Written and Performed by Augusto Bitter
Directed by Claren Grosz

A Presentation by Theatre Passe Muraille and Pencil Kit Productions with the support of Aluna Theatre, March 7-24, 2019 at the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace

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. 



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

 The 39th Rhubarb Festival. Photo by Dahlia Katz

The 39th Rhubarb Festival. Photo by Dahlia Katz

Past Presentions

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

Photos by Dahlia Katz and Caleigh Adams

CHICHO has also been developed with support from Factory Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and Diaspora Dialogues. CHICHO is written with support by the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council with funding from the City of Toronto