Please Don’t Hate Me! by Octavio Campos, a one-act study of domestic violence among same-sex couples opens tonight at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami, part of Miami Made Weekend, a selection of free events by local artists
Please Don’t Hate Me! is a transdisciplinary performance Campaign conceived by Octavio Campos and Camposition an iconoclastic arts organization that pushes the boundary between contemporary performance and activism led by Miami born artist, Octavio Campos. The project addresses issues of intolerance and transforms them into acceptance inspiring everybody to look for the actionist within themselves to create a catalyst for social change.
Please Don’t Hate Me! is in partnership with Switchboard, Miami’s 24 hour Information, Referral and Social Crisis Helpline (Dial 211). For Miami Made, the Campaign is offering a tantalizing, yet disturbingly relevant performance work by Octavio Campos and guest artist Bill Spring, dealing with the confounding issue of same sex domestic violence. It challenges the viewer to answer a seemingly simple question: What should I do? The answer may not be as easy as it seems – and perhaps it doesn’t even exist. Yet.
Please Don’t Hate Me! is being supported by Miami Made’s Incubator, City of Miami Beach GALA Arts Grant, Switchboard of Miami, Miami Light Project, Miami Life Center, Schoenhut Toy Pianos and Camposition.