Sunday, April 13, 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.

Mauricio Pita and Basílica Bliachas, shown above from left to right, are shooting the film short Mi vida (written and directed by Abraham Rozenbaum). They were cast after reading about the casting notice in the daily e-mail announcements that HOLA sends to its members and self-submitting.

Mario Golden and Andreas Robertz are co-directing the Nancy Ferragallo play Charlotte's Song. The experimental movement-theater piece will featured choreography by Ferragallo and Celeste Hastings and will be presented in April and May Theater for the New City, located in Manhattan's East Village. The cast includes Golden, Yvette Quintero and Hastings. For more information, click herehere or here.

Idalmis García, shown at right, is one of the stars of the movie Conducta (Behavior). Directed by Ernesto Daranas, the film won the Best Feature Film at the Havana Film Festival - New York. 

Raquel Almazán's play Café is having a workshop production by the Columbia University School of the Arts Theatre Department. Directed by Elena Araoz, the cast features Matthew Acevedo, Claudia Acosta, Sebastián Martínez, José Antonio Melián, Tauriq Jenkins, Cliff Rivera and Adriana Sananes. It will be presented in April at Columbia University's Schapiro Theatre in the Manhattanville/West Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan. For more information on the production, click here or hereIn addition, Almazán's one-act play Dar a Luz will be produced by Theater Masters as part of Take Ten: 2014 National MFA Playwrights Festival, taking place in April at the American Theater of Actors in the Hell's Kitchen/Clinton area of Manhattan. The play will be directed by Daisy Walker and feature Dacyl Acevedo, Sarah Stockton and Beth Glover. For more information, click here.

Luis Salgado, shown at left, was featured in a photo article in Broadway World, showing what Broadway actors do during intermission. In it, he is featured both alone and with some of the other cast members of Rocky: The Musical (written by Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens and Thomas Meehan, based on the screenplay of the Academy Award-winning film by Sylvester Stallone). The musical is directed by Alex Timbers (with choreography by Kelly Devine and boxing choreography by Stephen Hoggett) and is performing at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway. To see the photo article, click here.

José Yenque was interviewed for the program "La revista semanal" (CNN Latino NY and hosted by Ramón Hierro, Tony Rodríguez and Peter Dubó), where he spoke on his acting career, his inspiration (his mother, actress Teresa Yenque), and his humanitarian work with the international youth outreach foundation Arts For A Better Tomorrow (ABT). To see the interview (which is in Spanish), click on the video below.

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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