Wednesday, August 24, 2016

HOLA Member Bochinche

Bochinche refers to “gossip”. In this sense, we use it to mention HOLA members or Friends of HOLA who are getting acting, performance or similarly artistic gigs and/or recognition in the media. The names of HOLA members and Friends of HOLA are listed below in boldface. To see what other HOLA members are doing currently, click here.

2016 HOLA Awards awardee Pablo Andrade, shown at right, was interviewed in the Venezuelan blog El Teatro, where he spoke about his life in New York as an award-winning actor and producer (HOLA gets a significant mention in the blog). To read the interview, which is in Spanish, click here.

2016 
HOLA Awards awardee Jeannie Sol will be singing at a tribute to iconic dancer, recording artist and teacher Willi Ninja. The tribute will take place Friday, September 2, 2016 at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in the Morrisania area of the Bronx. For more information, click here.

Caridad de la Luz (also known by her nom de poésie et de musique La Bruja), shown at left, was highlighted in Playbill, as a result of her co-starring role in the upcoming new musical I Like It Like That, starring Tito Nieves. With a book by David Maldonado and Waddy Jáquez, the musical will be directed by Jáquez with musical direction and arrangements by Desmar Guevara. The musical will feature the music of Latin music artists such as Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Ray Barretto, Ismael Rivera, Cheo Feliciano, Willie Colón, Héctor Lavoe, Rubén Blades, Larry Harlow, Ismael Miranda, Johnny Pacheco, Pete El Conde, Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz, La Lupe, Mon Rivera, Fania All-Stars, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Joe Cuba, Pete Rodríguez, Johnny Colón, and Patato y Totico. Previews for the musical will start in September at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, located in the theater district of midtown Manhattan. For more information, click here.

Raquel Almazán is performing her self-penned solo show 
Porning the Planet: The De-sensitization of a Nation. Developed with legendary downtown NYC performance artist Penny Arcade, she is performing the show on Friday, October 14, 2016 at Dixon Place, located in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood. For more information, click here or here


If you are an HOLA member or a Friend of HOLA and want to submit a bochinche item, send us an e-mail. If you live in the New York metropolitan area and want to be an HOLA member, why not join? If you live outside the New York metropolitan area and want to be an HOLA member, you can find out more information on how to do so by clicking here. If you are not a Friend of HOLA, why not become one?

Report: 2016 HOLA Awards Announcement Ceremony

On Tuesday, August 23, 2016, the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) had their HOLA Awards Announcement Ceremony at Repertorio Español in New York City. The HOLA Award honorees and awardees (some of who were in attendance) were announced by HOLA Associate Director A.B. LugoHOLA Member Coordinator Mónica DelgadoHOLA members Javier E. Gómez and Inma Heredia; and actor-director-producer George Riverón.


HOLA would like to especially thank Edgard López of Repertorio Español and his staff of Alfonso Rey (who was celebrating his birthday that day) and Pablo Andrade, and all those in attendance. Riverón, Rey and Andrade found out they were recipients of 2016 HOLA Awards at the ceremony. To see a full list of awardees and honorees, click here.

[Photos on this blog are by Anthony Ruiz/ARuiz Photography. To see more photos, click here.]

HOLA Member Bochinche

Bochinche refers to “gossip”. In this sense, we use it to mention HOLA members or Friends of HOLA who are getting acting, performance or similarly artistic gigs and/or recognition in the media. The names of HOLA members and Friends of HOLA are listed below in boldface. To see what other HOLA members are doing currently, click here.

Luis Salgado, shown at right, was highlighted in the television news network NY1 Noticias, Broadway World and the Crazytown blog, where his directing the musical Zuccotti Park (named after the New York City park that was the birthplace of the Occupy Wall Street movement) was highlighted. The musical, which was also produced and choreographed by Salgado, had a book and lyrics written by Catherine Hurd and music composed by Vatrena King. It will be presented in August at the Flamboyán Theater in The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) as part of the New York International Fringe Festival (fringeNYC). To see the NY1 Noticias report (which is in Spanish), click here. To see the exclusive first look article in Broadway World, click here. To read the Crazytown blog, which named Zuccotti Park as "one of the buzziest shows at NYC Fringe (2016)", click here.

Mayté Hernández, shown at left, will be acting in the Yoshvani Medina play Suicídame. Co-directed by Enmanuel García Villavicencio and J. Edgar Mozoub, the production also stars García and will be presented on Monday, August 29, 2016 at Barraca Teatro as part of the V Festival Internacional Rosa (FITRosa) in Bogotá, Distrito Capital, Colombia. For more information, click here (note that the website is in Spanish).

José Antonio Melián is co-starring in Derran Moss-Dalmau's play The Co-Operatives. Directed by Tatiana Pandani, the play is being presented in August as part of the New York International Fringe Festival (fringeNYC) at Teatro LATEA in The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood. For more information, click here.

2016 HOLA Awards honoree Víctor Cruz is performing standup comedy  atthe Wepa Comedy event hosted by Edgar Rivera. Cruz will share the bill with Kyle Ocasio and Kenny Ortega. The event will take place on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at HA! Comedy Club at the Ridge Hill Mall in Yonkers, New York. For more information, click here. 

