SKIN, Auckland Theatre Company, Next Big Thing

This spoken word/theatre hybrid show was extremely beautiful with each actor writing his or hers own poem and absolutely pouring out their soul. The night began with Skin a gathering of spoken word performances from exceptional emerging poets and performers. We noticed that a lot of the performers had also competed against each other in last year’s Rising Voices Poetry Slam, which probably contributed to their onstage cohesion and brilliant word interaction. Written by Grace Taylor, Skin is an attempt to address some of the issues that are important, and confronting to youth culture.