On Thurs., April 13 New York City-based actor Brian Quijada will perform excerpts from his one-man show “Where Did We Sit on the Bus?” Fresh off his month-long run at New York City's Ensemble Stages, Quijada uses dance, sampling, spoken word, beats, and numerous instruments to explore his Latino heritage. His performance attempts to answer the question, “Where do I fit in as a Latino millennial growing up in America?”
On Fri., April 14 Denver-based actor, rapper, and playwright Idris Goodwin will perform “Action Words: Hip Hop, Spoken Word, and Short Plays by Idris.” Goodwin will be joined on stage by Quijada and WWU students.
Goodwin is the recipient of Oregon Shakespeare Fesitval’s American History Cycle Commission and InterAct Theater’s 20/20 Award. He has been a writer in residence at The Eugene O'Neil Playwrights Center, Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor Program, The Lark Playwriting Center and New Harmony Project. An accomplished Hip Hop poet, his albums include BREAK BEAT POEMS and RHYMING WHILE BLACK. Goodwin was featured on HBO, Sesame Street and Discovery Channel. He is the author of the pushcart nominated essay collection THESE ARE THE BREAKS (Write Bloody, 2011). He co-hosts and contributes to CRITICAL KARAOKE, a radio show and podcast about music and culture. He teaches performance writing and Hip Hop aesthetics at Colorado College.
Sponsored by Western Reads.