Wednesday, April 30, 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.

Johanna Tolentino, shown at right, has completed the pilot episode of her webseries "Whatever It Takes", which is hitting the film festival circuit, and will film additional webisodes this summer. She was also interviewed with Jabari Gray by Uriah Young for The Synergistic Pulse blog. To hear the interview, click here. For more information about the webseries (which also stars Jay Álvarez) click here.

Mondongo cubano (written and directed by Ricardo Bacallao) will have its world premiere screening on Tuesday, May 21, 2014 at the Union City Museum/William V. Musto Cultural Center in Union City, New Jersey. Produced by Bacallao, Marlene Forté and Lucio Fernández (see below). For more information, click here or here.

Pregones Theater-Puerto Rican Traveling Theater is presenting Alvan Colón Lespier's Call Me Esteban Only. Billed as "Part 1 of The Desire of the Astronaut", this new musical thriller is directed by Colón and features original music by Desmar Guevara. The production will run in May and June at Pregones' namesake theater in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx and stars Jesús E. Martínez, Flaco Navaja, Chad Carstarphen, Shadia Fairuz, Antonio Vargas, Yaremis Félix and Meredith Burns. For more information, click here.

Lucio Fernández is the host of the local television show "Live on Stage" (MNN/QPTV), the most recent episode of which featured Emmanuelle Bordas singing with Sirkis and The Deep Pockets and an interview with Héctor Luis Rivera, who performed poetry and also received a citation from the New Jersey State Senate. To see the episode (which is in English and Spanish), click on the video below. Bordas can be seen starting at about 02:24 of the episode (and again starting at 22:36 of the episode), while Rivera can be seen starting at 12:40 of the episode. 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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