When Mexican born actor Beto Ruiz got a call to audition for the only male lead in the play "Carpe Noctem" he wasn't sure this was for him. The role required very specific dance moves, so not being a professional dancer, Beto was not sure he could make this character come to life in a believable way.
Never the less he decided to give it a try. He got the part, rehearsed the dance moves with a professional trainer, and character not only came to life, but he danced as if he had been doing it all his life!
"Carpe Noctem" was part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival; it was entered into several competitions; to everyone's delight, it won the award in the Cabaret and Varieties category.
Beto was very disappointed at not able to attend the award ceremony; he was filming the short film "Sheikh Chilli and His Three Wives" (which will also be entered in several prestigious festivals) but none the less he feels extremely proud to have been part of this theatrical production. "I had a very good time, especially being the only guy among all those beautiful girls! It was hard work, but somebody had to do it" – he says gleefully.
"I am grateful for every opportunity I get and look forward to continue focusing all of my energy to meet every challenge this wonderful world of acting sends my way" – he says with a smile.
Break a leg Beto…we'll be watching!
Edie J. Adler:
Edie J is an actress, author, founder of Storyland Productions who lives with her husband Neal in the Valley with their 6 dogs, 4 cats, 3 birds, 2 frogs, 1 turtle & 1 manatee. Author's website Email the author