Presidential Post-Doctoral Fellow
Tlaloc Rivas is a writer, director, and theatre-maker who specializes in developing new work and reimagining classical plays. Tlaloc also directs bilingual plays, works actively in civic engagement, and promotes equity in all facets of the American theatre. He is a core founding member of the Latinx Theatre Commons and its online platform, Café Onda. He is a Usual Suspect with New York Theatre Workshop, a member of the Dramatists Guild, and an Associate Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers union.
Tlaloc has developed, produced, and directed new work with companies such as The Public Theater (NYC), INTAR, Repertorio Español, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, Primary Stages, New Harmony Project, New Dramatists, Chicago Dramatists, Quantum Theatre, Cleveland Public Theatre, Aurora Theatre (GA), Salt Lake Acting Company, TheatreSquared, South Coast Repertory Theatre, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Tlaloc graduated with honors from the University of California Santa Cruz and the Professional Directors’ Training Program at the University of Washington’s School of Drama. He is a recipient of the NEA/TCG Career Development Program, the Sir John Gielgud Fellowship in Classical Directing, and has trained with SITI Company (Saratoga Summer Intensive), Cornerstone Theater Company, and the National Association of Latinx Arts and Culture.