Teaching Artist

Since 2018

Héctor Alvarez is an actor, director, and theater critic from Spain. He has worked as a teaching artist with Lookingglass Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chicago Youth Shakespeare, Victory Gardens, Congo Square Theater, the International Center of Theater of the Oppressed (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil), and Actijoven (Madrid, Spain). His Chicago theater credits include Malaga, Or The Inner Ear (co-director), Yerma (translator, ensemble), The Ghoul Exhibition (one man show), Macbeth (Malcolm), all at Theatre Y, and Short Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (assistant director). He has studied non-Western theater traditions in China, Japan and Indonesia, and in 2008 received a Watson Fellowship to research community-based performance in Latin America.

Bio as of 2018

Writer and performer Héctor Álvarez addresses the destructive force of gun violence in this deeply affecting and truly audacious solo show.

-Matt de la Peña, Chicago Reader


M.A. in Modern English Literature, University College London
B.A. in Theater and International Studies, Macalester College