Monday, December 7, 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.

2015 HOLA Performer's Choice Award recipient Raúl Rivera and Martha Alzate, shown above, from left to right, were mentioned in the Héctor Luis Sin Censura blog (written by 2015 HOLA Awards and 2015 HOLA Performer's Choice Award recipient Héctor Luis Rivera) for their participation (as director/actor and actress, respectively) in the TEBA production of Arnaldo Rodríguez's El chismecito. Due to popular demand, the production is scheduled for additional performances in January at the Broadway Blackbox Theater, located in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood. To read the blog, which is in Spanish, click here.

Liza Colón-Zayas booked a guest-starring role in "Blue Bloods" (CBS).

Vladimir Ríosshown at left, with Lester Blum, was featured in the November 2015 issue of A&U magazine (with Jonathan Groff on the cover), where he was profiled for his collaboration with photographer Lester Blum on two photo series: Warrior of Hope and I Still Remember, respectively. Both are narratives taken by Blum featuring Ríos (who also served as artistic director) as the main or lead character. Both photo series have been published as photo books and are hitting the art gallery circuit, with Warrior of Hope opening at the Brad Brafford LGBT Center in Santa Ana, California, and I Still Remember opening at the Staten Island LGBT Community Center in the Tompkinsville section of Staten Island. Both exhibitions opened on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 in commemoration of World AIDS Day. The official opening for I Still Remember will be on Saturday, December 12, 2015. To read the article, click here.

Larissa Santiago, shown at right, will act in Caravana de sueños. Presented by Producciones Barrera, it is written and directed by América Barrera, the play will be produced in January at the Poet's Den Theater in Manhattan's El Barrio neighborhood.

Due to popular demand, Teatro SEA is presenting additional performances La Gloria: A Latin Cabaret. Written by Norge Espinosa and directed by Manuel A. Morán, the evening honors the music of Cuba's La Sonora Matancera, and its three singers: Celia Cruz, Myrta Silva, and Daniel Santos. The production stars Jeannie Sol, Morán and Milteri Tucker, and will now have performances in January at SEA's eponymous theater, located in the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood. This production is a collaboration with Cuba's internationally acclaimed puppet theater troupe, Teatro de Las Estaciones. For more information about the production, click here.

Gloria Zelayashown at left, is co-starring in the upcoming webseries "Cornelia" (created by Rose Gutiérrez, who also produced, wrote, co-directed and starred as the lead character), where he plays the main character's mother. Zelaya booked the role after being called in to audition after the casting director noticed her profile on the HOLA online talent directory. To see a preview of the webseries, which also stars J. Santana and Danny García, click on the video below. For more information on the webseries "Cornelia", 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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