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TO RECEIVE 2013 JOSÉ FERRER HOLA AWARD
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ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013
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The Battery Gardens in Battery Park, NYC
Bobby Cannavale will receive the 2013 José Ferrer HOLA Tespis Award. He can be seen on the big screen in the new Woody Allen film Blue Jasmine (starring Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett), is currently nominated for two 2013 Emmy Awards (for his roles on "Nurse Jackie" and "Boardwalk Empire", respectively), and is currently filming the updated remake of Annie, starring Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx and Academy Award nominee Quvenzhané Wallis and produced by Jay-Z and Will Smith. Previously he appeared on the television programs "Third Watch" and "Will and Grace", the latter for which he won an Emmy Award. He is a Tony nominee for his role in the Broadway play Mauritius and was most recently on stage in the Stephen Adly Guirgis play The Motherf***er with the Hat. For more information about him, click here.
HOLA will present its Excellence in Multimedia Award to Vanessa Verduga, the creator-writer-star of the webseries "Justice Woman". For more information, click here or here. HOLA will present its Excellence in Media Award to HBO Latino. HBO Latino, founded in 2000, continues demonstrating its commitment, through its high quality programming for U.S. Latino audiences, to capture the diversity and variety of the Latino culture. For more information, click here.
In addition to the above awards HOLA will also continue its annual tradition of honoring the best of Latino theater in New York with noncompetitive awards encompassing multiple winners in each category. HOLA is at the forefront in recognizing the high caliber work being offered across New York’s thriving Latino theatrical stages.
A list of the 2012-2013 theater awardees is below.
Individual tickets are $150 and can be purchased in advance by calling (212) 253-1015 or by going to www.hellohola.org. Sponsorships are also available and can be purchased by calling A.B. Lugo at (212) 253-1015 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) is an arts service/advocacy organization dedicated to expanding the presence of Hispanic artists in entertainment and media through the cultivation, education and recognition of emerging artists. HOLA strives for an accurate, informed and non-stereotyped portrayal of the full spectrum of Latino culture and heritage in the entertainment and media industries.
(producer[s] shown in parentheses)
Josean Ortiz, La última plena que bailó Luberza (Marañao Theater Company)
Zulema Clares, El amor en los tiempos del cólera (Repertorio Español)
Cedric Leiba, Jr., Caridad/Sweet Charity (New Haarlem Arts Theatre)
Alfonso Rey, Cuba: Punto X (MeLu Communications)
Liza Colón-Zayas, Water By The Spoonful (Second Stage Theater)
José Roldán, Jr., Father Forgive Me For I Have Sinned (United Solo Festival)
Brenda Feliciano, Gizelxanath, Leonardo Granados, Viriginia Herrera-Crilly, Robmariel Olea, Pablo Zinger, Bésame mucho (Repertorio Español)
América Barrera (costume design) and Liliana Barrera (scenic design), The Virtuous Burglar (E3Outlaws Productions/Angel Falls Productions)
Miguel Ángel Valderrama (lighting design), Montera (IATI Theater Performing Arts Marathon)
Quiara Alegría Hudes, Water By The Spoonful (Second Stage Theater)
Iván Acosta, Cuba: Punto X (MeLu Communications)
Ernesto De Villa Bejjani, El deseo de Sofía (88 Performing Arts Theatrical Company/Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en EEUU)
Amneris Morales, for her performance in the production La última plena que bailó Luberza (Marañao Theater Company)
Danisarte and Teatro Tocando Puertas, on the occasion of their respective 20th anniversaries
Elena Mohedano and Richard Trujillo, for their work in the production El deseo de Sofía (88 Performing Arts Theatrical Company/Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en EEUU)
Frágil (Otro Teatro NY/Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en EEUU)