Where Did We Sit on the Bus? is an electric one-person show pulsing with Latin rhythms, rap, hip-hop, spoken word, and live looping. During a third grade lesson on the Civil Rights movement and Rosa Parks, a Latinx student raises their hand to ask, “Where did we sit on the bus?” and their teacher can’t answer the question. This thrilling production examines what it means to be Latinx through the eyes of a child, turned teenager, turned adult.
“…dazzling, heart-piercing 90-minute work about dance, music, theater, ethnic roots, identity, immigration, assimilation, parent-child relationships, the pursuit of dreams and much more.” —Chicago Sun-Times
“…a theatrical mixtape of his life, a mashup of looped rhythms, raps, songs, poems and spoken-word pieces that attempt to find the connecting threads of a life lived liminally.” —Chicago Tribune
Cast + Creative
Cast: Satya Jnani Chavez*
Director: Matt Dickson
*Member of Actor’s Equity Association
Aug. 12-22, 2021
Performed at 8 p.m. each night on the FAC Outdoor Stage,
located in the sculpture garden at the corner of Dale St. and Cascade Ave.
Content advisory: This production contains brief strong language.
*Subscription options do not apply for this production
This is an outdoor event with no seating provided, but feel free to bring a blanket or folding chair. If you bring chairs, please be considerate of ground-level patrons and plan to sit near the side or back of the seating area.
$15 the day of the show (must present a valid college or university ID in person at the Box Office).
CC students receive a free ticket within 1 hour of the show (must present Gold Card in person at the Box Office, depends on availability).