On Nov. 10 and Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in VU 464, the Social Issues Resource Center will be hosting auditions for the 2007 performance of Undressing the Other: The Naked Truth on Stereotypes. Undressing the Other is a powerfully personalized production like no other featuring “actors” and “models” of all walks and talks of life, who seek to make positive change in their communities through the power of storytelling. Undressing the Other prides itself in being a transnational anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-classist, anti-elitist, anti-heterosexist, anti-ethnocentric, anti-xenophobic, anti-patriarchy “Fashion Show.”

Created and developed 4 years ago by social artist Stephany Hazelrigg, as an attempt to create a space for marginalized voices to be heard, The Naked Truth has rapidly grown into a powerful community of activist, organizers, artists and allies.

The highly emotional performance is split into three acts the first includes 16 people performing in a role of a stereotype the next act deconstructs the stereotype and the last act is an open dialogue with audience members.

“In years past it has been a very emotional thing, people in the audience cry,” said Devin Majkut a Social Issues Resource Center coordinator.

Roles are also open for the part of paparazzi. The paparazzi's job is to build up the stereotype even more, yelling things to reinforce the stereotype. This year participants can also receive 300 level Fairhaven College credits for participating in the show.

If you aren't comfortable participating as an actor there are many other opportunities to be involved. Helpers are needed for logistical work and publicity.

If you want to be involved at any level SIRC will find a way to make it happen.

The SIRC is located in VU 512. For more information contact SIRC coordinators Devin Majkut, Sonja Prins and Sarah Tran.