If you are an HOLA member or a Friend of HOLA and want to submit a bochinche item, send us an e-mail. If you live in the New York metropolitan area and want to be an HOLA member, why not join? If you live outside the New York metropolitan area and want to be an HOLA member, you can find out more information on how to do so by clicking here. If you are not a Friend of HOLA, why not become one?

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

2016 HOLA Awards Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: A.B. Lugo (212) 253-1015 ablugo@hellohola.org

HAMILTON star JAVIER MUÑOZ,
MODESTO LACÉN and 
SUNNY HOSTIN
to be honored 
at the 2016 HOLA Awards

Also receiving awards will be the best of New York Latino theater
for the 2015-2016 theater season


Special honors will be presented to filmmakers
Víctor Cruz and Artur Balder; 
and actors
Ana Margarita Martínez-Casado and Hugo Macías Macotela

 The 2016 HOLA Awards will take place on Wednesday, November 2, 2016
at the Flamboyán Theater at The Clemente Soto Vélez
Cultural and Educational Center in NYC

August 23, 2016 (New York, New York) — The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA), the nation’s longest running active arts advocacy organization for Latino actors, is pleased to announce that it will honor performers Javier Muñoz (currently playing the title role of Alexander Hamilton in the runaway hit Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton), Modesto Lacén (of the hit telenovelas "Celia" and "La esclava blanca"); and ABC News Senior Legal Correspondent and Analyst Sunny Hostin (also an official contributor/guest co-host of ABC's "The View") at the 2016 HOLA Awards, the Seventeenth Annual HOLA Awards Gala and Benefit

The HOLA Awards will take place on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 6pm at the Flamboyán Theater, at The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center, located at 107 Suffolk Street, between Rivington and Delancey streets, in lower Manhattan, NYC. Tickets are $100, with a limited number of tickets are available at $85.


Modesto Lacén will receive the HOLA Excellence in the Telenovela Genre Award. He most recently played Pedro Knight (the "Queen of Salsa" and "Guarachera de Cuba" Celia Cruz's husband) in the Telemundo hit telenovela of the late Cuban singer's life, "Celia"; and Tomás in Caracol Television's hit telenovela "La esclava blanca".

Sunny Hostin will receive the HOLA Excellence in Media Award. A former CNN legal analyst, she is currently the Senior Legal Correspondent and Analyst for ABC News and a contributing panelist and guest co-host on the long-running ABC talk show "The View".

HOLA is collaborating with R.Evolución Latina on the Dare To Go Beyond Award, an honor for one who is an inspiration to the Latino community and who gives back to it. This year’s honoree is Hamilton star Javier Muñoz (currently playing the title role of Alexander Hamilton).

Special Citations will be given to filmmakers Víctor Cruz and Artur Balder, and Special Recognition Awards will be given to Hugo Macías Macotela and Ana Margarita Martínez-Casado, for their long careers in entertainment.

In addition to the above awards, HOLA will also continue its annual tradition of honoring the best of Latino theater in New York with noncompetitive awards encompassing multiple winners in each category. HOLA is at the forefront in recognizing the high caliber work being offered across New York’s growing and thriving Latino theatrical stages. For the HOLA Awards, the theater season begins on July 1st and ends June 30th of the following year. A list of the 2015-2016 theater awardees is listed below

Plus, once again, HOLA will present the HOLA Performer's Choice Awards. The HOLA Performer's Choice Awards will honor Outstanding Production (of a cast larger than one person) and Outstanding Solo Production. To vote for the HOLA Performer's Choice Awards, visit the HOLA Performer's Choice link at www.hellohola.org. Voting for the HOLA Performer's Choice Awards closes at 6pm New York time on Friday, October 21, 2016. Winners will be announced on the night of the awards gala.

Tickets are $100 (with a limited number available for $85). Seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling HOLA at (212) 253-1015 or (888) 624-HOLA.

The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) is an arts service/advocacy organization dedicated to expanding the presence of Hispanic artists in entertainment and media through the cultivation, education and recognition of emerging artists. HOLA strives for an accurate, informed and non-stereotyped portrayal of the full spectrum of Latino culture and heritage in the entertainment and media industries.                                                    


2016 HOLA Awards Honors

HOLA EXCELLENCE IN MEDIA AWARD
Sunny Hostin

HOLA EXCELLENCE IN THE TELENOVELA GENRE AWARD
Modesto Lacén

HOLA & R.EVOLUCIÓN LATINA DARE TO GO BEYOND AWARD
Javier Muñoz

SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Ana Margarita Martínez-Casado, for over 50 years of excellence in entertainment
Hugo Macías Macotela, for his body of work as an actor, writer, director

SPECIAL CITATIONS
Víctor Cruz, for his work as an actor, screenwriter, director and producer of the feature film The Stockroom
Artur Balder, for his work as a documentary filmmaker




