Monday, September 17, 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 listed below in boldface.

Ángela Cove, shown at right, booked a role in the play Bad Uncle. Written and directed by Rob Torres (with co-direction by Enlightment), the play will have a November run in Norman Thomas High School located in Manhattan's Murray Hill neighborhood. She found out about the play after she read about the casting notice in the daily e-mail announcements HOLA sends to its members and self-submitted.

Elaine Del Valle
is presenting her self-penned solo show Brownsville Bred (directed by Pamela Moller Kareman) across colleges and universities. Its latest stop is Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York where she will present the show in September. For more information, click here.

Gustavo Pace is presenting his self-penned solo show Naked Brazilian (directed by Lou Liberatore) as part of the United Solo Festival. The show will perform on Friday, October 12, 2012. For more information on this show, click here. Also performing at the United Solo Festival is José Roldán, Jr., who will present his self-penned solo show Father Forgive Me For I Have Sinned (directed by Dante Albertie) on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. For more information on this show, click here. Both shows will take place at the Theater Row Studio Theater in the theater district of midtown Manhattan.

Teresa Yenque is treading the boards in the play Luz. Written by Catherine Filloux and directed by José Zayas (with music by Sergio R. Reyes), the play also stars Kim Brockington, Peter Jay Fernández, Lynnette R. Freeman, Bobby Plasencia, Kimber Riddle, Julissa Román and Mark Zeisler. It is presented by Watson Arts Project and will premiere at the First Floor Theater at La Mama, located in Manhattan's East Village. For more information, click here.

The film Elliot Loves (helmed by G. Terracino) will be screened at the Out in Africa: South Africa Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. The film will be screened on October 21 and 28, 2012 at either the Nu Metro Cinema JHB Hyde Park or the Nu Metro Cinema Cape Town V&A (depending on the date), both in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. For more information on the Out in Africa film festival, click here. Elliot Loves was produced by Terracino and Elizabeth Gardner and co-produced by Juan Cáceres, stars Robin De Jesús, Elaine Del Valle (see above), Alfredo Narciso, Cedric Leiba, George Ruiz, Dalia Davi, Monte Bezell, Judy Torres, Bobby DeJesús, Denia Brache and Fabio Costaprado in the cast. The film's screenwriter-director, Terracino, also won the Best Screenplay Award at the Long Beach Q Film Festival, where it recently played. It is the film's second film (it previously won an Audience Award at the Miami Lesbian and Gay Film Festival). For more information on that film festival, click here. For more information on the film, click here or here.

Adel Morales is currently in post-production for his webseries "Pushing Dreams." The webseries, which he wrote and directed, stars Flaco Navaja, Caridad de la Luz (see below), Selenis Leyva, Luis Antonio Ramos, Víctor Cruz, Plinio Villablanca, Iliana Guibert, Ángela Cove (see above), Kareem Saviñón, Lisann Valentín, Jaime Santana, Liza Galletti, Loren Escandón, Bobby DeJesús (see above), Chandra Thomas, Gabriel Sloyer, Dominic Colón, Mónica Walter, Dennis Brito and Allen Holloway. The webseries is scheduled to premiere either at the end of December or the beginning of January. For more information, click here.

Caridad de la Luz (also known by her nom de poésie et de musique La Bruja) appeared on the radio show "Artsy Fartsy" (hosted by Barika Edwards on WBAI Pacifica Radio) on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, where she recited her poem, "WTC." To hear the program, click here and press play on the link to the right of the program title. She is also a featured vocalist on the Bobby Sanábria Big Band's latest album Multiverse. To check out "Speak No Evil," a song from the album where she is featured, click on the video below.

If you are an HOLA member or a Friend of HOLA and want to submit a bochinche item, send us an e-mail. 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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