Tuesday, April 28, 2009

HOLA Member Bochinche

* Bochinche refers to "gossip." In this sense, we use it to mention HOLA members who are getting acting gigs.

The Fantastic Experimental Latino Theater (FELT) presented Screaming in Silence at the Milagro Theater at the CSV Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in the Loisaida neighborhood of Manhattan. Adapted by the Deyanira García book of poetry by Marisol Carrere and Gloria Zelaya and directed by Zelaya, the play featured choreography by Sunilda Caraballo, and starred Carrere, Marcela Barrientos, Edmi de Jesús, Luciano Patiño, Daphne López Polo Domínguez and Ana María Estrada.

Soñadores Productions at Teatro LA TEA are presenting William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Directed by José Esquea, the play will take place at LA TEA's eponymous theater in the CSV Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in the Loisaida neighborhood of Manhattan and features Chester Poon, Carissa Jocett Toro, Mateo Gómez, Lina Sarrello, Lorraine Rodríguez, David Elyha, Jesús E. Martínez, Bones Rodríguez, Howard Collado, Kevin Sheynerman, A.B. Lugo, Frank Nitty Cepeda, Gary O. Maxwell, Juan Sánchez, R.N. Rao, Jessica Fabus, Dion Davis, Ronold Olson in the cast.

And while on the topic of Romeo and Juliet, Thalía Spanish Theatre is presenting their own take on the Bard's tragedy with Amor Latino. A flamenco, jazz, tap musical conceived, designed, produced and directed by Ángel Gil Orrios, the production takes place in its namesake theater in Sunnyside neighborhood of Queens. Boasting music by Basilio Georges and choreography by Aurora Reyes, the cast includes Lia Ochoa; Gerson Lanza; Dolores Sánchez; Xianix Barrera; Milteri Tucker; Maurice Malcolm, Jr.; Josh Johnson; and Dmitriy Yepishin.

Mateo Gómez is set to act in the production Re:turn. Billed as "a play with film, dance and live music," it was written, directed and choreographed by Dagmar Spain and presented at the Kraine Theater in Manhattan's East Village.

Actor/singer Lucio Fernández was the opening act for famed musician Oscar D'León at the historic Park Theater in Union City, New Jersey.

If you are an HOLA member and want to submit a bochinche item, send us an e-mail at holagram@hellohola.org. If you are not an HOLA member, why not join?

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