Body Bashing Behind the Curtain

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SAC.Media Culture Editor, Andy Lizarraga poses for awareness toward body shaming in theatre. Photo Credit: Hernandez Coke/SAC.Media

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Body shaming is not only in present in the theater. Theater Professor Alan Brooks witnesses it all over the media.

Professor Alan Brooks instructs students during You Can’t take It With You rehearsal in BLDG 2T for the upcoming play You Can Take It With You on Monday, Sept. 10. Photo Credit: Elizabeth Bravo

Although Brooks has never been body shamed himself, he knows how to not discriminate anyone for their shape, size or color when he picks his cast.

Students with Professor Alan Brooks in BLDG 2T on Monday, Sept. 10. Photo Credit: Elizabeth Bravo

A person’s shape, size, or race should not matter when it comes to being in such a safe space. Everybody is different and your appearance should not matter when it comes to portraying a character.