Saturday, March 1, 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.

Rita Moreno, shown at right, and her long storied career shows no sign of slowing down. She will star opposite fellow Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn, Fred Willard and Natasha Lyonne in the NBC pilot "Old Soul" (executive produced by Amy Poehler, et al.). She will also lend her voice for the role of Mimi in the animated feature Rio 2, which also boast the talents of Academy Award winners Anne Hathaway and Jamie Foxx; Rodrigo Santoro, Leslie Mann, Jesse Eisenberg, Jake T. Austin, John Leguizamo, Kristen Chenoweth, Andy García, Bruno Mars, George López, Tracy Morgan, Janelle Monáe, Will.I.Am and Natalie Morales. The film, written and directed by Carlos Saldanha (based on a story by Don Rhymer), will hit U.S. movie theaters nationwide on April 11, 2014.

Phoenix Ximénez, shown at left, will be acting in Sue Fitzgerald's Kitchen Table Conversations. Directed by Ximénez, the evening of three short plays (Dream Man, A Taste of Knowledge and A Visit to a Medium) also stars Wendy Eaton, Shimeon Nandlal, Chrissy Roberts and Ed Schroeder and will be presented in March as part of the StageFest 2014 at the landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre, located in the heart of the Journal Square area of Jersey City, New Jersey. For more information, click herehere or here.

Raquel Almazán will be performing at Salon SymphoNY 2014. Presented by the League of Professional Theater's Women's International Committee in collaboration with the International Women Artists' Salon, the evening of monologues, poems and songs will pay tribute to the legacy of women's cultural riches with creations from all corners of the globe. The performance will take place on March 8, 2014 (March is Women's History Month in the United States) at Theaterlab, located in the Fashion District of midtown Manhattan.

Vanessa Verduga and her webseries "Justice Woman" has been accepted as an official selection of the Vancouver Web Fest 2014 (VWF), scheduled to take place in the first week of May at the historic Imperial Theater in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. For more information, click here, here or here.

Ruthy Otero has released a podcast based on her highly successful series of workshops titled The ABCs of a One-Person Show. To listen to her podcast (or to download it), 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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