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Date Created: 08/01/16
Diversity Week Reflection Carolyn Park When looking at the activity list for diversity week the Rocky Horror Picture Show may make some people do a double take. This overly sexualized, comedic show doesn’t truly seem to fit in with the other activity options like Irish step dancing or listening to foreign speakers. However, if one thinks about what the Rocky Horror Picture Show represents they will find that it does indeed belong in the activity list for diversity week right next to the WV Symphony BEO String Quartet. The first thing to note about the Rocky Horror Picture Show production is that it combines students from many different fields around the school. The theater kids are of course involved, but so are the shop kids who helped build the set. Those who are interested in makeup and design were also involved. The production itself represents diversity at its finest by including so many people working in harmony together to put together this show stopping performance. In the actual performance of the musical the representation of diversity is strikingly evident in the makeup of its characters. The original writer of the production included a wide range of sexualities and backgrounds. Two of the characters, Janet and Brad, are raised to be very conservative and are both innocents when it comes to exploring and expressing their sexuality. Then there’s the sweet transvestite Rocky, who is very open about who he is and what he believes, and he very actively pursues his desires. The rest of the cast are more of a mixture of the two ends of the spectrum. While they are very open about their wants and desires, they don’t go after it to the extreme that Rocky does. As a whole the Rocky Horror Picture Show may not be the first thing that people think of when they think of diversity. It does however, highlight and celebrate the distinct differences in the characters in the production, and the talents of those who helped to piece the production together.
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