Photos with Mel Nieves
Born and raised in New York City. He's a member of the award winning LAByrinth Theatre Company. As an actor he's worked with Luna Stage, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Boomerang theatre company and the legendary Ridiculous Theatrical Company under the artistic direction of Everett Quinton. Stage work includes "Summer and Smoke", "Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue", "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Native Speech", "Short Eyes" as well as plays written by Miguel Pinero, Mando Alvarado, Stephen Adly Guirgis. Read more... Urban Theatre Festival, Rochester Latino Theatre company, Breath of Fire Latina Theatre Ensemble, Urban Theatre company. For the LAByrinth theatre company his plays have been developed at the company's Summer Intensive workshops at Bennington College, Saratoga Performing Arts center, Bard College and Connecticut College. As a teaching artist he's worked with the Brooklyn Arts Council, LEAP (Learning Through an Expanded Arts Program), Theatre For A New Audience, CenterStage at Queens Theatre in The Park, bringing arts education to inner city youths in Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Staten Island. He is a 2013 recipient of a Playwright-in-Residency award from Voices Inside/Out at Northpoint Training Center, a medium security prison in Burgin, Kentucky. As an actor he recently completed work on the feature film "Papi's Promise" and the web series pilot "Familia on Fire".