Monday, May 17, 2010

HOLA Member Bochinche

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

Jackson Repertory Theater presented 167 Tongues, a play "celebrating the most diverse neighborhood in the world," also known as Jackson Heights, Queens. The show, conceived and directed by Ari Laura Kreith, was produced at P.S. 69 (in Jackson Heights, natch), features a text by 11 authors and a diverse cast of 29, including Patricia Becker and
Lina Gallegos.

Gitesha, Gladys K. Nilsen and Geisha Otero will sing later this month in the cabaret show Birds of Song: Las Tres G's [sic] at the Paris Commune in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan.

Thalía Spanish Theatre (Ángel Gil Orrios, producer) presented the Ballet Fiesta Mexicana de Yloy Ybarra in its new show México 200 at its namesake theater in the Sunnyside section of Queens. The title refers to the bicentennial of México's independence. Thalía plans to follow that up with a production of the solo show Las prostitutas os precederán en el Reino de los Cielos/The Prostitutes Will Precede You into the Kingdom of Heaven. Written by José Luis Martín Descalzo (with the English translation by Daniel Sherr), the production will be directed, designed and produced by Angel Gil Orrios with Soledad López and Kathy Tejada acting in the Spanish and English versions, respectively. The production is scheduled for a late-May and June run.

Joel A. Luna booked a role in a short film called Love and Hate, directed by Juan P. Noguera.

Pregones Theater presented Las facultades at its eponymous theater in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx. Written by Enrique Aravind Adyanthaya and directed by Jorge B. Merced, the play featured Varín Ayala, Rosal Colón, Sol Crespo, Koko De Jesús, Orlando Ríos and Carlos Alberto Valencia in the cast.

Milteri Tucker performed twice at the Hunts Point-based Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!) as part of their 2010 Boogie Down Dance Series. She performed as part of the evening entitled Power Dancing and the evening entitled Made In The Bronx, the latter referring to dancers and choreographers who are born in, based in or rehearse in the Bronx.

A.B. Lugo danced with Jack Waters + Peter Cramer Dance Company in the piece called Untitled, as part of the opening night festivities of the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance's 2010 Boogie Down Dance Series.

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