Monday, September 8, 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.

Luis Salgado, shown at right, won the Best Director award at the closing ceremony of the 2014 NYC Thespis Festival. He was chosen out of the forty-one other shows that were part of the festival this year for his direction of the musical Song of Solomon (written by Andrew Beall and Neil van Leeuwen). He was profiled as a result in Broadway World. To read the profile, click here.

Teatro Círculo will open their upcoming season with the production La caída de Rafael Trujillo. Written by Carmen Rivera and directed by Cándido Tirado, the play stars José Cheo Oliveras in the title role of the Dominican dictator, as well as Eva Cristina Vásquez, Johary Ramos2014 HOLA Award recipient Fermín Suárez, Adriana Sananes, Rénoly Santiago, 2014 HOLA Award recipient Iván Camilo; and Ed Trucco. The production will have a run in October and November at Teatro Círculo's space in Manhattan's East Village. For more information, click here or here.

2014 HOLA Awards recipient Edna Lee Figueroa will be performing in the solo show Láyel. Written and directed by Joselo Arroyo, the show will be part of the fourth annual Monologando Ando Festival and will take place in October at the Roy Arias Theaters, located in the theater district of midtown Manhattan. For more information, click here.

Modesto Lacén was interviewed by Ana Belaval on WGN-TV, where he spoke about playing Roberto Clemente in the musical Clemente: La leyenda del 21 (written and directed by Luis Caballero), which is currently playing at Stage 773 in Chicago, Illinois. To see the interview (and an excerpt of the show), click here.

Johanna Tolentino is co-producing (with Charron Monaye) the short film Why Can't We Be Friends? Based on the book I Believe in Me by Chris Hopson, the screenplay is written by Monaye and to be directed by Dennis L.A. White. Filming is set to commence later this year in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Adyana de la Torre is directing (and one of the stars of) Put A Fork In It: Disjointed Love Shorts. An ensemble show of comedic short plays and movement with original music, the plays are written by Donna Latham, Jimmy T. Martin, Sarah Jacobs, Lindsay B. Davis, Andy Evan Cohen, Brit Hawkin Christopher, Alexandra Cremer, Duncan Pflaster, Scott Tobin, Joni Ravenna and Alberto Bonilla (see below), and feature choreography by Carlos Neto and original music by Brett Thomas Miró. The show will take place in October at Stage 72/The Triad, located in Manhattan's West Side. For more information, click here or here. 

Alberto Bonilla (see above) wrote and directed the short film Kitty Cat. Starring Melissa Mcleod Herion and Connie Castanzo, it can be seen by clicking on the video below.

Kitty Cat from Christopher Picone on Vimeo.

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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