MEET THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
- LUCIO NIETO -
Lucio Nieto is a transplant from Tulsa, OK and a graduate from The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts (NYCDA). All throughout his education, he was a major player in school productions, as well as a competitor for his high school’s show choir. By his senior year, he traveled to New York City to compete at FAME Showchoir Events where he was awarded Best Male Soloist. Lucio made education his priority (with theatre as his second). He graduated with the honors of Distinguished Service Graduate, Class President, Lead Emcee, and nominated into the Top 5 for the title of Mr. Jenks High School. With his passion for leadership, he was an active member in many organizations helping charities, his church, and of course, in great support of community theatre. He was a troupe member of Youth Onstage for 5 years and occasionally, an improv player at Clark Theatre.
In his last year of training at the conservatory, he self-produced and directed three plays, all of which had sold-out performances: Some Girl(s), Motherf**ker with the Hat, and Dog Sees God (in which he played the role of CB). His vision was to work with friends outside of a classroom setting and use the tools that were given to create work of their own using beautiful pieces of text. In this process, he discovered his love for directing. During his last directorial project while in study, a bigger vision began to arise… the proceeds of Dog Sees God was donated to Stomp Out Bullying, the nations leading anti-bullying organization targeting youth in public schools.
Some of his favorite theatre credits include: Danny Zuko in Grease, Claudio in Much Ado, Hines in Pajama Game, Bobby Pepper in Curtains, Charles in Blithe Spirit. He has had the great opportunity working under Jade King Carroll’s direction in Jose Rivera’s Marisol, where he was cast as all the male roles in the production. To date, that has been his greatest acting challenge yet.
On the cusp of his fifth year in New York, he’s been featured in numerous student films by NYFA & SVA, music videos, film shorts, and various web-series’ (two of which he co-produced are Technically Royals and The Sugar Hill Story, exclusively on YouTube).
Now, he wants to take on this bold, beautiful, and brave venture with the strength of this incredibly talented ensemble of The Blockheads. He is grateful for his tight-knit close friends, the support and love from his family, and humbled by God with the journey he takes day to day in his undying faith, no matter how rocky some paths might be. Lucio is thrilled and more than ready for the next step in his creative life, in this young artists’ collective, and most importantly… making dreams come true.
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