2016 HOLA Awards for Excellence in Theater 
(producer[s] shown in parentheses)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR
Dimas González, Buenos días Noruega (Teatro Itinerante de Venezuela/VI Festival de Teatro Hispano del Comisionado)
Mario Mattei, La Gloria (Teatro SEA)
Francisco Porras, Cuando duerme contigo (ArtSpoken Performing Arts/Thalía Hispanic Theatre/II Semana Teatral de Miami en Off-Broadway)
Alfonso Rey, La gran Semíramis (Repertorio Español)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR
Angie Regina, La danza de Mingó (Otro Teatro NY)

Jeannie Sol, La Gloria (Teatro SEA)
Mônica Steuer, Prospect (Boundless Theatre Company)
Maite Uzal, La gran Semíramis (Repertorio Español)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED MALE ACTOR

Luis Carlos de La Lombana, La tía Julia y el escribidor (Repertorio Español)
Germán Jaramillo, Burundanga (Repertorio Español)
Héctor Luis Rivera, La espera (TEBA)
Claudio Weisz, El burlador de Sevilla (Repertorio Español)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED FEMALE ACTOR
Zulema Clares, La tía Julia y el escribidor (Repertorio Español)
Agar García, Lisístrata odia la política (TEBA)
Soraya Padrao, Burundanga (Repertorio Español)
Laura Spalding, Toda esta larga noche (Teatro Vanguardia USA)

OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE
Caridad del Valle, Yo no soy Lupita (Teátrica)
Carlos Espinal, Peter el rojo, The Gorilla (IATI Theater)
Jei Osorio, Julia Pastrana, de la rareza y otros talentos (IX Festival de Teatro de CCN-USA)
Susan Rybin, Kahlo, más allá de Frida (Rybin Entertainment) 

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE CAST

Marcelo Carrascosa, César Augusto Cova, Jessica Florí, Sarai Heria, Sandor Juan, Bertha Leal, George Riverón, Úrsula Tinoco, Claudio Weisz, El burlador de Sevilla (Repertorio Español)
Noemí de la Puente, Mario Golden, Vivienne Jurado, Mirandy Rodríguez, Nikaury Rodríguez, David van Leesten, Exile is My Home (Theater for the New City/OneHeart Productions)
Pablo Andrade, Zulema Clares, Dalia Davi, Luis Carlos de la Lombana, Gerardo Gudiño, Germán Jaramillo, Christian López Lamelas, Ana Margarita Martínez-Casado, Alfonso Rey, La tía Julia y el escribidor (Repertorio Español)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN TECHNICAL PRODUCTION/DESIGN
Zenén Calero, for the set, costume and puppet design of Por el monte Carulé (Teatro de las Estaciones/Teatro SEA)
Daniel Fetecua, for the choreography of La Gloria (Teatro SEA)
Leni Méndez and Susan Rogers for the scenic and costume design of La tía Julia y el escribidor (Repertorio Español)
Eduardo Navas, for the lighting design of La gran Semíramis (Repertorio Español)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN PLAYWRITING
Julie de Grandy, Confudida (Teatro del Aire)
Pablo García GámezYo no soy Lupita (Teátrica)
Yoshvani Medina, Matématica del deseo (ArtSpoken Performing Arts/VI Festival de Teatro Hispano del Comisionado)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTION
Diego M. Chiri, La gran Semíramis (Repertorio Español)
Leyma López, Yo no soy Lupita (Teátrica)
Billy Martin Mejía, La danza de Mingó (Otro Teatro NY)
José Zayas, La tía Julia y el escribidor (Repertorio Español)

SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Marisol Carrere and Emely Grisanty, for their performances in El mandatorio idiota (Guacamolink Performing Arts/VI Festival de Teatro Hispano del Comisionado)

PERFORMER'S CHOICE AWARD - OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION 
To be announced on the night of the ceremony

PERFORMER'S CHOICE AWARD - OUTSTANDING SOLO PRODUCTION
To be announced on the night of the ceremony

OUTSTANDING VISITING PRODUCTION
Matemática del Deseo (ArtSpoken Performing Arts [Miami, Florida]/VI Festival de Teatro Hispano del Comisionado) [Yoshvani MedinaYenilen MolaJuan David FerrerYrelkah Brown]
Máxima seguridad
 (Compañía Nacional de las Artes [Bogotá, Colombia]/VI Festival de Teatro Hispano del Comisionado) [Piedad BonnetNelson CelisWilmar SaldarriagaVíctor H. GrajalesCésar MoralesAlejandro Gómez]
 


GILBERTO ZALDÍVAR AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING MUSICAL PRODUCTION
afroTango (Thalía Hispanic Theatre)
La Gloria
 (Teatro SEA)

Las 1001 noches (Teatro Anacaona/VI Festival de Teatro Hispano del Comisionado)

GILBERTO ZALDÍVAR AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING DRAMATIC OR COMEDIC PRODUCTION

El mandatorio idiota
 (Guacamolink Performing Arts/VI Festival de Teatro Hispano del Comisionado)

La tía Julia y el escribidor (Repertorio Español)
Toda esta larga noche (Teatro Vanguardia USA)

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