Elaine Del Valle, shown at right, was featured in an article in Gem Magazine. Dubbed "for the Long Island woman", the Long Island, New York-based magazine declared the 2012 HOLA Award recipient a "Strong Island woman." To check her out in the magazine (with Ellen DeGeneres on the cover), click here (the article is on page 24). She is also continuing her college and university tour of her self-penned solo show Brownsville Bred (directed by Pamela Moller Kareman) with a performance at Mohawk Valley College in Utica, New York. For more information, click here.
Mauricio Leyton booked a principal role in an episode of "Blue Bloods" (CBS). In addition, he finished filming the role in the short film The Machine (written and directed by Christian Haslwanter), which is scheduled to hit the film festival circuit. Finally, he is acting in the Jeffrey Solomon play De novo. Directed by Emily Weiner and Solomon and will have a December run at the Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For more information, click here.
Francisco Ramos booked a principal role on the television series "Unfaithful" (OWN). In addition, he is working on the film Non-Stop (directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and starring Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore).
Judy Torres and Anaridia Burgos are in the cast of Black Latina. Written by Crystal Shaniece Román and directed by Verónica Caicedo, the show is scheduled for a January run at Teatro LATEA, located in the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood. For more information, click here or here. [Torres, shown at right, nabbed an audition and booked the role through an HOLA referral.]
Gilbert Cruz will be performing in the Saúl Enríquez play Schnauzer Duck (directed by May Adrales) for the Lark Theatre U.S./México Playwright Exchange Program. Also in the exchange program is Blanca Camacho, who will appear in Concepción León Mora's play Mestiza Power (directed by Daniel Jáquez). The shows will run in December at the theater's eponymous space in the theater district of midtown Manhattan. For more information on the program, click here.
Éric-Dominique Pérez booked an episode of "Caught Red Handed" (truTV).
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