Thursday, September 24, 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.

Samuel Garnica, shown at right, co-starred in July in the zarzuela El laurel del Apolo. Written by Pedro Calderón de la Barca, with original music by Marios Aristopoulos, it was directed by Estefanía Fadul as part of the theater's Van Lier Directors Fellowship and featured Carmen CabreraGerardo Gudiño, 2015 HOLA Awards recipient Franco González, and Inma Heredia. The production took place at Repertorio's namesake theater in Manhattan's Rose Hill neighborhood. He is following this up with a role in Fuego en GranadaWritten by Tomás Urtusástegui, it is adapted and directed by J. Edgar Mozoub, and will be presented in October as part of the Lorca Al Desnudo III/eARTh Theater Festival at the Teatro Rafael Villalona, located at the Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en EEUU in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. The production will also star Paul Montoya and Telba Cavero.

Kathy Tejada, shown at left, will star in Amores jíbaros, a double bill of plays by Myrna Lluch (Un jíbaro con melao and Siña Cocó la hechicera). Directed by 2015 HOLA Awards recipient Héctor Luis Rivera (also see below), it will be presented by TEBA as part of the En Un Acto Theater & Film Festival, scheduled to take place at the Broadway Blackbox Theater, located in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood. The production also stars Kevin Pérez, Edú, and Erika Reyes. For more information, read the Arte NY blog about the production by clicking here (note that the link is in Spanish).

2015 HOLA Awards recipient Héctor Luis Rivera (also see above and below) is acting in the short film Dondequiera que vayas (written and directed by Danilo Arroyo).

Billy Martin Mejía, shown at right, was profiled in the blog Héctor Luis Sin Censura (edited by 2015 HOLA Awards recipient Héctor Luis Rivera, also see above) and the Arte NY blog, where the upcoming Otro Teatro NY production of La danza de Mingó (which Mejía is directing) is mentioned. Written by Haffe Serrulle, the play is based on the life of Dominican activist Florinda Muñoz Soriano (also known as Mamá Tingó), and star Angie Regina, Francis Mateo and Maité Bonilla. The production will premiere in September (with a later run in November) at El Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en EEUU, located in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood. The production will star Angie Regina, Francis Mateo and Maité Bonilla. To read the blogs, which are in Spanish, click here and here.

Eduardo Ramos, shown at left, was featured in a photo series by photographer Ysa Pérez that were published in GQ Magazine. To see the photo series, click here or here.

Francisco Fuertes is co-starring in and co-produced the short film Tú. Yo. Baño. Sexo. Ahora. (You. Me. Bathroom. Sex. Now.) Written and directed by Francisco Lupini Basagoiti, the film has been hitting the international film festival circuit hard, winning several awards along the way. It has been selected as a Festival Favorite by the audiences at the Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Festival in Palm Springs, California. For more information, click here.

Marcos Sotomayor, shown at right, has been busy as of late. He has recurring roles in the webseries "Whatever It Takes" (created, written and produced by Johanna Tolentino), and "Bunny and Tai" (created, co-written, and executive produced by Taína Elena Hernández). He also has a lead role in the short film Cleared (written and directed by Gilberto Flores). Finally, he acted in a webisode of the Comedy High webseries "Shlongologues". He also works as a producer and director of photography. For more information on all things Sotomayor, click here. To see a webisode of "Bunny and Tai" with Sotomayor, click on the video 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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