Monday, December 31, 2012

WELCOME NEW AND RETURNING MEMBERS - NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2012

Below is a list of new (and returning) HOLA members who joined between November 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012. (Note that "returning members" refer to those members who have returned to HOLA after having their memberships expire for some time and do not include renewing members.)

(Top row, left to right): Anaís Almonte, Liche Ariza; (second row, left to right): Sully Bonnelly, Howard Collado; (third row, left to right): Blanca Córdova, Francisco Fuertes; (fourth row, left to right): Liz Karmooch, Raysa López; (fifth row, left to right): Czarina Mada Mireles, Billy Martín Mejía; (sixth row, left to right): David Ruiz, Ricardo J. Salazar; (bottom row): Montse Soto.

Not pictured: Gabriela Ormeño.















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, performance or similarly artistic gigs and/or recognition in the media. The names of HOLA members and Friends of HOLA are listed below in boldface.

Howard Collado
(a 2012 HOLA Awards recipient and shown at left) acted opposite Lisandra Sánchez Rivera-Payán in the short film Amarillo (written and directed by Arylín Martínez). He will follow this up with a role in the Teatro LATEA/Otro Teatro production of The Importance of Being Blanca. Written and directed by Aminta de Lara, the play will have a January run at Teatro LATEA, located in the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood and also star Lorraine Rodríguez, Robert Ramos and Marion Elaine. For more information, click here.

Carlos A. González will host the Pop Goes the Culture Awards ceremony on Saturday, January 19, 2012 at the White Plains Performing Arts Center in White Plains, New York. He will follow that with a standup comedy set at Levity Live in Nyack, New York on Sunday, January 20, 2012.

Milteri Tucker (a 2012 HOLA Awards recipient) will be performing in the Nancy Nevárez play Llamada/Rally Cry. Produced by Café con Teatro Colao, the play (directed by Narváez) 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 January run at the Irondale Center, located at the landmark Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn. [Tucker, shown at right, was cast after the writer found her profile on the HOLA online talent directory.] For more information, click here.


Judy Torres, shown at left, sang her hit songs at the Freestyle Explosion: Winter Edition concert, where she shared the bill with Stevie B, Shannon, George Lamond and Cynthia, on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Emporium, located in Patchogue, New York. She follows this up with a role in the play Black Latina. Written by Crystal Shaniece Román and directed by Verónica Caicedo (and also starring Anaridia Burgos), 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.]

Abraham Makany
acted in the short film Sherman (written and directed by Joyce Sherri).

Mario Golden will star in the Richard Ploetz play Deceit. Directed by Andreas Robertz, the play also stars Glory Gallo, Ethan Haberfield, Steven Hauck and Joshua Zirger, and is scheduled for a January run at the Theater for the New City, located in Manhattan's East Village. For more information, click here or here.


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

More Bloggers Opine on the Ben Affleck-ARGO Controversy

More voices are weighing in on the Ben Affleck-Argo controversy. In addition to María Nieto's guest blog, in which Affleck, shown at right, expressed his opinion on playing the role of Antonio Joseph "Tony" Méndez, bloggers from RacialiciousThe Dashing Fellows and Cambridge Day weighed in with their thoughts. To read these blogs, click herehere and here.

To read a blog highlighting examples of Latino characters who have become "whitewashed" in American films over the past 15 films, click here.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Erasing The Brown: Whitewashing of Latino Characters in Film

There has been much talk in the blogosphere recently regarding the 2012 movie Argo, co-produced (with George Clooney and Grant Heslov) and directed by Ben Affleck. Affleck also cast himself as the lead character, Antonio Joseph "Tony" Méndez. He recently expressed his explanation of why he his cast himself in that role and not, say, an actor of Latino heritage, and how he does not think of it as a "whitewashing" of the role.

There have been many instances where a Latino role was offered to a non-Latino actor, especially in the case of Latino historical figures (such as Tony Méndez). Some good examples of this can be found by clicking here or here.

This post does not deal with that so much as it deals with characters in films where characters who were envisioned as Latino becomes such that a viewer watching might have no clue that the character was Latino.


What happens when a character (either historical or fictional) which was originally envisioned as Latino becomes "whitewashed"? Take a look at some of the recent examples below.


