Friday, August 16, 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. To see what other HOLA members are doing currently, click here.

Actors and theater producers Miriam Colón Valle and Héctor Luis Rivera, shown at right from left to right, were named "Puerto Ricans of the Year" by the City of Union City, New Jersey, in commemoration of that city's Puerto Rico Heritage Week. Actor-singer-dancer-writer-director and Union City Commissioner Lucio Fernández was on hand to present the proclamations to them.

J.F. Seary and Milteri Tucker will be performing in Soledad Speaks.
Written by Peggy Robles-Alvarado, Meriam Rodríguez, María Rodríguez and Seary, it will also star writer-performers Meriam Rodríguez, María Rodríguez and Robles-Alvarado (in addition to Seary), and will feature Tucker in the title role of Soledad. The spoken word and dance piece was created, curated and directed by Linda Nieves-Powell. It is set for a October run at IATI Theater, located in Manhattan's East Village. For more information, click here.

Izzy Ruiz booked a role on an episode of "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime).

The Laura Gómez-helmed film To Kill a Roach (La cucaracha) was screened in August at the
Festival de Cine de la Escuela de Cine de Uruguay (ECU) at the Casa Inju/Instituto Nacional de la Juventud in Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay. The movie starred Gómez, Iván Camilo, Jenniffer Díaz, Gabriela García, Rosie Berrido, Gabriel Gutiérrez and Puy Navarro in the cast. (Edwin Pagán handled cinematography duties.) For more information, click here (the info on the link is in Spanish).

Gloria Zelaya booked an ElderPlan commercial.

Omar Pérez and Jesús E. Martínez are starring in Dancing In My Cockroach Killers. With a text by Magdalena Gómez, music by Desmar Guevara and conceived and directed by Rosalba Rolón, the musical (produced by Pregones Theater) also stars Rosal Colón, Sol Crespo, Shadia Fairuz, Elise Hernández, Nicholas Laboy and Benjamin Willis and will have a September and October run in the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, in the theater district of midtown Manhattan. 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 live in the New York metropolitan area and want to be an HOLA member, why not join? If you live outside the New York metropolitan area and want to be an HOLA member, you can find out more information on how to do so, by clicking here. If you are not a Friend of HOLA, why not become one?

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