Okay so this is officially my first new post in a very, very long ass time. I am not a posting type of a guy (unless it's on facebook and such) anyway these last few years have been pretty good in my artistic life. Still getting back on my feet after a very tough year of recuperating from illness., but things have settled down down and I am on a routine. On the artistic side I've been very productive these last few years what with having plays presented in San Diego, New York, Rochester, Chicago and being selected to be a part of the Actor's Studio Playwright & Director Unit, truly a great honor. And through this connection I got hired to write two short films. So now I'm officially a screenwriter. Which is pretty cool. Recently I had my seventh play presented at the Downtown Urban Theatre Festival and I'm currently juggling half a dozen scripts at different stages of development. On the acting front I made my prime time cable debut on HBO's The Leftovers. Looking forward to the second half of 2015.
Long time since my last entry, well let's see what's been happening. I spent a lot of the middle part of 2012 as well as the beginning of 2013 developing a play of mine called "In Da Boogie Down" and have had several readings both in New York and Chicago with more readings to come into 2014. This year I was also honored to be a playwright-in-residence for Voices Inside/Out in Kentucky and I wrote a new full length play titled "Full Moon Inside A Red Sky" which was developed at The LAByrinth theatre company's Summer intensive at Connecticut Collegewhich with much reliefe was very, very well receivedThis past year I was completed a run of "To Fool The Eye" presented by the Boomerang theatre company.
Mel Nieves is a New York City born and raise award-winning actor/playwright. He is also a proud member of LAByrinth Theatre Company. His most recent work includes, Mando Alvardo's Sangre, presented as part of City Park Foundation SummerStages, Matthew Harrington's Don Pedro de La Cebolla at the Interart Theatre and independent feature film The Children of Hip Hop, written & directed by Antonio Dela Cruz.