Under My Skin
EVENT #: 62608
The Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) draws its 52nd Theater Season to a close by responding to an issue that has long been met with silence: the HIV epidemic in the Philippines. Together with esteemed HIV advocacy organizations The Red Whistle and LoveYourself, PETA launches the Acting on HIV campaign with Rody Vera’s anthology drama Under My Skin, directed by Melvin Lee,as the frontliner.
The Acting on HIV campaign reaches out to audiences through an immersive experience that promotes treatment and awareness on HIV, debunks myths and misconceptions about the disease, and pushes to eradicate stigma around Persons Living With HIV(PLHIV) through workshops, exhibits, an online EduSeries, and talkbacks with HIV experts back-to-back with every show of Under My Skin. PETA also became part of LoveYourself’s annual Mass HIV Screening event, “KYS (Know Your Status) and Play” last November 23, 2019. PETA also participated in The Red Whistle’s annual Project Headshot Clinic in commemoration of World AIDS Day last December 1, 2019.
PETA Executive Director Beng Santos-Cabangon says that it is through this campaign and partnership that various groups can unite and strengthen their cause. “PETA believes that by using the arts as a medium, Under My Skin and other advocacy-oriented activities can become an effective platform for probing, conversations, and a coming-together of various HIV experts and advocates,” says Santos-Cabangon. “It is through this safe space that we aim to humanize the HIV issue that has long become taboo in our society.”
The Acting on HIV campaign launched this October 2019 leading up to PETA’s 52nd Theater Season finale, Under My Skin from February 7 to March 22, 2020 (Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays/Sundays at 3:00pm and 8:00pm) at the PETA Theater Center, #5 Eymard Drive, Brgy. Kristong Hari, New Manila, Quezon City. For tickets and showbuying inquiries, please contact PETA at email@example.com / 8725-6244, or TicketWorld at www.ticketworld.com.ph / 8891-9999.