The following movies are a showcase of lost opportunities for Latino actors. Oftentimes the desire to hire a "name" actor supersedes the integrity of the role. How can Latino actors become "name" actors if they are not afforded the same opportunities as mainstream (read: Caucasian) actors? Sometimes the director/producer wants to work with a particular actor and will adjust a role to fit the actor. Each case and each movie are different, but the results are still the same. And yet, no one, not even Affleck, has given a reasonable or viable explanation for the curious alterations to the characters as originally written.


Starship Troopers (1997)
• Based on the Hugo Award-winning science fiction/fantasy novel of the same name by Robert A. Heinlein
• Directed by Dutch director Paul Verhoeven, previously known for directing RoboCop, Total Instinct, Basic Instinct and Showgirls
• Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects
• Stars Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer, Jake Busey, Neil Patrick Harris, Clancy Brown and Michael Ironside
• Movie takes place in Buenos Aires, Argentina sometime in the future
• Van Dien’s character, John “Johnny” Rico, was in the novel Juan “Johnnie” Rico, originally Filipino and who apparently goes to high school in Buenos Aires
Casper Van Dien as Johnny Rico and
Denise Richards as Carmen Ibáñez
in Starship Troopers (1997)
• Richards’ character, Carmen Ibanez (mispronounced in the movie as IB-uh-nez), was in the novel Carmen “Carmencita” Ibáñez and (seemingly) Argentine
• Meyer’s character, Isabelle “Dizzy” Flores, was in the novel Dizzy Flores (a man) and (seemingly) Argentine
• The only people of color in the movie in significant roles are African American actor Seth Gilliam (who played Sugar Watkins) and Filipino-Spanish-German-Scottish actor Anthony Ruivivar (who played Shujumi)
• Apparently, futuristic Buenos Aires has become quite the cosmopolitan world city, with residents from all parts of the world (cf. Filipino Juan Rico and characters named Jenkins, Zim, Rasczak, Levy, Barcalow, Delad[r]ier, Dienes, Owen, Breckinridge, Meru, Lumbreiser); while quite possible in today’s Buenos Aires (much less a futuristic one), the dearth of Spanish surnames (mispronounced or not) or even Spanish first names is odd (some of these names are in the novel, while others were created for the movie)


While Van Dien and Richards had credits previously, this movie was considered the breakthrough role for both of them. (Neither one was remotely a "name" before this movie.)

A Beautiful Mind (2001)
• Based on the Pulitzer Prize-nominated biography of the same name by Sylvia Nasar
• Based on the life of John Forbes Nash, Jr., winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 1994
• Directed by Ron Howard, who won the Academy Award for this film
• Written by Akiva Goldsman, who won the Academy Award for this film
• Scored by James Horner, who won the Academy Award for scoring Titanic and co-writing the Best Original Song that same year (“My Heart Will Go On”)
• Nominated for eight Academy Awards, it won four, including one for Best Picture
• Stars Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Paul Bettany and Christopher Plummer
• Movie takes place mostly in Princeton, New Jersey (with the final scene in Stockholm, Sweden) between 1947 and 1994
• Jennifer Connelly acted in the film Inventing the Abbotts, a film produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer (who also produced A Beautiful Mind)
Left: John and Alicia Nash. Right: Russell Crowe
and Jennifer Connelly in A Beautiful Mind (2001)
• Connelly’s character, Alicia Nash in the movie, was born in 1933 in San Salvador, El Salvador as Alicia Esther López-Harrison de Lardé and is called a somewhat neutral Alicia Larde at the movie’s onset and then later Alicia Nash or just Alicia
• The film also doesn’t cover other factual things in the Nash marriage such as the fact that he had a child with another woman or that they divorced after six years of marriage, reunited after seven years (he as her boarder), rekindled their relationship 24 years later and later remarried a full 38 years after they divorced
• Connelly won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for this role

While a lot of things from the novel were omitted in the movie (presumably for time), why did Alicia Esther López-Harrison de Lardé's national origin have to be one of them? Ironically, Connelly wasn't the producer's first choice for the role; a number of (non-Latina) actresses were considered for or lobbied for the role. Imagine if a Latina actress could have played this (non-stereotypical) role and what it would have done for her career.

