Mel Nieves

Playwright

Born and raised in New York City. He is a graduate of The William Esper Studio and a long time member of the award winning LAByrinth theatre company and The Actors Studio Playwright-Director Unit. His plays have been presented in San Diego, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and Rochester.  He is two time best short play award winner at The Downtown Urban Theatre Arts Festival, "Tours of Duty" & "Between a Hotdog and a Hard Place", a two time Metlife Foundation "Nuestro Voces" Playwrighting finalist "Midnight Mass" & "In Da Boogie Down", a Eugene O'Neil Theatre Conference and Princess Grace Playwrighting Foundation semi finalist for "Frederick Douglass and The Fallen Angels." He is a 2018-2019 LITCouncil Playwright of Color Resident.