Saturday, October 22, 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.

Edwin Pagán, shown at right, wrote an essay that was republished on the Latino Rebels blog (it was originally published in The Pagan Image blog). To read the blog, a love letter to Pagán's native South Bronx and talks of the threat of gentrification to the neighborhoods of the South Bronx (including the proposed rebranding of the area as "The Piano District"), as well as his youth as a photographer, click here (caution: slight strong language).

Due to popular demand, the TEBA production of Elena Garro's Un hogar sólido is having a command performance. The play, which is directed by 2016 HOLA Awards recipient Héctor Luis Rivera (also see below), stars 2016 HOLA Awards recipient A.B. Lugo (also see below), Kathy Tejada, Rivera, and others, and will have its performance on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the Fort George Presbyterian Church, located in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood. [Above left: Lugo; above right, left to right: Rivera, Tejada.]

Elizardi CastroSamuel Garnica2016 HOLA Awards recipient A.B. Lugo 
(also see above and below), Mike Oquendo, and Yvette Quintero were highlighted in an Héctor Luis Sin Censura blog (edited by 2016 HOLA Awards recipient Héctor Luis Riveraalso see above and below), as a result of productions in which they participated being finalists for the 2016 HOLA Performer's Choice Awards. The 2016 HOLA Performer's Choice Awards were decided by online voting and the winners (in the categories of Outstanding Production and Outstanding Solo Production, respectively) will be announced on the evening of the 2016 HOLA Awards, taking place on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at the Flamboyán Theater in The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center, located in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood. To read the blog, which is in Spanish, click here. To see a list of the finalists, click here. [Above, clockwise from top left: Castro, Garnica, Oquendo, Quintero.]

Also mentioned in an Héctor Luis Sin Censura blog (edited by 2016 HOLA Awards recipient Héctor Luis Riveraalso see above) were Manolo García Oliva, Enmanuel García Villavicencio2016 HOLA Awards recipient A.B. Lugo (also see above), Lissette Montolío, and Carlos Navedo, as a result of varying current and/or upcoming projects. García Villavicencio just wrapped up his latest annual edition of the Lorca Al Desnudo/eARTh Theatre Fest, which this year took place in October at 777 Theatre's Stage II, located in the theater district of midtown Manhattan. Lugo will have an upcoming collection of poetry published in 2017 by La Casita Grande Editores. García Oliva, Navedo and Montolío will be participating in TEBA's upcoming En Un Acto Theater and Film Festival, taking place in November at the Broadway Blackbox Theater in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood. To read the blog, which is in Spanish, click here[Above, clockwise from top left: García Oliva, García Villavicencio, Montolío, Navedo.]

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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