CHICHO

Written by Augusto Bitter
With dramaturgical support from Jivesh Parasram
Directed by Claren Grosz

CHICHO is a one-man show written and performed by Augusto Bitter. The titular character, an ashamed-queer-Catholic-man-boy from Venezuela, hilariously attempts to feel beautiful despite his warring identity politics. His journey is freckled with appearances from a host of other vibrant characters: Chichi the sinisterly charismatic Latin game show host, Aguacate the seductive and wise avocado, Chad the hip young Canadian priest and more. CHICHO is a wildly entertaining exploration of a diasporic experience, and meticulously presents the disparity between Chicho's queer-ibbean coming-of-age journey in Canada and the worsening socioeconomic crisis in Venezuela. 

CHICHO is being developed in-residence at Theatre Passe Muraille with support from Aluna TheatreFactory Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and Diaspora Dialogues

 

39th Annual Rhubarb Festival
February 16-18, 2018
Buddies in Bad Times 

Theatre Passe Muraille BUZZ Series Workshop Presentation
February 3-4, 2018
Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace

Caminos Festival
October 5, 2017
Aki Studio

Rehearsal stills by Caleigh Adams

 

Artists

Augusto Bitter - Creator + Performer
Claren Grosz - Director
Elyse Waugh - Stage Manager
Deanna H. Choi - Sound Design
Guiseppe Condello - Lighting + Projections
Jivesh Parasram - Dramaturgy

 

CHICHO is written with support by the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council with funding from the City of Toronto

 
   

  

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