Alina Rios

Alina Rios

Alina spent the first part of her life in St. Petersburg, Russia, and now lives in Seattle. She is a published poet and fiction author. Her poetry has been taught and set to music by Nicole Truedell, a Seattle composer, and performed by Ladies Musical Club of Seattle in 2018 for the National Poetry Month.

She's also the Editor-in-Chief and founder of Bracken Magazine, a magazine of poetry,...
Alina spent the first part of her life in St. Petersburg, Russia, and now lives in Seattle. She is a published poet and fiction author. Her poetry has been taught and set to music by Nicole Truedell, a Seattle composer, and performed by Ladies Musical Club of Seattle in 2018 for the National Poetry Month.

She's also the Editor-in-Chief and founder of Bracken Magazine, a magazine of poetry, fiction, and art inspired by the wood and what lies in its shadows.

She discovered playwriting in 2017 and had her first production in 2018, in London, with the Founding Fall Theater. She has also studied writing for theater with Simon Stephens.

Plays

  • NOW HERE
    Two-minute play: It's Christmas Eve in an apocalyptic world where the oceans have turned to plastic dumps. A Jewish couple is hiding in an abandoned hotel, remembering what life was like before, and going over the plans they've made for what happens if they are found.
  • SOMETIMES THE SUN SETS TWICE
    Two-minute play: A mother's attempt at changing the cycle of domestic abuse.
  • WHEN YOU'RE GONE
    Ten-minute play: Mother's journey to get out of bed after her son and father have become victims of gun violence.
  • TOUCH ME
    New mother struggles with societal pressures and self-image, which affect intimacy with her partner and herself. Only when she is heard and seen is she able to find her way back to herself and her partner.
  • FINAL PROOF
    One-act play with physical theater elements:
    A memory play. A woman comes to the park to bury her past only to discover a part of her past waiting their for her to be unraveled. The play explores the influences of early formative male relationships on female sexuality, as well as the quiet fragility of men.