Show Some Skin is a student-led initiative that invites members of the Notre Dame community to share narratives about identity and difference. We solicit anonymous monologues written by students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and select a compelling sample of these stories to stage as an annual public performance.
Show Some Skin is, however, more than just a theatrical production. It is a project - a movement - to engage the ND community in more meaningful, often deeply personal, dialogue about race, gender, sexuality, class, and other aspects of identity. We strive to make Notre Dame a more welcoming place for all.Submit Your Monologue
Interested in getting involved? We need actors to perform monologues (auditions in late November)! We need volunteers to help organize and run the show! Email us at
"If others could truly empathize, with no judgement, I’d probably be more honest with them, and with myself. And maybe then, this story would not be that of a stranger ..." (from "If Others Could Empathize")
Thank you all who were able to attend Show Some Skin: Try Us at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Theatre. Stay tuned for details about our upcoming performance at the South Bend Civic Theatre on Saturday, April 7, 2018. We are moved by the overwhelmingly positive responses to the show. Here's just a few of the audience reactions:
"Very powerful. Many of the monologues gave me goosebumps. Stories were deep and gave voice to the marginalized here in a way that might resonate with those who might not otherwise listen."
"That was the most thought-provoking and amazing experience of my college life."
"The performance was incredibly moving and had me in tears several times."
"Wow! Absolutely breath-taking and shook to my core - in awe."
Thank you to our generous sponsors: Africana Studies; American Studies; Anthropology; Creative Writing Program; Education, Schooling, and Society; Film, Television, and Theatre; Gender Studies Program; History; Political Science; Psychology; Romance Languages and Literatures; Sociology; University Writing Program; Center for Social Concerns; Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures; First Year of Studies; Gender Relations Center; Glynn Family Honors Program; Hesburgh Yusko Scholars Program; Higgins Labor Studies Program; Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning; Notre Dame International-Study Abroad; Institute for Latino Studies; Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies; Badin Hall; Farley Hall; Pasquerilla East Hall; Pasquerilla West Hall; Stanford Hall; Walsh Hall.
Follow these links for media coverage of Show Some Skin and viewpoints in The Observer. You may read all The Observer coverage of Show Some Skin, 2012-present, on their website.