Fringe Fest 2013: The Human Body Project gets naked, emotionally and literally

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      Tasha Diamant greets her audience naked and without a script. She explains that her intention is to create a space in which we can experience our mutual vulnerability. Then, to a large extent, she hands the 75-minute time slot over to the people who have shown up. Diamant asks questions sometimes and answers participants’ queries thoughtfully. But she doesn’t lecture and leads only minimally. I dug it. The Human Body Project slowed me down, and all sorts of stuff about shame, safety, and joy came up. A beautiful immigrant woman, who has lived in Canada over a year, talked about how it’s been impossible to make friends. A guy who wasn’t wearing socks—and not because he’s a hipster—didn’t say much, but I felt like he was brave for being there. Simply audacious.

      At Studio 1398 on September 5 (5 p.m.), 8 (6:10 p.m.), 9 (5 p.m.), 11 (7:45 p.m.), 14 (9:50 p.m.), and 15 (4:50 p.m.).