Sunday, May 8, 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.

Héctor Luis Rivera, shown at right, and Teatro Experimental Blue Amigos (TEBA) are presenting 3 veces De Grandy. An evening of three short plays written by award-winning playwright and actress Julie De Grandy, the plays will be directed by Rivera and presented in June at the Broadway Blackbox Theater, located in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood. This continues a long collaboration between the two artists (Rivera was the first to produce and direct a De Grandy play in New York). Casting has yet to be officially announced. For more information on the production, click here.
Manuel Antonio Morán, shown at left, has embarked on a mini-book tour for his newly-published tome, Teatro migrante para niños: un caribeño en Nueva York. Consisting of five plays that he wrote (¡Viva Pinocho!; Mi superhéroe, Roberto Clemente; El encuentro de Juan Bobo y Pedro Animal; Cenicienta; La cucarachita Martina), the book, published by Casa Editorial Tablas-Alarcos (part of Consejo Nacional para las Artes Escénicas de Cuba), hit its first stop in late April at La Casa de la Memoria Escénica in Matanzas, Cuba as part of its Festival Internacional de Teatro de Títeres (TITIM). For more information on that stop, click here (website is in Spanish). The book tour's next stop will be on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Teatro SEA, located in the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood. For more information, click here.

Mario GoldenVivienne Jurado, and A.B. Lugo, shown at right, from left to right, were highlighted in the New York Theatre Review blog, as a result of their co-starring roles in the play Exile is My Home. In the blog, playwright Domnica Rădulescu and director Andreas Robertz are interviewed. The play is currently running through late May at the Theater for the New City in Manhattan's East Village. To read the blog, click here.

Susan Rybin was interviewed by former HOLA Award honoree Lynda Baquero for the NBC New York program "Visiones", where she spoke about her upcoming solo show Kahlo: más allá que Frida (based on a monologue by 
Humberto Robles and directed by Walter Ventosilla), which is being presented in May at Gramercy Arts Theater/Repertorio Español, located in the Rose Hill neighborhood of Manhattan. To see the interview, 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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