Adriana Chavez - Performance Artist
I am a Queer Latinx clown with Spanish, Portuguese, and Indigenous Mexican roots. I perform a character named Juan Chico, inspired by my family's tender and messy men: the drinkers, the dreamers, the cheaters, and mustached karaoke singers. Through Juan Chico, I find my culture and connect to my family. Through Juan Chico, my identity forms, and while using the lens of play, I find belonging. Nostalgia, myth, metaphor, magical realism, the ridiculous, the sacred, and the profane inspire me. Most of all, I make performances that encourage empathy, compassion, imagination, and connection.