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 thoughtfully presents the disparity between Chicho's queer coming-of-age journey in Canada and the worsening human rights crisis in Venezuela.
CHICHO is being developed in-residence at Theatre Passe Muraille with support from Aluna Theatre through the 2017 CAMINOS Festival and Diaspora Dialogues. It is also made possible through the support of the Toronto Arts Council.
More info: http://www.pencilkitproductions.com/chicho/