Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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.

Edvin Ortega, shown at right, was profiled in The Examiner, where his recent appearances on episodics "The Following" (Fox) and "Orange is the New Black" (Netflix), as well as his upcoming projects, were highlighted. To read the article, click here.

Luis Antonio Ramos (see below) will be making a cameo in an upcoming webisode of Elaine Del Valle's webseries "Reasons Y I'm Single". To see webisodes, click here.

Jeannie Sol, shown at left, was crowned Ms. Empire City Female Entertainer Brooklyn. The chanteuse-comedienne received the honor from the Ali Forney Center on the occasion of its gala. She will compete for the Ms. Empire City Female Entertainer crown in July.

Vanessa Verduga's webseries "Justice Woman" was selected as an official selection of the 2014 L.A. WebFest, scheduled to take place March 26-30, 2014 at the Radisson LAX Hotel in Los Angeles, California. In addition, the webseries is a nominee for an Indie Series Award (ISA), scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, California. For more information or to see webisodes, click here, here or here.

Iván L. Argudo was profiled in the newspaper Orgullo Ecuatoriano NY, where his production of Repercusiones en torno a un asesinato con final orgiástico (which he adapted, directed and produced through his theater company Teatro Vanguardia USA) was profiled. To read the article, which is in Spanish, about the production which also stars Claudio Weisz and is slated for a February run at The Producers Club (located at the theater district of midtown Manhattan), click on the photo of the article at right.

Daphne Rubin-Vega is a 2014 Indie Series Award (ISA) nominee for Best Actress in a Drama for her work in the webseries "Hustling" (created, written, directed and starring Sebastian LaCause, who is also up for three ISAs himself, including Best Drama). For more information, click here.

The year 2014 marks the centenary of the birth of Julia de Burgos, considered the greatest poet born in Puerto Rico and one of the greatest female poets of Latin America. As such, there are a pair of theatrical offerings taking place all over the U.S. and Puerto Rico to commemorate her.

• Four cities (New York, New York; Chicago, Illinois; Buffalo, New York; San Juan, Puerto Rico) will have readings of Carmen Rivera's play Julia de Burgos: Child of Water/Julia de Burgos: criatura de agua on Sunday, February 16, 2014 and Monday, February 17, 2014 (the latter is the exact centennial date of the birth of Julia de Burgos). The readings will feature talent including Belange Rodríguez, Amneris Morales, Luis Antonio Ramos (see above), Rénoly Santiago, José Antonio Melián, Edna Lee Figueroa and Josean Ortiz, among others. For more information, click here, here, here, here, or here

Las rutas de Julia de Burgos (The Paths of a Poet). Written by Oscar Montero. Directed by Marco Antonio Rodríguez. Starring Sol Marina Crespo, Carlos A. Valencia, Dalia Davi, Sandie Luna, Juan Carlos Díaz and Yaraní Del Valle Piñero. Performances February 28-March 2, 2014 at the Lehman Stages Studio Theatre in the Bedford Park neighborhood of The Bronx. Co-produced by IATI Theater and Lehman College/CUNY. 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 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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