Brokeback Mountain (2005)
• Based on the short story of the same name by Annie Proulx
• Directed by Ang Lee, who won the Academy Award for Best Director for this film
• Written by Larry McMurty and Diana Ossana, who won the Academy Award for this film
• Scored by Gustavo Santaolalla, who won the Academy Award for this film
• Cinematography was shot by Academy Award nominee Rodrigo Prieto, known for his work on 25th Hour, 8 Mile, Frida, Alexander, Amores perros, 21 Grams, Babel, Biutiful and Argo
• Director Lee was born in Taiwan and moved to the U.S. in 1979 to attend college; he was a classmate of fellow filmmaker Spike Lee (no relation)
• Nominated for eight Academy Awards (including Best Picture), the most of any film that year
• Stars Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams and Randy Quaid
Randy Quaid as Joe Aguirre
in Brokeback Mountain (2005)
• Movie takes place in Wyoming between 1963 and about 1982
• Ledger’s character is named Ennis Del Mar; Quaid’s character is named Joe Aguirre
• Gyllenhaal’s character, after breaking up with Ledger’s character, finds solace with a male prostitute (played by cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto) in Mexico (might make more sense, visually, if Ledger's character was Mexican/Latino and Gyllenhaal's character liked Latinos)

While Ledger and Gyllenhall had credits before this film, this movie made them Hollywood superstars. The two lead roles were notoriously hard to cast; if the director was looking for name talent, would it have been so difficult to cast Academy Award nominee Edward James Olmos as Joe Aguirre?



Drive (2011)
• Based on the novel of the same name by James Sallis
• Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, Danish-born and New York-raised (since the age of 11) by director-editor father and cinematographer mother
• Written by Academy Award-nominated Hossein Amini
• Scored by Cliff Martínez, a former drummer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers (and as such, an inductee in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
• Stars Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, Oscar Isaac and Albert Brooks
• Movie takes place in present-day Los Angeles
Carey Mulligan as the formerly-Latina-
but-now-Caucasian Irene in Drive (2011)




• Academy Award-nominated (for An Education) Mulligan’s character, Irene, was Latina in the novel; director made adjustments in the script to accommodate her; upon first seeing her, director Winding Refn recalled, "I knew we had our 'Irene'... [i]t made it more of a Romeo and Juliet kind of love story without the politics that would in this day and age be brought into it if you had different nationalities or different religions" (this according to the movie's press kit)
• Guatemalan-Cuban actor Oscar Isaac also helped change his character, Standard Gabriel, because he found him unappealing at first (an archetypal, some would say stereotypical, Latino convict)

So having a Caucasian Irene would eliminate the politics of this day and age because of the different nationalities involved, but it was all right for Irene's husband to be Latino and coming out of prison and have a multiracial child with a Caucasian Irene? Because that doesn't bring up any politics of this day and age.



The next example is interesting in that it doesn't remove the ethnicity of a character inasmuch as it removes the ethnicity of a setting.

The Caller (2011)
• Directed by Matthew Parkhill
• Written by Sergio Casci 
• Starring Rachelle Lefevre, Stephen Moyer, Ed Quinn and Luis Guzmán (originally Brittany Murphy was cast in the lead, but she left the production and Lefevre replaced her; this was shortly before Murphy's untimely death)
• Movie takes place in Puerto Rico
According to screenwriter Casci, the film was originally supposed to take place in Glasgow, Scotland and then New York City, before the production company suggested filming it in Puerto Rico
• While great pains are made to introduce why Lefevre and Moyer's characters would be living in Puerto Rico (Lefevre's character is the daughter of an Navy officer who grew up in the now-closed

Stephen Moyer and Rachelle Lefevre
of The Caller (2011) ask each other,
"Where are we?"
Roosevelt Roads naval station; Moyer is a college professor whose Italian parents emigrated to Puerto Rico and whose father got off the boat thinking it was New York), nary a word of Spanish is spoken... by anyone (not even in passing); the words "Puerto Rico" are not even mentioned in the movie
• The only clues that make one realize that the movie takes place in Puerto Rico (besides the wonderful acting talents of Luis Guzmán, Gladys Rodríguez, Alfredo De Quezada, Cordelia González and others), is a supermarket with a Spanish name, a shot of Old San Juan (specifically Calle Norzagaray and near El Morro), and a (very quick) scene of the fiesta patronal of San Juan (at what looks like a generic amusement park)

The fact that no one remotely speaks Spanish there, even in a courtroom or a university (presumably the University of Puerto Rico) scene, reduces the beautiful island of Puerto Rico to Anytown, U.S.A.– or basically, window dressing with some amazing tax breaks.



