Alvaro Saar Rios is a Texican playwright living in Chicago. His
plays have been performed in New York City, Mexico City, Hawaii, Chicago, St.
Louis, Seattle, Milwaukee and all over Texas. He has received playwriting
commissions from various organizations, including the Kennedy Center, Chicago
Children’s Theatre, First Stage, Houston Grand Opera, Honolulu Theatre for
Youth, Purple Rose Theatre Company, Houston Community College, Zoological
Society of Milwaukee and The Rose Theater. Rios' award-winning play Luchadora!
is published by Dramatic Publishing. Other plays include Unmuted, On
the Wings of a Mariposa, The Day the Music Came Back and Carmela
Full of Wishes. He holds an MFA in writing for the stage and screen from
Northwestern University. Rios is playwright-in-residence at Milwaukee’s First
Stage and a former resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists. He is also a
proud veteran of the U.S. Army and the former singer of a death metal band
you've never heard of. Currently, Rios is an associate professor at the
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.