"Follow your dreams" is a phrase hand-written next to a picture of actor Beto Ruiz by his little brother, who framed the picture and gave it to Beto as a gift when Beto decided to move to Hollywood to pursue an acting career.
The decision to follow his dream was not an easy one. Following in his father's footsteps, Beto had been attending medical school for more than four years. His true passion, however, has always been acting.
So it was that Beto came to Hollywood and enrolled in the New York Film Academy. After graduating he got busy auditioning for any and every role, whether it was for a feature, a short film, television, the Web or theater. His hard work and tenacity has paid off ... he has landed a few national commercials, has been cast in a couple of Web series, including "Bibi the Princess Witch" where he is also a co-executive producer, and a handful of plays.
"I play Pierro, a young naive man who works and lives behind the scenes at the famous Cabaret. As Pierro I'm obsessed with my work, which is cleaning, serving the girls and preparing everything they need, so I become their shy handyman. At first I am not too interested on the feminine side of these beautiful women, and I have a different relationship with each one of them. Right before the end all of that changes for my own sake. "
"I dance, lip-synch and stretch every part of my body; some muscles I didn't even know you could stretch (laughs). This role is very different from anything I've done before, and having the direction of a professional dancer, gives me a very different perspective of acting on stage."
"I'm very excited about this project. I have a CD with the music for my preparation at home; most of the songs are in French. Some times I play it just to escape to France in my mind."
"Carpe Noctem" will participate at the Hollywood Fringe Festival this June at the Underground Theater, 1314 North Wilton Place Hollywood CA 90028
Edie J. Adler:
Edie J. a regular contributor to LatinoLA. Actress, producer, public speaker, creator of the Web series "Bibi the Princess Witch." She and hubby Neal live in the Valley with their 6 dogs, 4 cats, 3 birds, 2 frogs, a turtle and 1 annoying bee. Author's website Email the author