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Rivera was born on 29 February 1948 in Paete, Laguna. He received his AB English-Filipino degree from the University of the Philippines
University of the Philippines
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. He led the movement for the theater when he established the Sining Kambayoka, a folk theater company on the campus of Mindanao State University in the 1970s.
He has won several awards, including the 8th Annual Gawad Ustetika Awards in the Play category, 1997 Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan para sa Tanghalan from the City of Manila and the 2002 National Book Award from the Manila Critics' Circle for his book, Mga Dula sa Magkakaibang Midyum.
He started out in Severino Montano's Arena Theatre Guild and Cecile Guidote’s PETA.