Thursday, September 30, 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.

Robert Domínguez's play Midnight in Havana moved to the Snapple Theatre Center in the theater district of midtown Manhattan. Two people in the show, Ydaiber Orozco and Freia Canals, shown at left, booked roles in the upcoming after reading about the casting in the daily e-mail of casting notices that HOLA sends to its members. The show also stars Andrés “Chulisi” Rodríguez, Jeannie Sol, Alex Vallecillo Bone, Jaclyn Ramos, Dario Torres, Catalina Plaza, Wilson Flores, Scotty Batista, Domingo Roberts and Jose E. Figueroa, Jr.

E3Outlaws Productions is presenting the Theodoris Castellanos play Los amantes del Alto Manhattan as part of the Tenth Annual Candilejas Festival. The play, a retelling of the William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, tell of the struggle between two warring families (the Castros and the Monteses) in Washington Heights section of Manhattan. Directed by Enmanuel García, the features Manny Sanz and Ángela Mayorga as the star crossed lovers and Yvette Quintero, Albania Matos, Ángela Cove, Dylan Cove, Pastor Torres, Oscar Salazar Cruz, José Bonilla, Julissa Román, Ana García, Andrés Felipe Cabrera, Samuel Ocasio Mendoza, Jorge Pluas, Eduardo Leáñez and Héctor Luis Rivera. The production is scheduled for a November run in Teatro Natives, located in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens. (Blogger's note: Quintero, Cove, Román and Leáñez, shown above clockwise from top left, found out about the play after HOLA listed the casting notice on its daily e-mail that it sends to its members.)

Teatro IATI is set to premiere Haunting the Reynosos/La maldición de los Reynoso. The play, part of IATI’s Collaborative Theater Project (CTP), where the project is brought to fruition through a collaboration between the playwright, director and actors. The show, written by Henry Guzmán and directed by Roberto Cambeiro features Winston Estévez, Fabián González, Betsy Pujols, Laura Spalding and Teresa Yenque. The production, scheduled for a November and December run in IATI's namesake theater in Manhattan's East Village neighborhood, will be performed in English and Spanish with English supertitles.

Pregones Theater is scheduled to present their new musical The Harlem Hellfighters on a Latin Beat. Based on historical facts, the production was conceived and directed by Rosalba Rolón with musical director Desmar Guevara. The production, which tells by the story of sixteen Puerto Rican musicians recruited to join the all-black regiment of the 369th Infantry during World War I, is scheduled for a November run at Pregones' eponymous theater in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx and stars Puerto Rican legend Danny Rivera as well as Shadia Almasri, Otis Cotton, Yaraní Del Valle, Jesús E. Martínez, Omar Pérez and Antonio Vargas.

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