Skin Jobs

jim vejvoda · world premiere · United States of America

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ALON DINA certified reviewer May 31, 2018
tagged as: friendship
I'm gonna call it: one of the most important shows at Fringe this year. Wrestles the question of truth and the meaning of life in a battle of beliefs between friends... full review
BRIAN GALLAGHER certified reviewer June 01, 2018
tagged as: poignant · relevant
As one of the playwright Jim Vejvoda's colleagues in the online movie/TV press world, his new play Skin Jobs hits home on a number of levels with biting authenticity. Tackling issues ranging from whitewashing to our age of outrage to, at its absolute core, the meaning of friendship, Skin Jobs explores the metaphorical battles many in the entertainment industry are now expected to fight on a daily basis, while grappling with our own survival within that industry. Virginia Tran and Claire Fazzolari portray Kerri and Viv, best friends since film school, who have both taken alternate paths in Hollywood, Kerri from aspiring director to visual effects artist and Viv from aspiring screenwriter to Hollywood blogger/journalist. While there is "in... full review
AYESHA SIDDIQUI certified reviewer June 01, 2018
There is a delicate balance to exploring themes of white privilege and racism without revealing any sort of agenda as a writer, and Jim Vejvoda's snappy and smart script easily maneuvers us through this journey. I found myself siding with both characters and wasn't entirely sure who was in the right at points. In fact, I was so engaged during the show that I couldn't believe when it was over- which is a testament to how committed the actors were onstage and the excellent pacing of the script. It's time we tell these stories in a way where no one gets off the hook- and I loved that Skin Jobs did this with depth and ease.... full review
KATT BALSAN certified reviewer June 01, 2018
Poignant, with a very strong conflict. Throughout the play, we are conflicted between those two friends and can take side for both point of views. Very A Propos! ... full review
MIKE REYES certified reviewer June 01, 2018
tagged as: movie · Films · TV · Race · whitewashing
Since 1915 almost a hundred films have been criticized for whitewashing In a industry that too often focus on maximizing profits Jim Vejvoda sharp writing and powerful cast, shed light on this issue. Skin Jobs,is extremely smart and relevant play and as someone whose guilty pleasure is big budget summer "superhero movies' it made me think about how my money might potentially be supporting a toxic message. Do yourself a favor add this to the list of shows as must see, for fringe 2018.... full review
PEERADA MEEMALAYATH certified reviewer June 02, 2018
tagged as: whitewashing · class · Race · ensemnble
An amazing show that everyone should absolutely see at this year's Fringe. It is smart, funny, organic, and discusses an important issue that needs to be talked about. ... full review
DENISE BARRETT certified reviewer June 03, 2018
This was a very honest portrayal about 2 young women trying to figure out how to do the right thing and also pay the bills. The male playwright did a great job writing real women with real problems in the troubling world of media we live in. Would highly recommend! ... full review
JACKI JING certified reviewer June 03, 2018
Compelling, captivating, suspenseful and thought-provoking. It brought me near tears a few times! There was so much tension and many twists! A harsh, but real, reflection of the film industry and Hollywood reporting— and the moral compromises many feel forced to make to survive and maintain a career. ... full review
AMANDA LLOYD certified reviewer June 03, 2018
A succinct, thoughtful half hour show that presents a complicated yet incredibly relevant and important topic! ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 03, 2018
Thought-provoking piece about friendship, morality, and privilege... full review