Thursday, July 28, 2016

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.

The Luigi Laraia play Too Close, helmed by Pablo Andrade, shown at right, won the Best Drama Award at Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, District of Columbia. The two-hander was presented in July at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library and starred Richard Tanenbaum and Daniel Owen. For more information, click here.

Fabián Zarta
 will be 
presenting his self-penned and self-directed solo show Nariño. It will be presented in August at the Teatro Bernardo Romero Lozano at the Círculo Colombiano de Artistas in Bogotá, Distrito Capital, Colombia. For more information, click here (note that the website is in Spanish).

Modesto Flako Jiménez
shown at left, and The Bushwick Starr (the theater located in the Bushwick area of Brooklyn) received honoraria and The Princess Grace Award for Theater and Playwriting. For more information, click here.

Alberto Bonilla
is a finalist for a 2016 Backstage Reader's Choice Award in the category of "Favorite On-Camera Teacher (NYC)". The voting process for finalists opened Monday, July 25, 2016 and will continue until Sunday, August 7, 2016. Winners will be announced in Backstage's Thursday, September 1, 2016 print issue. For more information, click here. To cast your vote, click here.

Olga Merediz performed alongside such luminaries as Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Idina Menzel, Wilson Cruz, Lena Hall, Ben Vereen, Idina Menzel, Roz Ryan, Sharon Gless, Tyne Daly, Tom Wopat, Darius de Haas, and Rosie Pérez, among others, as part of the supergroup Stars on Broadway, who performed its charity single, "What The World Needs Now Is Love" (written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach) live at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To see a full list of the performers, read the article in Playbill Online by clicking here. To see the performance, click on the video below (she can be seen soloing between 01:48 and 01:51 of the video, and again between 03:33 and 03:35 of the video).

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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