For THE SOLDIER, screenplay-to-multi media theater work in progress
So visual and sensual, a testament to the richness of the writing... Very cool to feel that combination of theater and film as it progressed... It's fantastic! And you have my absolute admiration and gratitude for sharing your brave talent with us tonight!
Great reading! Really stellar! Such a great story. I can't wait to see this on the stage. So many wonderful physical and video possibilities and puppets and cool choreography! Funny and disturbing and tragic and wow.
Congratulations on writing a very powerful, beautiful moving play! You have a really wonderful script.. I would LOVE to see the final play!
For Myra's films and Myra as Director
Myra Velasquez's debut short film MOTHER'S BLOOD is a tour de force of a mixed genre experiment: mockumentary meets the eternal
mother-daughter tangle with a dollop of film nor that is absolutely mesmerizing from start to finish.
I had the pleasure of working with Myra on her play reading of THE SOLDIER. She was a wonderful director, very thoughtful of all the actors, very specific in what had to be done in the few rehearsals we had but also very easy and fun to work with as well. Since then, I have worked with Myra on several occasions. She always strikes me as extremely intuitive with a keen sense of understanding of what is going on within the context of the script analysis. When I consulted her on a big audition that I was preparing for, she gave me some very acute advice. It came all clear to
me after she gave me this clear counsel. After that, she has become my guru in terms of studying the script!
MOTHER'S BLOOD employs artistic imagery to explore the relationship between a mother and her daughters. This sensitive and genuine film is moving and beautifully put together.
Myra always gave me something important while working with her,
which was love, dedication, and jazzy, groovy atmosphere.
I'm just so lucky to be in her production. I was happy all the way
through our rehearsals to the last day of filming. That's why I've
never forgotten the experience that I had with her.
For more testimonials, please go to individual project links.
For SCRIPT CONSULTATION SERVICE
I had been working on my screenplay for over a year when i asked myra for her advice. I was amazed how well Myra understood my script and the problems i had with it! Her comments were insightful, razor sharp incisive and to the point. I feel that the script is now more tightly structured, and my characters so much more clearly defined. I am alot happier with it now!
I consulted Myra as I was having difficulty understanding the direction of my storyline in my screenplay. Right away, she provided a wealth
of suggestions, pointing out also that my characters needed more layers and three dimensional qualities for the storyline to be believable. Myra
so kindly reminded me that I have real feelings and real responses and so must these characters. What she said made such an impact not only
on me as a writer but also in the way I now approach my characters when acting.