Interviews

ALVARO SAAR RIOS
& ELENA VELASCO

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage
September 20, 2020

ATMTC discusses developing new plays for young audiences with playwright Alvaro Saar Rios and director and playwright Elena Valesco. This interview is presented in both Spanish and English.

Alvaro Saar Rios has received commissions from various organizations, including Kennedy Center, Chicago Children’s Theatre, The Alley Theatre, Houston Grand Opera, and Honolulu Theatre for Youth. His award-winning play Luchadora! is published by Dramatic Publishing Inc. 

Elena Velasco is a member of SAG, AFTRA, and AEA, she has performed at the Kennedy Center, Theatre Alliance, Discovery Theatre, Imagination Stage, Signature Theatre STAGES, and in several films, commercials, and TV shows. She has worked as a director and choreographer throughout the Washington D.C. area.

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