PRIETO | October 20 – 22, 2023
Written and performed by Yosimar Reyes / Directed by Kat Evasco and Sean San José
Produced by the Living Word Project / Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare
A cultural high point of our city’s Latino Heritage Month, the Chicago International Latino Theater Festival Destinos showcases Latino theater artists and companies from Chicago, the U.S. and Latin America. A partner since the festival’s inception, Chicago Shakespeare joins Chicago Latino Theater Alliance in presenting Prieto, an autobiographical coming-of-age story, written and performed by Yosimar Reyes.
In a playful performance as his younger self, Reyes gives audiences a glimpse into his childhood in East San Jose as he comes to understand the complex intersection of his queerness and his identity as an undocumented American. Against a backdrop of poverty and politics, Reyes navigates topics typically entrenched in struggle with levity—in search of truth, clarity, and above all, joy.