Thursday, October 1, 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.

Caridad de la Luz, also known by her nom de poésie et de musique La Bruja, shown at right, will be performing on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at State University of New York at 
Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo).

Puffy Shirts Productions and Teatro Arena are presenting Cuentos & Lamentos: From New York to La Isla del Encanto. Featuring selected works by José Rivera and Carlos Canales, the production will be directed by Jorge Luis Berríos (with co-direction by Canales) and have an October run in Shetler Studios, located in the theater district of midtown Manhattan. The production stars Berríos, Cristin Eve Cato, Leticia Díaz and Michael Pichardo. For more information, click here.

The 51st annual Festival de Teatro Internacional of the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña will be dedicated to Manuel A. Morán, shown at left. The festival, which will take place from October 2015 through February 2016 in various locations in San Juan, Puerto Rico will also feature the HOLA Award-winning production Sueño (based on the William Shakespeare play A Midsummer Night's Dream; adapted by Norge Espinosa and directed by Morán), which will take place in December in the world famous El Castillo San Felipe del Morro in Viejo San Juan. For more information, click here (note that the site is in Spanish).
Luis Salgado, shown at right, was highlighted in the Ryan Brinson cover article in the October 2015 issue of Bleep Magazine titled "The Changing Face of Diversity on the Great White Way", a fall preview of the Broadway season. He is costarring in the upcoming musical On Your Feet!: The Story of Gloria & Emilio Estefan, written by 2015 HOLA Awards honoree Alexander Dinelaris with music by Gloria and Emilio Estefan. The musical will be directed by Jerry Mitchell, choreographed by Sergio Trujillo and open in October 2015 at Broadway's Marquis Theatre. To read the article, click here and here.

José Sepulveda will be featured in a print campaign for Toys R Us. The campaign is scheduled to be released in February 2016.

Elaine Del Valle was featured in an article by Raúl A. Reyes of where her role as a co-producer of the popular interactive webseries "Gran'pa Knows Best" was mentioned. Del Valle negotiated an acquisition deal with HBO Latino for the series (in a first of its kind deal for interstitial programming). Created, co-produced, directed, shot and edited by William D. Caballero and based on his award-winning short film How You Doin', Boy? Voicemails From Gran'pa, its star is Caballero's own grandfather Víctor Muriel (who voices the title character, itself a 3D model of Muriel). To read the article, click here. In addition, she was interviewed by Rhina Valentín on the television program "Open" (BronxNet) about the "Gran'pa Knows Best" (which can also be seen on HBO Go, HBO Now and HBO On Demand, in addition to HBO Latino). To see the interview, which also features the 3D version of Gran'pa, 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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