César Alvarez - Bio

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CÉSAR ALVAREZ is a New York-based composer, lyricist, playwright, performance maker and the founding artistic director of Polyphone, a festival of new and emerging musicals at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. César has written five full-length musicals: FUTURITY (Soho Rep/Ars Nova, A.R.T, Walker Art Center, Mass MoCA); The Elementary Spacetime Show (Polyphone, FringeArts/UArts, NYU/Playwrights Horizons Theater School) The Universe is a Small Hat, a multi-player participatory musical (Berkeley Rep Ground Floor, The Civilians R&D Group, Babycastles, Sarah Lawrence College. Upcoming: Princeton University); NOISE (a commission of The Public Theater and NYU/Playwrights Horizons Theater School); and The Potluck. César's musical FUTURITY received the 2016 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical, the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Musical and four other Lortel Nominations. César also composed the music for Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' An Octoroon (Soho Rep, TFANA. Drama Desk Nomination), The Foundry Theater's Good Person of Szechwan (LaMaMa, The Public Theater. Drama Desk Nomination) and released four albums with The Lisps. César is a 2018-20 Princeton Arts Fellow and a recipient of The Jonathan Larson Award. B.M. Oberlin Conservatory. MFA Bard College.

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Contact César at cesar@cesaralvarez.net

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