A Presentation by Pencil Kit Productions and Theatre Passe Muraille with Support from Aluna Theatre
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.
Running Time: 90 minutes
Content Warnings: Sexual content, profanity, 14+
Playwright/Performer: Augusto Bitter
Director: Claren Grosz
Dramaturgy: Jivesh Parasram
Sound Design: Deanna Choi
Lighting Design: Giuseppe Condello
Stage/Production Management: Elyse Waugh
Wednesday March 13 @ 6:45pm
What is The Preamble? This free pre-show program features Artistic Director Andy McKim in conversation with an artist from the play, or a local expert, to talk about the way in which that piece of theatre is contributing to a broader conversation. There are always snacks from a local restaurant to keep things casual.
Sunday March 17 (post-show)
After the performance you are welcome to stay and take part in our Q&A with some of the cast and/or creative team. Q&A’s are usually hosted by TPM’s Associate Artistic Producer Jivesh Parasram. Q&A’s are a chance for you to ask questions or just find out more about the play or the process of creating the work.
Pencil Kit Productions is a Toronto based indie theatre collective that was founded in 2016 by Artistic Director Claren Grosz. Our works are innovative, socially relevant and always originals. With an emphasis on alternative theatre-making processes, we are committed to generating bold independent theatre and supporting emerging artists with strong and unique vision. Whether we are supporting playwrights develop their projects or working with devising ensembles, we are passionate about providing opportunities for voices and stories that are underrepresented on the Canadian stage and empowering audiences and artists alike.
To find out more about Pencil Kit Productions check out their website here.
The artistic mission of Aluna Theatre is to embrace the myriad of voices, cultures, and stories of our population, which are transforming the landscape of Canadian theatre. In our plays, works in translation, and international co-creations, people are complex individuals who exist beyond the restrictions of cultural labels. We encourage new hybrids of theatre evolved from a rich collaboration of experiences, performance traditions and media by engaging both emerging and established theatre professionals.