Tlaloc Rivas is a renowned stage director and instructor of theater, working in a range of disciplines that include acting, playwriting, dramaturgy, and theater history. A pioneering advocate for diversity and inclusion, his first artistic roots were planted at El Teatro Campesino, honing his skills in Chicano theatermaking and social activism. His directorial oeuvre not only has garnered accolades but has also provoked meaningful dialogues within the communities they’ve served.
As a theater instructor at UConn and Yale, Rivas builds upon this ethos to cultivate a setting – in the classroom and on stage – that cultivates curiosity in brave spaces. His leadership extends through a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University, as well as alumni affiliations with the NALAC Leadership Institute, Cornerstone Theatre, SITI Company, the New Harmony Project and as co-founder of the Latinx Theatre Commons.
Tlaloc is currently Lecturer of Acting at the David Geffen School
of Drama at Yale University, and an Associate Professor in Residence
at the University of Connecticut. He was the inaugural Presidential Postdoctoral Presidential Fellow for Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama. B.A. w/Honors: UC Santa Cruz; M.F.A. in Directing: University of Washington School of Drama.
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