Tlaloc Rivas

Tlaloc Rivas uses his bi-cultural experience as a Chicano to write, create, and direct theatrical experiences, specializing in developing new, adventurous work. He also creates and directs bilingual plays, works actively in social practice, and promotes equity and inclusion in all facets of of the arts. His plays include: Divisadero, selected for development at the New Harmony Project and a finalist for SPACE on Ryder Farm and a semi-finalist for the O'Neill Playwrights Conference and the Bay Area Playwrights Festival . He also wrote The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano, adapted from the novel by Sonia Manzano ('Sesame Street') at Carnegie Mellon University. His play, Johanna: Facing Forward, was the 2016 Runner-Up of the MetLife Nuestras Voces National Playwriting Competition. Finally, he is the 2017 recipient of a Creation Fund Award from National Performance Network to write a new play based on the life of Rodolfo 'Corky' Gonzales, titled Anthem to Aztlán. Tlaloc resides in Pittsburgh where he is a Presidential Post Doctoral Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University.