With the work that was started during my couple of hours of writing as part of WRITE OUT FRONT event I now have a new play I'm working on with the working title "Full Moon in a Red Sky" - the basic story line is as follows: Two strangers with wounded hearts find themselves underneath a full moon with a red sky discover that love is only a fallen snowflake away.
Last week I had a great time doing the WRITE OUT FRONT at the drama book store. I think I may have discovered the sees of a new one act play. This week is also very exciting to me because rehearsals have begun for the west coast premiere of my two one acts play "By The Dawn's Early Light: Midnight Mass & Los Embrujados" - performances begin in September
Rewrites continuing on "In Da Boogie Down" - the script is getting tighter-more focused and much to my surprisse with the changes less hopeful and more tragic. Yesterday I got new representation, I have a manager now. It was an excellent meeting, the best I've ever had with new representation. She will be focusing on the acting side of my life, which is fine with me. This was a little sunshine after a tough week.
Well the blur of July and a Summer to forget has gone away and now the hope of Fall has come and gone with the arrival of August. Health battles continue, but also some light keeps creeping in with arrival of some artistic work and possibilties - Meetings with a manager, the WRITE OUTFRONT event and another birthday coming up. All good things in nthe shadow of some not so good things, but these few positives do lift my spirits somewhat.
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.