While these are just a few of the recent examples (the character of Bane of Batman: The Dark Knight Rises comes to mind, but fictional locales and comic book characters and how they translate to the screen is a whole other blog in itself), these are obviously not the only cases of "whitewashing" in Hollywood. So what does one do?

Many things.

Actors, keep auditioning and acting. Writers, keep writing (and should your work become a movie, fight for the integrity of the characters). Directors, keep directing (and telling stories that represent the real world and not a sanitized, romantic, old school Hollywood view). Casting directors, keep casting (and if a character is Latino, present that role in your casting breakdowns as Latino). People with money who care about this issue, produce movies (with honesty for the story, characters and setting). Producers and film studios, take a chance (almost every "name" actor started out as a nobody until they were given the chance). Movie theatergoers, support Latino projects (by seeing the movies and showing the producers and film studios that their taking a chance was worth it).



According to the 2010 U.S. Census, people of Latino/Hispanic heritage make up 17% of the population of the United States (that is a little more than one in every six people). And Latinos/Hispanics go to the movies a lot. That is the power of the dollar. Exercise that power.


Maybe if all the above things can happen, Hollywood would not have to feel the need to erase the brown and stop "whitewashing" roles in Hollywood.



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10 Latino Films You Probably Didn't See in 2012 and Should

Laura Patalano and Joaquín Garrido in the
Aurora Guerrero film Mosquita y Mari (2012)
Check out this blog by Vanessa Erazo and Remezcla showcasing the 10 Latino Films You Probably Didn't See in 2012 and Should by clicking here.


Thursday, December 27, 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, performance or similarly artistic gigs and/or recognition in the media. The names of HOLA members and Friends of HOLA are listed below in boldface.

Claudio Marcel Weisz will be singing with the Raf Astor Band for a three-night stint starting December 29, 2012 (including a special New Year's Eve concert) at Mole Restaurant in Manhattan's Upper East Side.

Caridad de la Luz (also known by her nom de poésie et de musique La Bruja), shown at left in a photo by Ignacio Soltero, performed at the first annual South by South Bronx (SXSBx) All-Stars Concert on December 15, 2012 at the Hostos Center for Arts and Culture, located in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx. For more information, click here.


Henry Gaínza and Andy Señor (and special guests) will be performing songs from their respective songbooks on Friday, December 28, 2012 and Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center in Cutler Bay, Florida. For more information, click here.



Julián Juaquín will play Yakov in a production of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull (adapted by Roysten Coppenger and directed by John Gould Rubin) in January and February at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting/Harold Clurman Lab Theater, located in Manhattan's Flatiron District
. 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. If you are not an HOLA member, why not join? If you are not a Friend of HOLA, why not become one
 

HOLAtalks event with David Zayas in Darkly Dexter Weekly News Blog

David Zayas and interviewer Louis
Perego Moreno (Tío Louie)

at the HOLAtalks event. Photo by
Anthony Ruiz/ARuiz Photography

(www.aruizphotography.com).

Check out Darkly Dexter's coverage of the recent HOLAtalks event with David Zayas by clicking here.

Monday, December 24, 2012

2012: The Year in HOLA

The year 2012 has been a momentous year for Latinos in the arts and for the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) in particular. Take a look at some of the things that occurred in 2012. 

