A.B. Lugo, shown at right, was profiled in the Héctor Luis Sin Censura blog (written by Héctor Luis Rivera), where his recent accomplishments were highlighted. They include winning a 2015 Latin ACE Award for directing Agravios de fortuna (also see below) and receiving a proclamation from the city of Union City, New Jersey where he was named Distinguished Puerto Rican Man of the Year. Also highlighted was his current work (his self-penned solo show Manchild Machismo, directed by Omar Pérez, is scheduled for a run in April and May at The ONE Festival, being held this year at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, located in the theater district of midtown Manhattan. HOLA members also mentioned in the blog include Lucio Fernández, Víctor Cruz, Pablo Andrade, Alexandra Manzano and Sebastian Stimman (see below). For more information, about his solo show, click here. To read the blog, which is in Spanish, click here.
Sebastian Stimman, shown at left with his parents Edith Noeding and Lars Stimman, was featured in New York weekly newspaper Impacto Latin News, where it highlighted his recent 2015 Latin ACE Award win as Male Revelation of the Year for his work in Agravios de fortuna (adapted, directed and produced by A.B. Lugo, also see above), as well as latest role in Dario Fo's No hay ladrón que por bien no venga (The Virtuous Burglar), directed and produced by Enmanuel García Villavicencio (see below). The production will be presented in May as part of the V Festival del Teatro Hispano del Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en EEUU at the Comisionado performance space in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. The production also features Maritza Vives in the cast. To read the article (which is in Spanish), click here. In addition, the film in which he stars, 1.7 Alpha (written, scored and directed by Quanah Jay Hicks), is an official selection of the Hoboken International Film Festival, scheduled to take place in May and June in Middleton, New York. For more information, click here.
Tabula Rasa NYC is presenting El invierno de abril. Written by Ricardo Sarmiento Gaffuri and directed by Ramiro Antonio Sandoval, the play will be presented in June as part of the V Festival del Teatro Hispano del Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en EEUU at the Comisionado performance space in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. The production will star Jorge Luis Berríos, Carla Blasi, Asier Kintana, Soraya Padrao and Ángela Pérez in the cast. For more information, click here or here.
J.W. Cortés booked a guest-starring role on the season finale of "The Blacklist" (NBC).
Ramón Hierro, shown at right, recently performed the solo show El regalo. Written by Iván García Guerra and directed by Enmanuel García Villavicencio (see also above), the monologue was presented in April as part of the V Festival Internacional de Monólogos Don Iván García Guerra at the Gran Teatro del Cibao, located in Santiago de los Caballeros, Santiago, Dominican Republic. As part of the international festival, it will also be presented in May in New York at the Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en EEUU space located in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood.
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