Chicho, an ashamed-queer-Catholic-man-boy from Venezuela, hilariously attempts to feel beautiful despite his warring identity politics. In this wildly entertaining exploration of a diasporic experience, CHICHO meticulously presents the disparity between his own Queer-ibbean coming-of-age journey in Canada and the worsening socio economic crisis in Venezuela.
CHICHO premiered March 7th - 24th, 2019, co-presented by Pencil Kit Productions and Theatre Passe Muraille with support from Aluna Theatre, at the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace. It received a Dora Award for Outstanding Performance of an Individual and a nomination for Outstanding New Play.
CHICHO has been developed in-residence at Theatre Passe Muraille with support from Diaspora Dialogues. The project would not be possible without the support of Aluna Theatre, Factory Theatre, and Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. CHICHO has been written with support by the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council with funding from the City of Toronto. The 2019 Production was supported by The Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.
Augusto Bitter - Creator & Performer
Claren Grosz - Director
Jivesh Parasram - Dramaturge
Elyse Waugh - Stage Manager
Deanna H. Choi - Sound Designer
Giuseppe Condello - Lighting Designer
World Premiere - Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace
March 7-24, 2019
The 39th Annual Rhubarb Festival - Buddies in Bad Times
February 16-18, 2018
Theatre Passe Muraille: BUZZ Series Presentation
February 3-4, 2018
Aluna Theatre's CAMINOS Festival 2017 - Aki Studio Theatre
October 5th, 2017