Alvaro Saar Rios

Alvaro is a lucha libre word-bender.

Alvaro Saar Rios' plays have been performed in New York City, Hawaii, Chicago, St. Louis, Milwaukee and all over Texas. Rios has received commissions from various organizations, including The Alley Theatre(TX), Houston Grand Opera, Honolulu Theatre for Youth, and Milwaukee's First Stage. His award-winning play Luchadora! is published by Dramatic Publishing Inc. He is a veteran of the US Army and co-founder of The Royal Mexican Players, a national touring performance troupe. Mr. Rios holds an MFA in Writing for the Stage and Screen from Northwestern University and teaches playwriting at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Originally from Texas, Alvaro lives in Chicago and is a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists.  He is also a Playwright-In-Residence at Milwaukee's First Stage.

Yes! Non-Latina/o Actors Can be Cast in Latina/o Roles
Essay

Yes! Non-Latina/o Actors Can be Cast in Latina/o Roles

20 December 2015

Playwright Alvaro Saar Rios writes about the value of casting non-Latina/o actors in Latina/o roles in a university setting.