HOLA initiatives, events and workshops/seminars
have bullets marked in red.
Advocacy efforts have bullets marked in blue.
Union affairs have bullets marked in green
Notable news items have bullets marked in purple

JANUARY
Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC works with HOLA after the theater company acknowledges there was much to do with its casting of its Shakespeare production of Much Ado About Nothing. (Click HERE for more info.)
ABC cancels television show “Work It” after two episodes amid controversy within Puerto Rican/Latino and LGBTQ communities (especially with the former after a character says, “I’d be really good at selling drugs. I’m Puerto Rican.”). (Click HERE for more info.)
The Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences declares that films made in Puerto Rico are ineligible for the Best Foreign(-Language) Film category. (Click HERE for more info.)
The United States Postal Service honors José Ferrer on a 2012 Forever stamp. (Click HERE for more info.)
The respective boards of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) agree to merge, creating and sending a ballot for the members of both unions. (Click HERE and HERE for more info.)



FEBRUARY
SAG and AFTRA members vote on merger. (Click HERE for more info.)
Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC holds New York-based auditions exclusively for HOLA members for its upcoming season. (Click HERE for more info.)
Time magazine cover story predicts Latino vote will decide the U.S. presidency in 2012. (Click HERE for more info.)

MARCH
HOLA presents HOLA After The Curtain/HOLA Después Del Telón event for DC-7: The Roberto Clemente Story. (Click HERE for more info.)
The U.S. State Department starts sending out communications in English and Spanish (for the first time in history). (Click HERE for more info.)
SAG and AFTRA members overwhelmingly vote to merge and SAG-AFTRA is born. (Click HERE for more info.)

APRIL
HOLA presents a benefit staged reading of Florencia Lozano’s play Busted. (Click HERE for more info.)
Quiara Alegría Hudes becomes the second writer of Latino heritage (and first Latina) to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Water By The Spoonful. (Click HERE for more info.)

MAY
HOLA presents its long-running and popular Spanish-Language Voiceover Workshop with Manuel Herrera. (Click HERE for more info.)
HOLA reaches its fundraising deadline in 36 days (as of this writing, the fastest in We Did It! crowdfunding platform history). (Click HERE for more info.)

JUNE
HOLA presents HOLA After The Curtain/HOLA Después Del Telón event for Chimichangas and Zoloft. (Click HERE for more info.)
HOLA debuts its new Regional Membership for those living outside the NYC metropolitan area. (Click HERE for more info.)


JULY
HOLA begins relationship with Louis Perego Moreno (Tío Louie), formerly head of the New York chapter of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP-NY) and current host of the Prime Latino Media Salon. 
Puerto Rico woos Hollywood with more tax breaks. (Click HERE for more info.)
Louis C.K. makes history as the person with the most Emmy nominations in one year, with seven 2012 Primetime Emmy noms. (Click HERE for more info.)

AUGUST
SAG-AFTRA receives AFL-CIO charter. (Click HERE for more info.)
HOLA participates in Back Stage article as an “industry player” on the state of Latinos and show business in a special Latino issue of the trade publication. (Click HERE for more info.)
HOLA Awards Announcement Ceremony. (Click HERE for more info.)

SEPTEMBER
HOLA partners with NALIP-NY and Tío Louie for the Prime Latino Media Salon. (Click HERE for more info.)
HOLA participates in online discussion with Huffington Post Live regarding stereotypes in the media. (Click HERE for more info.)

OCTOBER
 2012 HOLA Awards. (Click HERE and HERE for more info.)
HOLA partners with NALIP-NY and Tío Louie for the Prime Latino Media Salon. (Click HERE for more info.)
Disney’s Controversial Latina-Then-Not-Latina Princess Sofia. (Click HERE, HERE and HERE for more info.)
Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy makes landfall in NYC metropolitan area, closing HOLA’s office for a week. (Click HERE for more info.)

NOVEMBER
 The new Gerber baby is… Latina. (Click HERE for more info.)
HOLA partners with NALIP-NY and Tío Louie for the Prime Latino Media Salon. (Click HERE for more info.)
HOLA presents its Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Commercials seminar with Elaine Del Valle. (Click HERE for more info.)
HOLA presents its long-running and popular Spanish-Language Voiceover Workshop with Manuel Herrera. (Click HERE for more info.)
Rolling Stone (U.S.) magazine publishes first cover (and corresponding supplement) all in Spanish. (Click HERE for more info.)

