Skin Jobs

jim vejvoda · United States of America

world premiere
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June 03, 2018 certified reviewer

What I liked

This play truly shows the fallout from Hollywood white-washing and not in a “Hey white people are appropriating again!” kind of way. Instead, it takes the audience into the lives of those who depend on Hollywood to make their living and are forced to make difficult decisions as a result of the film industry’s exclusive practices. If you have the chance do you blow the whistle on racist activity? Most would say yes, but what if you have to risk being blacklisted and never working in the industry you love ever again? This play hit you hard with themes of race, privilege, integrity, and the changes that happen in a long-lasting friendship. Most of all, however, I loved that it felt like a story of unrequited love between dreamers and an industry made to keep you in your place.

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My overall impression

Phenomenal show. The writing was so natural it felt like you were really just a fly in the wall of the characters’ apartment. Deals with complex issues without being heavy-handed and while adding honest humor for some levity. The performances were wonderful and the direction tight. This is a quick show that will make you think, laugh, and even might jerk a few tears out of those dusty old ducts. I can’t say enough good things about it.

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