Wednesday, November 9, 2011

HOLA Member Bochinche

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

Luis Bordoy, shown at left, booked the lead role of Raffy in the film Vivir así (written, directed and produced by Eddie Olmo), through an HOLA referral.

Initial casting has been announced for the upcoming developmental reading of David Omar Dávila’s Adán y Julio, a story of star-crossed lovers set against the Mexican drug war. The cast will consist of Dávila, Christopher James López, José Sepúlveda, Abdel González, Juan Villarreal, César Anthony Villavicencio, Christopher Romero-Wilson, Sarah Elizondo and Janice Amaya and take place at Primary Stages in the theater district of midtown Manhattan. [López, González, Villarreal and Elizondo, shown above and at right, clockwise from top left, received their auditions through HOLA referrals and/or e-mail announcements sent to HOLA members.]

Mateo Gómez, shown at left, booked the production Party People. Written by Universes (Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz Sapp, Gamal Abdel Chasten and William Ninja Ruiz) and directed by Liesl Tommy, it will take place from July through November 2012 at the New Theater of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) in Ashland, Oregon. He will also act in William Shakespeare's As You Like It (directed by Jessica Thebus) from June to October at OSF's Elizabethan Stage/Allen Pavilion. He booked the roles through an HOLA referral. For more information on the project, click here.

Abraham Makany is acting in OverRuled. Written by Shoja Azari and Behrang Azari and presented by famed performance artist Shirin Neshat, the piece will be performed in November as part of the Performa 11 Festival at Cedar Lake Theater in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. For more information, click here.

Gilbert Cruz booked a role on an episode of "Damages" (FX) where he shares a scene with Rose Byrne and Janet McTeer.

Milteri Tucker will be performing in the Nancy Nevárez play Llamada/Rally Cry. Produced by Café con Teatro Colao, the play is a dance-music-theater piece featuring the Puerto Rican folkloric musical style of bomba mixed with salsa and reggaetón. Ms. Tucker is also choreographing the piece, which features the members of the Bombazo Dance Company. The show is scheduled for a November run at the landmark Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn. [Ms. Tucker, shown at right, was cast after the writer found her profile on the HOLA online talent directory.]

Marco Antonio Rodríguez booked to role of CSI Tech Grant on the short film Vamps, Blood and Smoking Guns (written and directed by Alex García Topete), to begin shooting this month in Dallas, Texas.

Gerardo Gudiño will be acting in a few performances of La Strada. Adapted by Gerard Vásquez from the screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano, the play is produced by La Strada Company, directed by Jorge B. Merced and René Buch and stars Luis Carlos de La Lombana, Nanda Abella, Israel Ruiz, Winston Estévez, María Peyramaure and Adela María Bolet. The production, winner of two 2011 HOLA Awards, will be performing at TBG Theater in the theater district of midtown Manhattan now through the first week of December.

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