Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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.

Éric-Dominique Pérez, shown at right, was highlighted in an article on Remezcla regarding his self-penned solo show El Gringuito (directed by A.B. Lugo and assistant directed by Billy Martín Mejía, see below) and several other shows occurring this year’s Downtown Urban Theater Festival (DUTF), taking place in February and March at HERE Arts Center, located in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood. To read the article, click here.

Billy Martín Mejía
, shown at left, was highlighted in an interview for Acento online magazine with acclaimed Dominican actress Laura Guzmán. Guzmán dubbed Mejía (also see above) as one of the new, up and coming prominent theater artists with the ability of leaving behind a lasting legacy. To read the interview (which is in Spanish), click here.

The award-winning film Elliot Loves (written and directed by G. Terracino) was recently screened on February 16, 2013 at the Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance (BAAD!). The film starred Robin De Jesús, Elaine Del Valle, Cedric Leiba, Monte Bezell, Judy Torres, Johnathan Cedano, Denia Brache, Alfredo Narciso, George Ruiz, Dalia Davi, Bobby DeJesús and Fabio Costaprado.

The documentary, Latinos Beyond Reel: Challenging a Media Stereotype, shot and produced by Edwin Pagán, will be screened on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Bronx Documentary Center, located in the Hub district of the South Bronx. For more information, click here.

Manuel A. Morán
and Jesús E. Martínez will star in El encuentro de Juan Bobo y Pedro Animal/The Encounter Between Juan Bobo and Pedro Animal In commemoration of Dominican Heritage Month (February). Written and directed by Morán, the production will take place at SEA’s eponymous theater, located in the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in Manhattan’s Loísaida neighborhood. For more information, click here.

The Poets Den Theater (
located in Manhattan’s El Barrio neighborhood) presented a workshop presentation of Julia de Burgos: Child of Water in commemoration of the Puerto Rican poet’s 99th birthday. Written by Carmen Rivera and directed by Cándido Tirado, the workshop starred Caridad de la Luz, Mariana Parma, Luis Antonio Ramos, Ed Trucco and Rénoly Santiago. After the workshop presentation, de Burgos’ famous poem “Río Grande de Loíza” was read by 12 people, including Basil Rojas, J.F. Seary and Susanna Guzmán. The play is scheduled to be produced next year in time for the poet’s centennial.

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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