VCU Theatre: Encouraging Performers to Have “No Shame”

November 4, 2011

By Justin James
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va–Dictionary.com defines shame as “the painful feeling arising from the consciousness of something dishonorable, improper, ridiculous, etc.” Well one VCU Event is discouraging the practice; in fact, their celebrating it not existing.

The “No Shame Variety Show” is a bi-weekly performance at the Shafer Street Theatre on the Monroe Park Campus. People of all kinds get the chance to get on stage and practice their craft in front of an audience. As long as they keep to ten minutes, sign up on the second floor of the W.K. Singleton Center, they can do whatever they want, with just one guideline: they must have no shame or embarrassment whatsoever.


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Senior Theatre student Kyle Raiche serves as the performance’s emcee, and says he loves his job.

“Seeing a packed house every night, has always been really rewarding and fulfilling for me, always come out and support has been the number one thing that I’ve really appreciated.” said Kyle.

“No Shame” happens on Fridays at 11 p.m. and is free for anyone to attend.