Tlaloc Rivas

Tlaloc is honored to be an Associate Artist with Boundless Theatre Company. His recent productions include Johanna: Facing Forward (Cleveland Public Theatre); Luck of the Irish & Water by the Spoonful (UIowa); Mariela in the Desert (Aurora Theater Company & Los Angeles Theatre Center); and The New World (Shakespeare Festival St. Louis). He has directed developmental workshops of: Just Like Us (TheatreSquared); Paloma (Theatre Emory); The Aleph Complex (New Harmony Project); Jezelle the Gazelle (American Theatre Co.); and Mother of Exiles (Chicago Dramatists).

Tlaloc is the Co-Founder of the Latina/o Theatre Commons, an Associate Member of Stage Directors & Choreographers, and received the Sir John Gielgud Fellowship in Classical Directing. He has served on selection panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, New Dramatists, and The Playwrights’ Center, among others. He joined the faculty as Assistant Professor of Theatre at The University of Iowa in 2012.

Upcoming projects include: Más (Carnaval of New Latina/o Work, Chicago); In Love and Warcraft (Halycon Theatre, Chicago); Wit (Aurora Theatre Company, Atlanta); Baltimore (UIowa); and Prospect (Boundless Theatre Company, NYC). His next writing project, supported by a Creation Fund Award from National Performance Network, will be a new play based on the life of civil rights activist Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzalez. He looks forward to the second production of Johanna: Facing Forward at The University of Kansas in the Fall of 2015. www.TlalocRivas.com.