuanced  I highly recommend SKIN for anyone who has confronted trauma or cares about someone who has."--Zoe Ridolfi-Starr, Columbia University Co-Founder of No Red Tape with Mattress Performance hero Emma Sulkowicz

Beautiful, moving, raw, and real. As complex, layered, and deeply investigated as anything Woolf wrote. I feel lucky I saw this.
Brian McManamon, guest director at the Juilliard School

I was healed by honesty. Grateful for the experience.
--Audience member

Content warning: Brief descriptions of sexual violence and a few loud noises.

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The #HealMeToo Festival is produced, in part, through Kori Rushton and IRT's Residency Season ( from March 25 through April 15, 2019.


IRT Theater is a grassroots laboratory for independent theater and performance in New York City, providing space and support to a new generation of artists. Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village, IRTs mission is to build a community of emerging and established artists by creating a home for the development and presentation of new work. Some of the artists we have supported include Young Jean Lee, Reggie Watts and Mike Daisey.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts and The Nancy Quinn Fund, a project of ART-NY.

PLEASE NOTE: All sales final and there is no late seating at IRT Theater.
     ***IRT is a fully wheelchair-accessible facility.***


IRT Theater (View)
154 Christopher Street #3B
New York, NY 10014
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!