Sunday, March 27, 2016

HOLA Member Bochinche

Bochinche refers to "gossip". In this sense, we use it to highlight 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.

Maite Uzal, shown at right, nabbed the role of Camila Rosario in the Tony Award-winning, Lin-Manuel Miranda-Quiara Alegría Hudes musical In The Heights. The musical, directed by Michael Bello, will run in April and May at The Gallery Players, located in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. She booked the part after receiving the casting notice in the e-mail announcements that HOLA sends to its members and self-submitting. For more information, click here.

Marlene Forté and Nancy Castro star in the short film Times Like These (written and directed by Lorena Gordon and co-starring Jayson Simba, and Ethan Rosero). The film is currently hitting the film festival circuit, where it was recently made an official selection of the Louisiana International Film Festival, taking place in April at Baton Rouge, Louisiana. For more information, click here or here.

Edna Lee Figueroa, shown at left and also see below, was interviewed in Diálogo, the official publication of the Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPR), where she spoke of her life and career and the award she is receiving from the Asociación de Cronistas de Espectáculos de Nueva York (ACE) for her role in the award-winning feature film Medardo (written by Julio Ortega and directed by Nitsy Grau Crespo). She will receive the award in a ceremony on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at the Mexican Festival Restaurant located in the West Harlem/Upper West Side of Manhattan. She also spoke of her latest project, the Mariana and Camila Monclova play Santa Bárbara es una femme fatale (where she is co-starring, co-directing and co-producing). For more information about that show, please see below. To read the interview, which is in Spanish, click here.

Johary Ramos, shown at right, is doing the choreography for the two-hander Santa Bárbara es una femme fataleWritten by Mariana Monclova and Camila Monclova, the two-hander will co-star and be co-produced and co-directed by Edna Lee Figueroa (also see above) and Edmi De Jesús for Producciones El Barrio. The play will have its NYC premiere in April as part of the first annual Festival de Comedias TEBA, presented by the Teatro Experimental Blue Amigos at the Broadway Blackbox Theater in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood.

Sebastian Stimman co-created, wrote and is starring in the horror webseries "Apartment 34" (produced by B1o Entertainment and directed by Pierre Taisne), which is currently in production.

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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