César Alvarez

César Alvarez is a Drama Desk-nominated composer, lyricist, performer and writer. His Civil War sci-fi musical "FUTURITY" world premiered at American Repertory Theater in 2012 and was a co-commission of Walker Art Center. César's band, The Lisps, has released 4 albums and played hundreds of shows around the country since 2005. César is co-founder and resident composer of the LA-based dance theater company Contra-Tiempo. He has presented work at Lincoln Center, MASS MoCA, the Stone, Roulette, Dixon Place, the Tank, Joe’s Pub, HERE, La MaMa, Dance New Amsterdam, Ars Nova, Walker Art Center, ASU Gammage, Ford Amphitheater, RedCat, and CounterPulse, among others. César was a member of the Civilians' R&D Group for 2012-13, a visiting artist in the Sarah Lawrence College Theater Program and a Visiting Lecturer on Dramatics at Harvard University. He writes about theater, music and science at www.musicisfreenow.org.

César Alvarez's articles

Building the Future with Gaming and Participatory Theater

In his new musical “The Universe is a Small Hat,” writer/director César Alvarez invites audiences to build a society on a techno-utopian space colony.