Friday, May 11, 2012

HOLA Member Bochinche

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

Marisel Polanco, shown at left, e-mailed us to let us know that she booked an Olay advertorial (photoshoot and behind the scenes video) for Siempre Mujer magazine through an HOLA referral.

Gilbert Cruz
will be appearing in Michael Bradford's play Olives and Blood. Directed by May Adrales, the show will have a June run at HERE Arts Center in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood. For more information, click here. He will follow that up with a role in Mando Alvarado's A King of Infinite Space. Commissioned and produced by City Parks Foundation/SummerStage, the modern update of Shakespeare's Hamlet is directed by Jerry Ruiz and will take place on July 6, 2012 al fresco in St. Mary's Park in the Mott Haven area of the South Bronx. For more information, click here. Finally, he booked a print ad for a pharmaceutical company.

Ana María Estrada
, shown at right, reports to us that she just finished filming a lead role (the controversial Sister Carmela Vásquez de Velasco) in the Cuban-Peruvian cinematic co-production Teresa, la novia del libertador (helmed by Rocío Llado). Also starring in the film is Luis Galli. The film is set to hit theaters in 2013. To read an article about the movie (in Spanish), click here.

Caridad De La Luz (also known by her nom de poésie et musique La Bruja), along with Lin-Manuel Miranda; Ángel R. Rodríguez, Sr.; Sandra María Esteves; Tato Laviera; Christopher "Chilo" Cajigas; Odilia Rivera Santos; Circa '95 (PattyDukes and RephStar); and DJ Logic will be performing with Grammy winners Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra and the fifth annual new music concert (Música Nueva 5: Big Band Poetry Jam and Beyond). The concerts are to take place on May 11 and 12, 2012 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Symphony Space in Manhattan's Upper West Side. For more information, click here.

If you are an HOLA member or a Friend of HOLA and want to submit a bochinche item, send us an e-mail at If you are not an HOLA member, why not join? If you are not a Friend of HOLA, why not become one?

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