Thursday, February 6, 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, just nabbed a role in the film The Jersey Devil (written by Joseph and Billy Pepitone and directed by Joseph Pepitone). For more information on the film, click here. For more information on the actor-singer, to know about all things Edvin, click here or here.

Yolanny Rodríguez is directing Julio Hernán Correal Triana's play El plagio. Presented by Teatro Las Tablas, the production will star Héctor Palacios and Daya Robles and be produced in March as part of the IV Festival de Teatro Hispano del Comisionado at the Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en EEUU, located in the Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights. For more information, click here.

Cedric Leiba, Jr., shown at left, in character, is starring in the production Facing Our Truth. A series of ten-minute plays about the late Trayvon Martin, race and privilege written by Dominique Morisseau, Winter Miller, Dan O'Brien, Quetzal Flores, Marcus Gardley, Mona Mansour, Tala Manassah and A. Rey Pamatmat, respectively, the production is directed by Ebony Golden and Axel Avin, Jr., and presented by Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre in association with New Black Fest. Performances run in February (around what would have been Martin's 19th birthday) at the National Black Theatre, located in Manhattan's Harlem neighborhood. Also starring in the production are Maechi Aharanwa, Paris Campbell, Khadim Diop, Marisa Duchowny, Chinaza Uche, Renée Rises and C. Kelly Wright. For more information, click here.

Marco Antonio Rodríguez reports that due to the success of his play La Luz de un cigarrillo being produced in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (where it is nominated for three Soberano Awards), Teatro Las Máscaras will be remounting the play with the original director (Germana Quintana) and the original cast (Aleja Johnson, Hanely Del Rosario and Brain Payano). Performances start in late February and run through the end of March. 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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