BRIAN QUIJADA is an actor, playwright, musician, and an award-winning solo performer. Brian’s writing work has been produced and work-shopped from coast to coast and focuses on immigration, the human condition, identity, and the American experience while incorporating elements of his Latinx upbringing. His award-winning solo show, WHERE DID WE SIT ON THE BUS?, has played engagements all across the country including celebrated runs at Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City and Teatro Vista/Victory Gardens in Chicago. He is currently at work on a new show which is under commission at the Kennedy Center. As an educator, Quijada has taught solo performance, verse writing, and theatrical looping master classes for KCATCF Region 7 (Pacific Northwest), Western Washington’s Hip Hop Festival, Los Medanos College, FOCUS ON THE ARTS ’17, and judged the Kennedy Center’s American Theatre Mark Twain award for Comedy.  Quijada is a two-time Jeff Award winner in Chicago and a two-time Drama Desk Nominee in NYC. He is a proud member of The Ensemble Studio Theatre.