Thursday, September 20, 2018

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.




Acclaimed HOLA member Luis Salgado returns to DC!

GALA Hispanic Theatre will mark its next season, it's 43rd, with eyes on modern classics, including the musical version of the iconic movie FAME!

Fame The Musicalwhich won an Academy Award for best original score, is a story about how students at the New York High School of Performing Arts,, against the odds, danced their way into artistic and commercial success. The stage production features a book by Jose Fernandez, music by Steve Margoshes, and lyrics by Jacques Levy. Luis Salgado directs and choreographs. This musical will be in both English and Spanish, with subtitles. From April 25 to June 2 of next year.


Thursday, August 30, 2018

THE 2018 HOLA AWARDS!



The 2018 HOLA Awards




The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA), the nation’s longest running active arts advocacy organization for Latino actors, has just announced the list of Honorees and Award recipients for the 2018 HOLA Awards Gala and Benefit.  

Dascha Polanco (“Orange is the New Black” Netlflix) will receive the HOLA Award for Excellence in Television; Kevin Chacón (“Jessica Jones” Netflix) will receive the HOLA Emerging Artist Award; Sophia Angelica, outstanding young singer and composer, will receive the HOLA Elizabeth Peña Breakthrough Artist Award; Jorge Alí Triana, a Colombian artist who has been working in the world of theater for more than 40 years will receive the HOLA Excellence in Theater Award; and Ana María Estrada, an outstanding actress of Peruvian television and American cinema, will receive the Raúl Juliá HOLA Founders Award.

The 2018 HOLA Awards will take place on Monday, October 22, 2018 at the Gramercy Arts Theater, headquarters of the Spanish Repertorio Company, located at 138 East 27th Street. 

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

In addition to the Honorees, 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 2017-2018 theater awardees is listed below

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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.      
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2018 HOLA Awards Honors

HOLA EXCELLENCE IN TELEVISION AWARD
Dascha Polanco, for the Netflix series, "Orange is the New Black.”

HOLA EMERGING ARTIST AWARD
Kevin Chacón, for the Netflix series, "Jessica Jones."

HOLA ELIZABETH PEÑA BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST AWARD
Sophia Angelica

HOLA EXCELLENCE IN THEATER AWARD
Jorge Alí Triana

RAÚL JULIÁ HOLA FOUNDERS AWARD
Ana María Estrada

 



2018 HOLA Awards for Excellence in Theater 

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR
Gerardo Gudiño, Esperando El Lunes
Germán Jaramillo, El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba
Txemi Parra, El Crédito
Sebastian Stimman, Yo No Soy El Rey Lear

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR

Zulema Clares, El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba
María Fontanals, El Diván

Mónica Steuer, Atomic Intimacy
Génesis Tavarez, La Chica Del Parque

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING MALE ACTOR
César Augusto Cova, El Gos
Luis Carlos de la Lombana, El Crédito
Alfonso Rey, El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba
Gonzalo Trigueros, Exquisita Agonia

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING FEMALE ACTOR
Yanet Betances, La Sagrada Familia
María Cotto, Locos Y Duendes De Las Dunas
Juanita Lara, Pedro Infante: Cien Años Pienso En Ti
Paola Poucel, La Soprano Calva En McDonald’s

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED MALE ACTOR
Josean Ortiz, Nadie Es Profeta En Su Espejo
Mai Rojas, The Leyend Of The Faun And The Journey
Israel Solla, Nadie Es Profeta En Su Espejo
Sebastián Ospina, Blacamán El Bueno, Vendedor De Milagros

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED FEMALE ACTOR
Gemma Ibarra, Unos Cuantos Piquetitos
Luz Nicolás, Exquisita Agonia
Valentina Muhr, La Soprano Calva En McDonald’s
Kairiana Núñez Santaliz, Tuya

OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE
Nelson Celis, El Cielo Y El Dolor
Natalia Ivana Escobar, No Se Si Voy O Vengo
Úrsula tinoco, ¡Por Fin!
José Luis Useche, El Doctor Insecto

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE CAST
El Caballero de Olmedo - Ignacio García Bustelo, Soraya Padrao, José Cheo Oliveras, Miriam Cruz, Juan Luis Acevedo, Fermín Suárez, Joealis Filippetti y Anibal Nobel

Enchufe Awards - Zuleinette Ralat, Venuz María del Mar, Gilberto Gabriel Díaz, Braulio Basilio, Andrés López Alicea y Fernando Moya

La Oreja Militar - Jessica Florí, Agar García, Yorman Ostos y Héctor Palacios

Reinas De La Noche - Soledad López, William Saquicella, Inma Heredia, Anissa Gathers, Harold Puente, Yloy Ibarra, Franco Galecio, Jonathan Méndez, Pamela Sue Martin.

