January 18 - February 4, 2018 at Downtown Art in New York City
Written and Performed by Eric Aviles
Directed by Edward Torres
“Where You From? What You Be About?” is an autobiographical solo play set in the historically Puerto Rican neighborhood of Humboldt Park, Chicago. Seamlessly moving from the past to present, “Where You From? What You Be About?” tells a story of how one man and his family reconciles the influences and subsequent death of a family member due to gun and gang violence. A cousin’s funeral becomes the catalyst for confronting a buried truth, for facing the effects of growing up surrounded by poverty, violence, and the need for healing. This transformational journey is an interdisciplinary solo play that includes spoken word, video projections, and a live DJ.