The company’s show, “What Are You Looking At?” strives to create a discussion about problematic media messages and body image issues across gender and race.
The 90-minute show has been going on every semester since last spring and is appropriately performed during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week this year.
Freshman Sydney Lark, an actress in the show, said she wants the audience to walk out feeling empowered.
“It’s intended to give people media literacy about race, about body image, about men and women,” she said. “To make people aware that any negative body image is because of what society and the media has put out.”
The show is comprised of four different scenes of everyday situations, such as college-aged women shopping at Target and guys working out at the gym.
Despite the routine scenarios, freshman and actress in the piece Cara Pugh called it an action-packed and drama-filled show.
“It’s a really important piece because it brings in a lot of different themes that college students face on a daily basis in an interactive way so that students are interested,” Pugh said.
“It’s exciting and energizing and you leave with a good message of something to talk about afterwards.”