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION/DESIGN
El Caballero de Olmedo – Israel Franco-Müller (Lighting, Scenery and Wardrobe)

Pedro Infante: Cien Años Pienso En Ti – Pablo Mayor (Music); Daniel Fetecua (Choreography); Segundo Tenesaca (Scenery) ; Erick Solano (Lighting); Mary Montano (Wardrobe)

Valor, Agravio y Mujer – Leni Méndez (Scenery and Wardrobe); Zulema Clares (Sound); Lucrecia Briceño (Lighting); Gonzalo Trigueros y Gabriel Rosario (Stage Combat)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN PLAYWRITING

Emir Cruz, El Lenguaje De Las Flores

Julie de Grandy, ¡Por Fin!
Pablo García Gámez, El Gos
Pedro Monge Rafuls, La Oreja Militar

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTION
Mariano de Paco Serrano, El Caballero de Olmedo
Angel Gil Orrios, Tango & Flamenco Fusion
Leyma López, Valor, Agravio y Mujer
Fernando Then, El Crédito

SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Piedad Castaño for his outstanding work in El Lenguaje De Las Flores
Nilo Cruz for the world premiere of Exquisita Agonía
Caridad del Valle outstanding actress who assumes new responsibilities with mastery in Esperando El Lunes
Jean Rodríguez outstanding performance in Drácula
Héctor Luis Rivera for his outstanding work in La Sagrada Familia
The William V. Musto Cultural Center in Union City, New Jersey

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN MUSICAL THEATER
Jeannie Sol, Cenicienta Tanguera
Marga Mitchell, Tango & Flamenco Fusion
Sebastián Beltrán, Pedro Infante: Cien Años Pienso En Ti
Walter Pérez-Leonardo Sardella, Male Tango

GILBERTO ZALDÍVAR AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING COMEDY/MUSICAL PRODUCTION
Cenicienta Tanguera
Male Tango
El Crédito
Tango & Flamenco Fusion

GILBERTO ZALDÍVAR AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING DRAMATIC PRODUCTION
El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba
The Eye of the Needle
El Caballero de Olmedo
La Cantante Calva


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Prime Latino Media Salon (August 2018) - Maverick Alliences


presents


New York’s monthly series for independent
Latino multimedia-makers, actors & musicians

at



The Green Room in New World Stages 

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

“A support network to advocate, promote & advance mainstream & Latino projects in English & Spanish.”

MAVERICK ALLIENCES

"Latinos Unidos for Social Change" - that's our mantra for 2018. Boom line: we can't do it alone. What defines social change for Latinos in the USA? It's when a theater operator, guild, and playwright unite to showcase original works from Latin America. It's when straight people in our community unite to portray the humanity of the LGBT
community. It's when an artist finally connects with a good manager. As we do every month, join us for personal and professional accounts shared through insightful interviews, networking, conversation, and of course... drinks.

7pm - 8pm - Networking

Interviews by TIO LOUIE:

8pm- Shout-Out: Louie Salazar with 1st feature in pre-prod, Nice To Meet Me

8:10pm - Janio Marrero, theater producer, and Tere Martinez, playwright and educator, who brought Puerto Rican playwrights to NYC in Power Grid

8:40pm - Actors Maggie Diaz Bofill, LAByrinth Theater and Power Grid, plus Luis Ponce, FUERZAfest

9:05pm - from Puerto Rico for the NY Latino Film Festival premier of their two short films, filmmakers Omar Camilo & David Norris

9:30pm - Jorge Glem, award-winning cuatro player, mandolinist, and producer

10pm - 10:30pm - Networking

RSVP FREE ADMISSION AND CASH BAR: https://unidos.eventbrite.com

Location: New World Stages, 340 W. 50th st (bet. 8th & 9th Aves.)

Next: PRIME LATINO MEDIA Salón JUNE 2018




Sunday, July 29, 2018

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.



Our friends at Teatro Sea are getting ready to open the second season of their hit play Sueño: A Latino Take on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream!

