Wednesday, March 12, 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.

Michael Díaz (also known by his nom de comédie Juan Bago), shown at right, was interviewed for Manhattan Times, where he spoke about the webseries "Studio Heads", in which he also stars. Created by Díaz, Jaime Fernández and Anthony Palmini, the webseries follows self-proclaimed "internet sensation" Juan Bago and his associates as they create a production company. The first season of the webseries will air its six episodes online on Remezcla TV. To read the article, click here.

Joel Pérez, shown at right, booked a role in a first season webisode of the webseries "Becoming Ricardo". For more information, click here. In addition, he will be in Hey Yo! Yo Soy! A theatrical-musical work based on the poetry of Jesús Papoleto Meléndez, the production is produced by Pregones Theater-Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, will be directed by Rosalba Rolón (with original music by Desmar Guevara and choreography by Yaraní del Valle Piñero) and will take place in April at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, located in the theater district of midtown Manhattan. Also in the cast is Chad Carstarphen, Rosal Colón, Jesús E. Martínez (see below), Flaco Navaja and Yaritza Pizarro. For more information, click here.

Andrea Navedo, shown at right, was cast in the CW pilot "Jane The Virgin", which itself is based on the Venezuelan telenovela "Juana la virgen". For more information, read the Deadline article about the pilot by clicking here.

Repertorio Español and Boundless Theater Company teamed up to present Gabriel García Márquez's Crónica de una muerte anunciada. Directed by Jorge Alí Triana, the play was presented in March at the Centro de Bellas Arts in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. The cast included Gerardo Gudiño, Eric Robledo, Soraya Padrao, Gredivel Vásquez, Fulvia Vergel and Teresa Yenque.

Caridad de la Luz (also known by her nom de musique et de poésie La Bruja), shown at left, will be one of the feature performers of the Babble in the Bronx poetry event. The event will take place on Friday, March 21, 2014 at Pinstripes Sports Bar and Grill in the Castle Hill section of the Bronx. For more information, click here.

Pregones Theater and LaMama E.T.C. will engage in a virtual exchange of rhythm and movement. Along with beatboxers of the American Human Beatbox Festival, the Pregones Ensemble will perform on Sunday, March 16, 2014 on their respective stages (LaMama in Manhattan's East Village and Pregones in the Bronx's Mott Haven) and be streamed online through Pregones' website. Omar Pérez (see below) will direct a cast that will include Jesús E. Martínez (see above), Flaco Navaja, Sean Carvajal, Yaraní del Valle Piñero, Antonio Vargas and Yaritza Pizarro. After the streamed performances, both companies will take the train and meet at the 125th Street Station at Lexington Avenue for an open jam session. For more information, click here

In addition, Omar Pérez (see above) will be performing his self-penned solo show Rhapsodia at The ONE Festival in April. Performances of the show, directed by Mino Lora, will take place at the Fourth Street Theater in Manhattan's East Village neighborhood.

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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