Tlaloc is one of original framers and co-founder of the Latinx Theatre Commons and its' online platform, Café Onda. Since 2018, he has been a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow for Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama in Pittsburgh, PA.
Tlaloc Rivas writes, creates, and directs theatrical work, specializing in developing new, adventurous work, while also making the classics vitally alive for todays's audiences. He also creates and directs bilingual plays, works actively in civic engagement, and promotes equity and inclusion in all facets of his work in the academy and the professional theatre. He is currently adapting The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano ('Sesame Street') at Carnegie Mellon University. He recently devised La fuerza de Antígona, a new bilingual adaptation of Sophocles' Antigone, at The Theatre School at DePaul University. His new work, Divisadero, was recently named a finalist for The New Harmony Project 2019. His play, Johanna: Facing Forward, was Runner-Up in the MetLife Nuestras Voces National Playwriting Competition for 2016. 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. www.TlalocRivas.com