Héctor Alvarez is an actor, director, and theater critic from Spain. He has worked as a teaching artist with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chicago Youth Shakespeare, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Victory Gardens, Congo Square Theater, the International Center of Theater of the Oppressed (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), and Actijoven (Madrid, Spain). He has studied non-Western theater traditions in China, Japan, and Indonesia, and in 2008 received a Watson Fellowship to research community-based performance in Latin America. Héctor holds an MA in literature from University College London (UK), and a BA in theater and international studies from Macalester College (USA). He is a member of Theatre Y’s ensemble, where he has co-directed Malaga (Or The Inner Ear) by Lukas Bärfuss and Self-Accusation by Peter Handke.