Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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.

Julio Ortega, shown at right, was profiled in the New York daily newspaper El Diario-La Prensa, where highlighted his feature film Medardo (which he wrote and starred), based on his award-winning stage play of the same name and directed by Nitsy Grau Crespo. In addition to Ortega, the film stars Lupita Ferrer, Edna Lee FigueroaJuan VillarrealEdison Carrera, Gloria Ospina, Fior Marte, and Inma Heredia. The film will have its New York premiere screening in May at the Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan's East Village. To read the article, which is in Spanish, click here. The event was mentioned in the ArteNY blog. To read the blog, which is in Spanish, click here(Shown above, clockwise from top left: Figueroa, Carrera, Villarreal, Heredia.) 

Jason Aguirre wrote the story for the upcoming 5 Senses Theatre production of the third installment of the anthology known as krāv. Pronounced "crave", this interactive, improvisational, theatrical supper club experience is directed by Daniel Adams and features a four-course tasting menu with beverage pairings by Chef Rick Martínez. The production will take place in June at a to-be-announced location in New York City (ticketholders receive the event location 24 hours before the performance via text message). For more information, click here.

Thalía Hispanic Theatre is presenting Antonio Muñoz de Mesa's play Abuso (Abuse). Directed by Ángel Gil Orrios, shown at left, the production (which will be presented with Spanish and English performances) has an all-HOLA member cast consisting of Soledad López and Francisco Fuertes. The play will run in May and June at Thalía's namesake theater located in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Queens. For more information, click here. (Shown above, from left to right, López and Fuertes.)

Caridad de la Luz (also known by her nom de musique et de poésie La Bruja) will be leading a poetry workshop on Thursday evenings in July at La Casa Azul Bookstore, located in Manhattan's El Barrio neighborhood. 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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