Wednesday, June 11, 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.

Marco Antonio Rodríguez, shown at right, and his play Barceló con hielo was featured in My Lifestyle magazine. The play will be produced in June at Repertorio Español (in the Rose Hill section of Manhattan). Directed by José Zayas, the play stars Rodríguez, Modesto Lacén, Javier Fano, Iván Camilo, Jerry Soto and Fernando Then. To read the article (which is in Spanish), click here.

Robin De Jesús, shown at left, is starring with Lynne Wintersteller in the musical Mother Jones and the Children's Crusade. Written by Cheryl E. Kemeny and directed by Michelle Tattenbaum (with choreography by Clare Cook and music direction by Micah Young), it will be presented in July as part of The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), as part of that festival's Next Link Project and will have performances at the PTC Performance Space in the theater district of midtown Manhattan. For more information, check out this article about the show on Playbill Online by clicking here, or check out more information about the show by clicking here or here.

A.B. Lugo performed his spoken word poetry at Night of 1000 Masks, a fundraiser for two theater companies– IATI Theater and Hudson Exploited Theater Company (HExTC). The event took place on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at the former's namesake theater located in Manhattan's East Village.

Kiki Meléndez, shown at right, and her "mockumentary" Journey of a Female Comic, was featured in Latin Heat. Written by Lynn McCullough and Meléndez and directed by Erick Crespo and Meléndez, the film stars, among others, Edward James Olmos, Esaí MoralesNadine Velázquez, Lupe Ontiveros, María Conchita Alonso, Guy Ecker, Jacob Vargas, Johnny Ray Rodríguez and Susan Rybin. The film will be screened at the 2014 Dominican Film Festival in New York (DFFNYC) before having a second limited run at AMC theaters (after a successful first run) in New York. It is currently playing at AMC theaters in Los Angeles and San Diego, California. For more information, 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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