Thursday, September 2, 2010

HOLA Member Bochinche

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

Mario Golden e-mailed us from Germany where he co-wrote (with Beate Haeckl) and co-directed (with Andreas Robertz) the play Lunas Armband (Luna's Bracelet). The play, presented in German, deals with five German woman who find a family heirloom and try to reconstruct its story, opened at the Ehemaliges Jüdisches Waisenhaus (Former Jewish Orphanage) in Berlin.

Marisol Carrere, shown at left, e-mailed us to let us know that the show that she acted in at TeatroStageFest earlier this year, Oh! Yantay (written by Walter Ventosilla with music by Carlos David Bernales), performed a tour of Perú this summer. The play also featured Anna Estrada and William Saquicela. She also wrote, acted in and co-produced the short film I'm Julia. Directed by David Capurso and co-produced by Jon Hood, Gloria Zelaya and Jasmine Rosario, the play deals with bullying in schools and stars Leidi Salazar and featured the talents of Tationna Bosier, Doua Moua, Carolina Ravassa, Brenda Gómez, Zahaira Curiel and Tamara Turner. Ravassa, Gómez, Curiel and Turner (at right, clockwise from top) were cast in the movie after seeing a casting notice in the HOLA e-mail casting referral service.

Venuz Del
mar, shown at left, booked a role in a workshop production of the Héctor Armienta musical La Llorona. Directed by José A. Esquea, the show took place at the York Theater in the East Side of Manhattan. She found out about the project when the director found her headshot on the HOLA online talent directory. She followed this up with performances at the Broadway Comedy Club (in the theater district of midtown Manhattan) with the sketch comedy troupe Lose Control, under the direction of Andrés Chulisi Rodríguez. Finally, she reports that she is working with the Latino bilingual theater company Society of the Educational Arts/Sociedad Educativa de las Artes (SEA).

Soñadores Productions and Teatro LA TEA are presenting William Shakespeare's King Lear. Set for a September and October run in LA TEA's namesake theater located in the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in Manhattan's Loisaida neighborhood, the play is produced by José A. Esquea, directed by Dara K. Marsh, assistant directed by Omar Pérez and features Victor Arnez, David Elyha, Carlos Alberto Valencia, Héctor J. Muñoz, J.F. Seary, Mahammatt Baba, A.B. Lugo, Marco De Castro, J.F. Seary and Steven Vega in the cast. For more information, click here.

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