Thursday, June 18, 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.

Repertorio Español is presenting El laurel del Apolo. Written by Pedro Calderón de la Barca, with original music by Marios Aristopoulos, the play is directed by Estefanía Fadul as part of the theater's Van Lier Directors Fellowship and features Carmen CabreraGerardo GudiñoInma Heredia, and Franco Yáñez, shown above, clockwise starting from top left, in the cast (some of the actors were cast after a casting call that the theater put out to HOLA). The production will take place in July at Repertorio's namesake theater in Manhattan's Rose Hill neighborhood. For more information, click here.

Liza Colón-Zayas completed work on the short film Father's Day. Written by Elizabeth Canavan and directed by Kiki Lambden Stout, the film also stars Canavan, Susan Aston, Jinn S. Kim, Michael Puzzo, and Thomas P. Sherman.

The Thalía Hispanic Theatre production of Antonio Muñoz de Mesa's play Abuso (Abuse) was featured in the ArteNY blog. Directed, produced and designed by Ángel Gil Orriosshown 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, shown, in character, from front to rear, in the photo at above right. The play will run in May and June at Thalía's namesake theater located in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Queens. To read the blog, click here.

Olga Merediz is filming the feature film Fair Market Value. Written by Kevin Arbouet and Judy San Román and directed by Arbouet, the film also stars Craig Bierko, Wendy Makkena, Debra Jo Rupp, Julia Duffy and Gene Gabriel.

Luis Salgadoshown above left, was featured in the Puerto Rican blog PR Pop (from the Fundación Nacional para la Cultura Popular) as a result of two projects he is working on– one current and one upcoming. He can currently be seen in the musical On Your Feet! The musical is based on the lives of Gloria and Emilio Estefan (featuring their music) and has a book written by Alexander Dinelaris. That musical has just officially opened at the Oriental Theater in Chicago; after its out-of-town tryout there, it will head to Broadway in October at the Marquis Theatre. For more information, click here. Salgado will also be directing the Puerto Rico premiere of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow (titled Jala-la-pala in Spanish). The production boasts an all-HOLA member cast in Éric-Dominique PérezJavier E. Gómez and Emmanuelle Bordas (shown above right, from left to right) and will run in August at El Corralón de San José in Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico. To read the blog (which is in Spanish), 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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