Written & Performed by Brian Quijada Directed by Chay Yew
Originally produced by Victory Gardens Theater • Produced and Presented by Geva Theatre Center and Victory Gardens Theater
During a third-grade lesson on the civil rights movement and Rosa Parks, a Latino boy raises his hand to ask, “Where did we sit on the bus?” and his teacher can’t answer the question.
With pulsing rhythms and original rhymes set to a live-looped soundtrack, Brian Quijada’s electric one man show is a hip-hop autobiography about falling in love with performance, the power of family, and growing up Latino in a world that categorizes everyone in black and white.
Hay subtítulos en español disponibles.
(Spanish subtitles available.)
“This video feels like the culmination of all my performances of my solo show. This feels like the HBO Special of Where Did We Sit on the Bus? I had been polishing my performance for five years. It was my return to Chicago, and most importantly, my parents were in the audience. We were lucky the Emmy award-winning Bitter Jester Studios captured this night.”
– Brian Quijada
“An explosion of energy, raw emotion, and irresistible storytelling.” – The Chicago Sun Times
Where Did We Sit On The Bus is available to stream on demand from February 22 through March 7.
This on-demand HD video capture of Where Did We Sit On The Bus?, filmed live onstage, has been expertly produced for a high-quality viewing experience. Access is provided through Vimeo. Stream via multiple devices, including smart TVs.
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Brian Quijada, Playwright and Actor
Chay Yew, Director
Diane D. Fairchild, Lighting Designer
Liviu Pasare, Projection Designer
Amanda J. Davis, Production Stage Manager
Broadcast Production by Bitter Jester Studios:
Nicolas DeGrazia, Producer / Director / Editor
Daniel Kullman, Producer / Director of Photography