The Spirit, the Body, and the Blood

by Mel Nieves

The Spirit, The Body & The Blood  is a dynamic intergenerational family drama about the possibilities of reconciliation, unconditional forgiveness and a past that refuses to be left behind. When his mother dies, Ramon Diaz returns to his old neighborhood to reconnect with the estranged wife and teenage son he abandoned years ago. Ramon is ready to pick up things where they left off, but his family has moved on and they have no intention of repeating the past. 

  • Cast Size: 3M 5W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

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About the Playwright

Mel Nieves is a New York based actor-playwright-screenwriter-arts educator. He is a graduate of The William Esper Studio and a long time member of the award winning LAByrinth Theater Company and The Actors Studio Playwright-Director Unit. He is a two time semi-finalist (2017/2019) for The Princess¬†Grace Playwright fellowship and a 2017 semi-finalist for The Eugene O’Neill¬†Playwright Conference. His work as a playwright has been presented in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San such companies as Classical Theatre of Harlem, Actors Studio, The LAByrinth Theater company. and San Diego Theatre company’s Amigo’s del Rep.


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