October 20 - 22, 2023

Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare

written and performed by Yosimar Reyes 
directed by Kat Evasco and Sean San José 
produced by the Living Word Project 


The Play

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.  

Watch Video
Vice interview with Yosimar Reyes
“My Abuela’s Kitchen’ by Yosimar Reyes
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