Current Creative Projects
Undesirable Secrets: A New Play
Decades after surviving the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp, a determined World War II medic and former POW navigates a deeply personal journey of remembrance, forgiveness, and justice, as he unearths long-buried secrets, confronts his own troubled relationship with his father, and embarks on a mission to bring closure and healing to the families of fallen comrades, ultimately finding solace and redemption in the power of friendship, resilience, and the courage to let go of undesirable secrets.
This play is written with the full support of the Acevedo Family and the Anthony C. Acevedo Foundation. To learn more about the foundation I proudly assisted in creating click here.
Triumphant Reading of "Undesirable Secrets" in San Antonio
The dramatic reading of "Undesirable Secrets" at the Barshop Community Center of San Antonio on January 21 was a tremendous success. The house was sold out and performances were met with a standing ovation. The talk-back after the reading was also a tremendous success with some in the audience calling the play worthy of a Broadway stage, and while this is the dream of any playwright, the next step in the development of the play will be a full-fledged production in San Antonio, which, if all goes well, will take place before the end of the year!
In the meantime, a round of applause to the actors who took part and to the director, Bill Doll. Read more here.
Current Academic Projects
Contributor: Ypsilanti Histories: A Look Back at the Last Fifty Years
America's Latinos Quick Reference Guide
Words That Matter: A Quick Reference Guide
Rodolfo Alvarado is a versatile writer residing in Michigan, where he shares his life with his wife, children, and his beloved adopted cat, Stuffy. His impressive body of work spans across various mediums, including fiction and non-fiction pieces that have graced the pages of literary journals, academic and popular presses, as well as stage and screen. Read more.
The Eclectic Works of Rodolfo Alvarado
Podcasts, Stage & Film
Academic: Those listed above and...
Popular & Academic Journals
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