San Antonio, Texas. ART Magazine.
We are bound to certain characteristics that make us who we are, but that also segregate us from the rest. We were born in a particular skin from which we cannot depart. We are bound to a certain race, class, and gender, which will unavoidably affect our relationship with others.
“The Skins We Are In: Race, Class, Gender”, which is part of the Stories Seldom Told annual exhibition, displays an exploration by the students at Say Sí which comments on current and historical events as well as personal experiences that deal with these born delineations. The students of Say Sí, will create a professional dialogue about these issues through the use of diverse media.
Inspired by the Chicago based production “Don’t Let the Baby Go Blind”, Stories Seldom Told is an annual event that investigates stereotypes, controversies, and evolving social issues through photography, short film, mixed media and ten plays performed thoughout one hour. Teatro ALAS, Say Sí’s youth theater company, will perform ten different pieces that will range from comedy, drama, theater of the absurd, melodrama, and performance art, and other styles. The stories themselves explore the complex nature of human relationships and how race, class, and gender affect those relationships in modern American society.
The exhibition opening will take place this Friday July 6. It is open and free to the public. For more information please visit Say Sí’s website: saysi.org