Monday, June 9, 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.

Pablo Andrade (see below) and Idalmis García, shown above from left to right, are starring in Noche tan linda. Written by Pablo García Gámez, the play is directed by Jorge B. Merced and Leyma López and will be presented in June at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater (located in the theater district of midtown Manhattan) as part of Pregones Theater's Asunción program (the play won the program's 2013 playwriting contest). The play also stars Zulema Clares, Zaida Corniel, Erick González, Sandor Juan and Carlos Alberto Valencia. For more information, click here.

Arian Blanco and Lucio Fernández are among the producers of the film short 16 Minutes. Written and directed by Stephane Verzi, the film is produced by Hudson Exploited and Cassette Bleu and stars Jim Thalman, Christiane Seidel and Randy Howk. It recently wrapped principal photography in Union City, New Jersey.

José A. Esquea is slated to helm ROY G BIV: A Story Through The Eyes of a Rock Icon. Written by R. Ernie Silva and Anthony Pearce and starring Silva, the solo show features choreography by Broadway star Danny Soto and will have its West Coast debut in July as part of the Solo Creation Festival at the Son of Semele Theater in Los Angeles, California.

A.B. Lugo, shown at right, was highlighted in the ArteNY blog, where his many current projects are highlighted. They include co-starring in the film short El soplo del diablo (The Devil's Breath), written and directed by Julián Juaquín and starring Susana Pérez and Monte Bezell. The film just wrapped up principal photography in New York. He is also currently starring in the Alejandro Casona play Suicide is Prohibited in Springtime. Adapted and directed by Héctor Luis Rivera, the play (produced by TEBA) also stars Alexandra Manzano, Rivera, Jennifer Quinn, Dennis Maragliano, María Richardson and Ángel Alcántara. The play is running in June at the Broadway Blackbox Theater in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood. He will follow this up with a directing gig. He will helm Agravios de fortuna. Based on William Shakespeare's sonnets, the play features original music by Andrés Márquez and choreography by Sebastian Stimman and star Pablo Andrade (see above), Manzano and Stimman. That production will also have a run at the Broadway Blackbox Theater (in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood), with performances in July. Also mentioned in the ArteNY blog are HOLA members Ramón HierroCaridad del ValleElena MohedanoYvette Quintero and Alicia Kaplan. To read the blog, click here.

Xiomara Cintrón and Alejandro Santoni are guest-starring in a webisode of the webseries "In Fear Of..." (created by Scott W. Perry and written and directed by Jeremiah Kipp). The webisode, titled "Podophobia: Fear of Feet" and featuring music by Barbara J. Weber, can be seen 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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