IPFFNYC is an expanded project of Teatro SEA’s Arts for All Festival/Arte Pa’ Mi Gente. After a full day of International shows, Teatro SEA will present their award-winning and revamped production, Sueño: A Latino take on Shakespeare’s – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, each evening of the festival at 7:30 PM completely free for the community. After a successful run in NYC (2015), the show traveled to Puerto Rico and was the main event of the 51st International Theater Festival. It was performed with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Puerto Rico and was staged outdoors in front the most iconic historical site in the country, El Morro. Unfortunately, after the tour in Puerto Rico, the majority of the puppets were lost at sea in transit back to NYC. We have spent the last two years revamping and improving the set, costumes and rebuilding the puppets.  
Teatro SEA is excited to bring back Sueño just in time to be part of the IPFFNYC. Teatro SEA’s “Latinized” version of this theatrical classic aims is to spark interest in audiences, especially young and underserved audiences, that don’t have the opportunity to see the Shakespeare’s work. Sueño features a diverse group of 25 actors, singers, orchestra, dancers and puppeteers. The show includes over 65 carnival puppets, stilt walkers and masks including “Vejigantes and Cabezudos” … folkloric characters from Puerto Rico, used in festival celebrations. The presentation of Shakespeare’s work in Latin America dates back to the 1800s, but rarely do New Yorkers get a chance to see adapted Latino versions of the master’s plays.
For more information, please visit www.teatrosea.org or call 212 529-1545.
One performance per evening, August 8th through 12th at 7:30pm. 60 minutes (Performed in English)
Esteemed HOLA member Mario Golden's Spanish language novel Semillas has been released in Mexico!

Semillas (Seeds, in Spanish) tells the story of Gabriel, a young gay immigrant activist that decides to return to his native Mexico. Fiercely idealistic, he is committed to support the struggles of the poor and very much hopes to find love.

Semillas was published by Ediciones Letrablanca, an emerging publishing house in Mexico City, where Mario grew up. 

The printing of Semillas was relatively small, which means Mario's novel is being distributed mostly in Mexico for now. It can be found at the following bookstores in Mexico City: Librería Clandestina, Voces En Tinta, and Foro 37. It can also be purchased directly from Letrablanca.

In addition, the digital version can be purchased on Amazon and Google Books, and should be available soon through other platforms. 

Sunday, June 24, 2018

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.


LaMicro Theater, as part of Summer Session 2018, is preparing for the US premiere of "La Cantante Calva en el McDonald's", by Lluïsa Cunillé.

In it's US premiere, "La Cantante Calva en el McDonald's" tells the story of a pair of secret lovers at a fast food place, trapped between a coffee and a tea. Suddenly, she enters, the bald soprano, who's name they can't remember. While they go around talking about art and alcoholism, they get tangled in a web of heartbreak and confusion.

Directed by Tara Elliot, "La Cantante Calva en el McDonald's"  is a contemporary adaptation of the French-Romanian playwright Eugene Ionesco's opera prima, "The Bald Soprano". The piece mixes comedy, the absurd and mundane in order to fight against the permanent threat of terror, beyond that space where we feel safe. The cast includes Alicia Cerón, Pietro González, Mario Mattei, Valentina Muhr, and Paola Poucel.

The show will be performed in Spanish with English subtitles.

Dates:
Wednesday June 27th, 8pm (Pre-Opening)
Thursday June 28th, 8pm (Opening)
Friday June 29th, 8pm 
Saturday June 30th, 8pm


Address: Access Theater, 380 Broadway
Tickets: $20 general, $15 studentS

For more information, visit LaMicro Theater's website.



Saturday, June 9, 2018

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.


HOLA member Mathia Vargas worked with acclaimed director and indie filmmaker Jim McKay (The Good Wife, Mr. Robot, The Wire) in his new feature film EN EL SÉPTIMO DÍA, which opens June 9th at the IFC Center and BAM Rose Cinemas.


““En El Séptimo Dia” (“On the Seventh Day”) follows a group of bicycle delivery guys, construction workers, dishwashers, deli workers, and cotton candy vendors, all of whom work six days a week and look forward to their seventh day — a Sunday spent on the soccer fields of Sunset Park.” - Indiewire


It features an all Latino main cast! Congratulations, Mathia! The HOLA family is very proud of you!

For trailer, and to check for an opening near you, check out the distributor’s website:


For more information, and tickets to screenings with Q&A with the director, check out the IFC Center website: http://www.ifccenter.com/films/en-el-septimo-dia-on-the-seventh-day/





Comic Relief for Puerto Rico - A Fundraising Event


Following the devastation of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is still suffering from the after effects. With the immense job of restoration ahead of them, islanders need our support more than ever. OCHO is sponsoring this Comedy Event to help raise funds!

When: July 18th6:30PM
Where: Kraine Theater
Why: OCHO is sponsoring this fun-filled event to raise funds for Hurricane Maria Relief and Restoration Projects in Puerto Rico
Who: Come out to see an all-star comedic line-up. Featuring comedians Melissa Diaz and Rojo Perez. Headlining will be Author of the book "Pardon My Spanglish", and Comedy Central Comedian; Bill Santiago.
- Come out, have a few drinks, laugh, and help support Puerto Rico!
* Raffles and merchandise will also be available*
$35 tickets

To purchase tickets, click here