Blue Bullets by Alvaro Saar Rios, Resident Playwright
Set in 1970’s Houston, a Mexican bakery owner’s attempts to save her business is impeded as her sole employee becomes involved in local protests concerning rampant police brutality.
About Alvaro Saar Rios
Alvaro Saar Rios' plays have been performed in Chicago, New York City, Hawaii, St. Louis, Milwaukee and all over Texas. Rios has received commissions from various organizations, including The Alley Theatre, Houston Grand Opera, and Honolulu Theatre for Youth. His award-winning play Luchadora! is published by Dramatic Publishing Inc. He is also the co-founder of The Royal Mexican Players, a national touring performance troupe. Mr. Rios holds an MFA in Writing for the Stage and Screen from Northwestern University. Alvaro lives in Chicago and teaches playwriting at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
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