Ensemble Studio Theatre and The Radio Drama Network present Brian Quijada's autobiographical solo show about what it means to be Latino through the eyes of a child, turned teenager, turned adult. More…
'Where Did We Sit on the Bus' is an electric one-man 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 Latino boy raises his hand to ask, “Where did we sit on the bus?” and his teacher can't answer the question. That moment sparks a life-long exploration of identity.
See it if you're interested in an autobiographical show about a charming and talented guy trying to make sense of his personal artistic journey.
Don't see it if you're expecting a really incisive look at race in America and where Latinos fit into the discussion.
See it if Not bothered by solo shows; terrifically talented Quijada constantly engages our emotions but misses many thoughtful analyses
Don't see it if Expecting an overt political statement; have problems with autobiographical and at times sentimental material
See it if you like one person shows, loud hip hop music and a deeply personal story about growing up Latino in a culture in which you felt different
Don't see it if Personal stories don't entertain you, you expect more drama and travail in a one person play, cultural differences don't interest you
See it if you're ok w/one-man shows. B Quijada is amazing. Non-stop monologue singing dancing rapping. We were drained (happily), & we wanted more!
Don't see it if the NYC latino experience is of zero interest to you. The show MUST come back & deserves a larger house. NO INTERMISSION, but I got over it.
See it if / Quijada is charming as all get-out; this coming-of-age and identity play ultimately about immigration and hope is extremely satisfying.
Don't see it if you don't like solo shows, or might be in the mood for something flashy and "big."
See it if you're a fan of expertly executed autobiographical shows; if you want to see a major rising talent; if you're interested in latinx drama
Don't see it if you can't with solo shows, no matter how charismatic, compelling, relevant and beautifully executed
See it if In a dazzling one-man show, young multi-talented Brian Quijada comes to terms with the multi-cultural forces that forged his identity.
Don't see it if ... you like diatribes against the status quo. This is about discovering possibility in America's volatile cultural cross-currents.
See it if you are capable of opening your mind to a new kind of performance style. Beautifully executed storytelling!
Don't see it if you do not enjoy storytelling or autobiographical pieces. But if you don't - you are missing out.
See it if you enjoy theater that makes you think...you love when experimental theater goes right.
Don't see it if you need more than one person on stage to understand a story...yeah that's about it. It's amazing!
See it if You are interested in hearing a man's struggle about who both he and his family are, and the concept of America and the "American Dream".
Don't see it if You rather remain ignorant about the unequality and racism in this country.
See it if you enjoy solo shows that are well performed and you enjoy hip-hop theatre. This is well crafted and highlights this actor's skills!!
Don't see it if You are expecting a deep dive into Latinx challenges within the current social construct. This is piece focuses on the personal narrative.
See it if You love creative and explorative work that has multiple levels for entry. A Social Justice work of genius.
Don't see it if you want old school empty work.
See it if you are interested in unique one-person autobiographical shows utilizing music, dance, poetry, and excellent staging; a from-the-heart piece
Don't see it if you aren't interested in racial inequality, interesting musical sounds, or a charming Latino performer whose life story will make you smile.
See it if You appreciate an original talent. The use of bluetooth electronics to create the soundtrack right there is amazing. Personal story telling.
Don't see it if You don't appreciate personal stories of performers.
See it if you want to see a star in the making. Quijada brilliantly bares his soul and delivers a masterful spoken word performance in one man show.
Don't see it if you are expecting an ensemble performance.
See it if You love seeing new works. This show is very inspiring. If you like Hamilton and Lin Manuel then this is the show for you.
Don't see it if You don't like new theatre or rap music and spoken word.
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