Friday, June 17, 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.

Manny Alfaro, on behalf of the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA), received a Lower East Side Community Recognition award for its contribution to the Lower East Side (Loísaida) from Manuel A. Morán of Teatro SEA and Miguel Trelles of The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (who flank Alfaro, who is at center, left and right, respectively, in the photo at right). The award was presented before a performance of La muela del rey Farfán/The King Who Refused To Love. Written by Serafín Álvarez Quintero and Joaquín Álvarez Quintero and directed by Morán, the award-winning production by Teatro SEA has a new score by Morán and Iván Alexander Bautista, and will be presented as part of the Arte Pa' Mi Gente/Arts For All Festival, now running through June at La Plaza at The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood. The cast includes Francisco FuertesIndra Palomo, and Morán, among others.

Johanna Tolentino and Joseph Meléndez, shown above, left to right, guest-starred on an episode of the fourth season of "Orange is the New Black" (Netflix).

Samuel Garnica, shown at left, was featured in the online Venezuelan newspaper La Patilla, where he talked about his life as an actor and singer in New York. The article also highlighted his latest project, playing several roles in Federico García Lorca's Así que pasen cinco años. Presented by La Caja de los Prejuicios, the production is directed by Paul Montoya and designed by Alfonso Rey, with a cast that includes Caridad del ValleVenuz DelmarChristian López Lamelas and Juan Villarreal. The production will be presented in August at the Producers' Club, located in the theater district of midtown Manhattan. To read the article, which is in Spanish, click here.

José Yenque, shown at right, in character, was featured in the Reel Chicago blog, where he was highlighted for his starring role in the film Crossroads: Choices and Consequences (written by Jeffrey M. Jones and Dannie W. Price, Jr.; directed by David J. Miller; and produced by Mimi Productions). The short film was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and has been sent to all 56 FBI field offices in the U.S. and screenings are being held to at-risk youth around the country through schools, churches and community centers. To read the blog, 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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