So I was doing a recent search of my girlfriend's acting credits on Amazon then I had the wild idea of seeing what TV shows I would appear in. Behold three items popped up. Two from a comedy project and from 1997, The Beast in the Fields.This collection of work goes back even further to my college day at CSULA, '88 to '92. Seeing this item brought back a huge rush of creative memories I forgot about. It's been 18 years, I don't even know if I still have the original stored back in Los Angeles,
The title was in reference to a trial from the 1800's in rural Los Angeles where the Judge referred to the Indian and Mexican defendants as "beast in the fields." I thought how tragic and cool that phrase was and I suppose still is. I wrote a loose story line of lives in East L.A. that were really monologues connected by the neighborhood. One character stood out, Phil, the veterano homie turned baker. I think he made his stage debut in '91 in the college production of Beasts. I went on to perform that character all over the country during those years. I even filmed the story in tiny panaderia on Whittier Blvd. We called the film "Sweetbread." It's one of the best things I ever wrote. Here's an excerpt from it.
- Amazon description of the book.
1st Edition; Stapled wraps; Inscribed by Saucido on the title page dated '97. Author (Universal City, Ca) , stated: First Edition April 1997, stapled pictorial wraps, Very Good + (po note inside rear cover) , 63 pages, text unmarked. LITERATURE [file poe. ];
Other works included monologues about identity and political awareness. Those were fantastic creative times. I ran a theatre company, I was touring with my work and I started to audition in Hollywood. But this book is clearly a landmark of my young life. I had abandoned notions of a romantic partner at that time and began a path of taking many lovers and having little friends. Those years after had many highs and adult lows. Which all makes for great material right? So it was really amazing to see this pop up on the Amazon. Perhaps its time for a new publication. It's been almost 20 years, and I do have alot to say.From new monologues, poetry and articles, I think a Vol. II is in order. Perhaps a recreation of that photo huh? Fedora hat and all. See you on down the road.