DECEMBER
Controversy arises when Ben Affleck casts himself as Tony Méndez in the movie Argo (which he directed and is based on a true story). (Click HERE for more info.)
A blog in El Blog de HOLA about the Ben Affleck/Argo scandal goes viral, garnering thousands of views in days and setting the blogosphere on fire, while also getting picked up by NBC Latino, New Generation Latino Consortium and Latino Rebels. (Click HERE for more info.)
HOLA presents its popular Spanish-Language Voiceover Workshop with Manuel Herrera. (Click HERE for more info.)
HOLA officially cements its relationship with NALIP-NY and Tío Louie beginning with its combination Prime Latino Media Salon and holiday party. (Click HERE for more info.)
HOLA presents HOLAtalks event with David Zayas. (Click HERE for more info.)
HOLA presents HOLAfestival of staged play readings by HOLA member-playwrights. (Click HERE for more info.)

A blog in El Blog de HOLA called, "Erasing the Brown: Whitewashing of Latino Characters in Film", noting how films such as Starship Troopers, Brokeback Mountain and A Beautiful Mind, among others, treated Latino characters, goes viral and is republished in the industry publication Latin Heat. (Click HERE for more info.)





HOLA members have been very busy this year as well. And some of their gigs have been due to them being HOLA members. Whether HOLA members received work from a casting announcement we send to them via e-mail, a direct referral or through a casting director finding the actor’s information on our online directory, it makes us proud to see our members working. Some of the jobs that HOLA members received as a result of their membership are listed below.

Film and Television
Bromas pesadas
• Brooklyn College student film projects
Ch**ga tu Romney
Día de los Muertos/Cempaspúchil
• Five Years Later
• Flor de muertos
Graffiti Dancer
Las mañanitas
• “Stars Earn Stripes” [NBC]
Todo bien
• UNARAZA Productionz [sic] film projects

Theater (* An asterisk indicates a production that is outside of New York City.)
All About Meat (The Garcías) [Duo Theater]
Bad Uncle [Torres Productions]
• The Bats theater company [The Flea Theater]
Black Latina [BLM/Caicedo Productions]
• Bodas de sangre [E3Outlaws Productions]
By The Dawn’s Early Light (Los Embrujados [The Haunted Ones] and Midnight Mass) [Working Artists Lab]*
Color TVs in Tijuana [Aztec Economy]
Everybody Does It [Youmans Productions]
Ghetto Babylon [Arizona Theater Company]*
Glass Cord [Teatro LATEA]
The Golden Cacao Bean [Fantastic Experimental Latino Theater]
• In Sight 18 series [Puerto Rican Traveling Theater]
Las tentaciones de González [Teatro LATEA]
Los Nutcrackers: A Christmas Carajo [Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance]
• MetLife Nuestras Voces series [Repertorio Español]
Mi casa, tu casa [Luna Stage]*
Not One More Foot of Land [Secret Rose Theater]*
Occupy: The Musical [Primary Stages]
On the 1 Train [People’s Theater Project]
Party People [Oregon Shakespeare Festival]*
• Shakespeare Theatre Company Season General Auditions*
The Sin Eater [TRU]
Sunshine [Teatro LATEA]
Tango Fever [Teatro LATEA]

New Media (including webseries)
• “Casi perfecta” [Yahoo! Mujer en Español]
• “Espacio para tus sueños” [Ford]
• “Happy Cancer Chick”
• “¡Madre mía!”

Commercials/Industrial/Voiceover/Print
• Burlington Coat Factory
• Cambridge National Bank
• Manzanita Sol
• McDonald’s
• Metro PCS
• Motion Inc. educational video
My Last, Best Spouse/Dixon Place
• Olay advertorial
• Radio Shack
• Target


[The above only indicates the jobs that HOLA members have informed us they received through HOLA and may not represent all the jobs received by HOLA members through HOLA membership.]



Que en Paz Descansen / Rest in Peace
Piri Thomas
Pedro Armendáriz, Jr.
Ruth Fernández
Graciela Más
Rich Ramírez
Miguel Ponce
Yomo Toro
Lupe Ontiveros
Carmen Belén Richardson
Gabita Miller
Héctor "Macho" Camacho
Jenni Rivera
Axel Anderson

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