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Alex Paredes-Ruiz

Class of 2024



Alexander "Alex" Paredes-Ruíz is a Chicago-based writer, creative, and cultural worker focused on theatre, race, and popular culture. He is passionate about creative praxis, cannibalizing narrative form, and the reinvention of artistic traditions. He holds degrees in Theatre Arts Management and History from Ithaca College where he earned honors in his research on Latin American immigrants in Miami and their perceptions of the American Dream. Alex is currently an MA student in the Latin American and Latino Studies department developing his MA paper on the aesthetics of Latinidad and pan-ethnic Latinx theatre/performance. He is currently the Marketing Manager at First Floor Theater and a 2023-2024 BIPOC Critics Lab fellow at The Public Theatre in New York City. Alex spends his free time watching horror, cooking spaghetti carbonara, and walking along the lakefront.