Under My Skin, written by Rody Vera and directed by Melvin Lee, tells multiple stories of various Filipinos an HIV-positive teenager, a mother, and a gay beauty parlor employee introduced through the character of Dr. Gemma Almonte. Dr. Almonte is an epidemiologist at the Department of Health who is studying the rapid increase and spread of HIV in the country. Instead of a society with ignorance and bias, she dreams of one with empathy and understanding to change the publics sensitivity to HIV.
News About UNDER MY SKIN at PETA Theater Center
UNDER MY SKIN is Streaming Now From PETA
December 10, 2021
After a successful run of Rak of Aegis Online, the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) announces another streaming play to cap 2021. This time, PETA revamps Rody Vera’s provocative, relevant, and heart-wrenching anthology drama on HIV, Under My Skin, directed by Melvin Lee, from the stage to the screen, together with esteemed advocacy organizations The Red Whistle and LoveYourself, and UNILAB, Inc., PETA’s major co-presenter.
BWW Review: UNDER MY SKIN is Armed With Substantial Information About HIV
February 18, 2020
The Philippine Theater Educational Association's (PETA) 52nd season-ender is unlike the more popular stage plays (e.g., The Normal Heart or Angels in America), which also talk about HIV and AIDS. Categorized by its creators as a a?oedrama anthology,a?? Under My Skin is a one-act play that weaves through several stories based on the experiences of real-life Filipino individuals living with HIV. At the onset, the main agenda of the play is to educate its audience with correct and updated information about HIV and AIDS in the Philippines.
PHOTOS: PETA's UNDER MY SKIN Opens; Cherry Pie Picache Leads the Cast
February 10, 2020
During the whole run of the play, after every end of the show, we will have debriefing and discussion with the audience, which will be facilitated by our actors and partners. We hope that it will further deepen the understanding of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus).a?? a?" Maribel Legarda, PETA Artistic Director
VIDEO: Cherry Pie Picache Performs Excerpt from UNDER MY SKIN; Show Opens Feb. 2020
December 04, 2019
Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA), LoveYourself, and The Red Whistle joined together to form a creative campaign that will bring light to the issues of HIV in the country. This campaign, called a?oeActing on HIV,a?? includes different components that will help debunk myths, disprove misconceptions, and eradicate the stigma surrounding the disease.
PETA Launches ACTING ON HIV Initiatives; UNDER MY SKIN Closes 52nd Season
October 30, 2019
With PETA's Acting in HIV campaign, they are steadfast in their goal of tackling sensitive topics through theater and the arts. They use theater as their medium to forward their advocacies and help the public to be educated, especially with shows like Under My Skin.