Background on Jose Rivera
Born in Puerto Rico and now based in Los Angeles, Rivera is regarded as an
important voice in contemporary drama. According to Jenckes, his
plays are filled with both power and poetry, and touch on issues
of environmental, moral, social and political decay in modern
Rivera's visit has been arranged by the Helen
Weinberger Center for the Study of Drama and Playwriting, an
interdisciplinary program of the McMicken College of Arts and
Sciences and the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). The center
was launched in 1990 with visits from playwrights Edward Albee
and Michael Weller. Center activities are funded by a generous
endowment from Helen Weinberger, a Cincinnati philanthropist and
lover of drama.
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