“WHO ME?” an HIV/AIDS play at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, was sponsored by The Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force, Educating Teens About HIV/AIDS and various other organizations. The play performed in 12 scenes, was written and directed by Min. Terry D. Fluker with the support of director Deborah Starling Pollard.
The play presented an array of talents, hip-hop artists, poetry, inspirational gospel, energetic dancers and performers from the community Ball Houses. They were asking the same question—“do you know your HIV status?” The play highlighted real-life personal stories of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. It was designed to empower those living with HIV/AIDS and address the shame, fear and stigma that surround the disease by exposing misconceptions using everyday life situations.
The goal was for everyone to know their HIV status. Get tested! Get involved! Get into treatment and care if you have HIV. Everyone has a role in preventing the spread of the disease. Above, is a scene performed by the Visionary Performing Arts Academy. (Photo by Rossano P. Stewart)