Friday, January 8, 2010

HOLA Member Bochinche

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

Adela María Bolet, shown at left, booked a national Bank of America commercial as the result of an HOLA referral. In addition, Ms. Bolet is currently rehearsing Suburban Tribulations: An Evening of Powerful Short Plays. Written by Megan Lohne and Deborah Finkelstein and directed by Camille Theobald, the production is scheduled for a January run at the 5C Café in the Loisaida section of Manhattan. Gilbert Cruz, shown at right, also booked the Bank of America commercial. In addition, he booked a role on the FX television series "Damages," as well as two short films (the latter due to an HOLA referral).

Allison Strong can be seen on the Broadway stage in the Broadway musical Bye Bye Birdie at the Henry Miller Theater. In addition, she can be seen in the Backstage industry paper as one of the five actors in the A Fresh Take section.

Jean-Marc Berne performed his original music at Locksmith Wine & Bar in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan.

A.B. Lugo is presenting a workshop production of his play Geneva. The play won the third place at the Teatro LA TEA's Así Somos (As We Are) Bilingual Playwrights Festival, and as a result, earned a January run at LA TEA's eponymous theater in the CSV Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in the Loisaida neighborhood of Manhattan. Directed by Arian Blanco, the play featured Iván Goris and Ileana Canal in the cast.

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