Hispanic (?) Whiteboy
Aug 29 – Oct 2 2023
IN RESIDENCE: August 29 – October 2, 2023
To save his Spanish grade, high school student Oscar seeks out his community and family members to answer the question, “What does it mean to be Hispanic?” in this one person show comedy.
Starring Luis Feliciano
Written by Danny Chicon-Ramirez
Directed by Charlie Chauca
SM/AD Sofiya Lopez
Danny Chicon-Ramirez (Playwright) is an NYC based, Hispanic/Latino writer, producer, and director. He has a BA in Media Studies from Hunter College and is a 2022 Digital Connections Fellow, as well as a 2021 FABnyc LES Young Artist of Color Fellow. His writing and producer credits include JULIO: The Julio Irving Story about Julio Irving (Starring Julio Irving), 2020, The Catholic Police, 2018, and Fists of a Nation, 2017.
In his newest comedy short, Have A Good Night, Chicon explores the effect of inadequate sexual education in religious based education systems.
Chicon is currently a fellow of the 2022 DCTV Young Men of Color cohort. Above all else, Danny looks to connect audiences through laughter and expose them to unexposed stories rooted in shared human experiences.
Luis Feliciano (Performer) is a Teaching Artist that focuses pedagogically on Math Education, Theatrical Clown, AND Linklater Voicework. artistically, he focuses on acting, writing, and directing. He has trained with renowned theatre artists such as Peter Brook, Christopher Bayes, and Giovanni Fusetti.
Featured Credits: Berenger (Rhinoceros), Hamlet (Polonius), The Sex Myth: A Devised Play (Ensemble Director)
Charlie Chauca (Director) is an Ecuadorian Director and producer from Queens, New York. Their passion lies in new work development, experimental storytelling and advocating for a diverse theater community
Awards/Honors: IRT Theater’s 3B Residency, 2021/22 Playwrights Horizons Fellow, 2022 Westport Country Playhouse Directing Fellow, Artistic Producing Leader at LOBSQD.
Sofiya Lopez (Stage Manager/ Assistant Director) is a Puerto Rican-American actress from Queens, New York. In addition to their acting, they have set building experience from Queensborough Community College. They have preformed as Mrs Linde in “A Doll’s House” and Nurse Flinn in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” Their set building work includes: “Anna in the Tropics” by Nilo Cruz, “A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen, and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Dale Wassermann. They looking forward to broadening their horizons as they branch out into performing and working behind the scenes while also representing their Puerto Rican-American community in more theatre ensembles to come.
At IRT: 154 Christopher st. NYC #3B (third floor)
IRT Theater is a grassroots laboratory for independent theater and performance in New York City, providing space and support to a new generation of artists. Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village, IRT’s mission is to build a community of emerging and established artists by creating a home for the development and presentation of new work.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York State Legislature; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council; A.R.T./New York’s NYC Small Theatres Fund made possible with support from the Howard Gilman Foundation & support for ASL interpretation provided in part through funding from Access A.R.T./New York.
ACCESS: IRT is a fully wheelchair-accessible facility. Please reach out to Kori Rushton if you have any accessibility questions or concerns, firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: All sales final and there is no late seating at IRT Theater.