Thursday, October 18, 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.
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?
Mauricio Pita, shown at right, booked a Target commercial. He also booked a role in the production of Federico García Lorca's Bodas de sangre (directed by Enmanuel García) after the director found his headshot on the HOLA online directory and asked him to audition. The production will take place as part of the Tercer Festival de Teatro Hispano del Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en los Estados Unidos, slated to take place in October and November at the Sala Andrés Francisco Requena (also located in the Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en los Estados Unidos) in upper Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood. The cast also includes Aída Álvarez, Adela María Bolet, Carmen Cabrera, Caridad Del Valle, Yvette Quintero, Johanna Ramírez and Clairet Villamizar.
Susana Pérez, shown at left, can be seen alongside Mario Bósquez and Antonio Miniño in the Michelangelo Alasá play All About Meat (The Garcías). The play, also directed by Alasá, is currently running through December at the Duo Multicultural Arts Center, located in Manhattan's East Village. She booked the role after reading about the audition in the daily announcements HOLA sends to its members and self-submitting. The play was called a Critic's Pick of the Week in Time Out New York magazine. For more information, click here.
Vanessa Verduga, shown at right, was the subject of a profile in the HOLA Award-winning site NBC Latino for her webseries "Justice Woman," which she created, wrote, directed and produced, and in which she stars as the titular character. To read the blog, click here.
Rhina Valentín acted in the film Close Your Eyes (directed by Sonia Malfa), which is expected to hit the film festival circuit.
Bones Rodríguez, shown at left, is the author of an e-book titled How To Be A Successful Actor in the Internet Age (under his nom de plume John "Bones" Rodríguez), which is available for purchase by clicking here.
2012 HOLA Award recipients Elaine Del Valle and Miriam Cruz have followed their award-winning success with a new gig. They booked two national commercials for Verizon (one in English and one in Spanish) where they will play daughter and mother.