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Alvaro Saar Rios

Associate Professor, Playwriting & Analysis


MFA, Writing for the Stage & Screen, Northwestern University


Alvaro Saar Rios holds an MFA in Writing for the Stage & Screen from Northwestern University and is the co-founder of The Royal Mexican Players, a national touring performance troupe. His work has been performed in New York City, Hawaii, Chicago, Milwaukee, and all over Texas!  His award-winning play Luchadora! is published by Dramatic Publishing.  In 2017, Rios was named a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists.  He is currently developing a play about Day of the Dead in Mexico for Milwaukee's First Stage.