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.

Iliana Guibertshown at right, is starring in the film Twice Upon A Time. Written by Guibert (who also executive produced) and directed by Paul Borghese, the short film, inspired by true events, is hitting the film festival circuit and winning awards along the way. Its most recent accolades including three awards at the L.A. Shorts Awards in Los Angeles, California. The film earned Best Short Film, Best Screenplay (Guibert) and Best Director (Borghese) honors.

Vladimir Ríosshown at left, collaborated with photographer Lester Blum on two photo series: Warrior of Hope and I Still Remember, respectively. Both are photographic narratives taken by Blum featuring Ríos (who also served as artistic director) as the main or lead character. Both photo series have been published as photo books and are hitting the art gallery circuit. The next stop will be a joint presentation of both photo series at The Loft: LGBT Community Center in White Plains, New York opening on Thursday, December 1, 2015 in commemoration of World AIDS Day. 

Kathy Tejada and Soledad López will be reprising López's HOLA Award-winning role in the solo show We Women Do It Better Than Men/Nosotras las mujeres lo hacemos mejor que los hombres. Written by Roberto Ramos Perea and directed by Ángel Gil Orrios, the solo show will feature Ms. Tejada performing it in English and Ms. López performing it in Spanish. The production is a joint effort of Thalía Hispanic Theatre and Teatro Círculo (in association with Teatro SEA) and will be presented in November as part of the Borimix Festival (presented by Teatro SEA) at Teatro Círculo's eponymous space located in Manhattan's East Village. For more information, click here.

Marcos Sotomayor, shown at right, was highlighted in Broadway World as a result of his co-starring role in August Strindberg's play Abu Casem's Slippers. Produced by the August Strindberg Repertory Theatre and directed by Janet Bentley, the play will be presented in alternating rep with two short Strindberg plays (Pariah and The Stronger), both directed by Robert Greer. The production will run in November and December at the Gene Frankel Theatre, located in Manhattan's NoHo neighborhood. To read the article, click here

2016 HOLA Awards recipient A.B. Lugo will have a collection of poetry published in 2017. Titled Spanish Coffee/Black, No Sugar, it will be published by La Casita Grande (an imprint of Black Rose Writing). For more information, click here. In addition, he co-wrote and co-stars in the short film ¡Ay, Que Susto! Co-written and directed by Mo Zapata, the horror-comedy was co-produced and shot by Anthony Ruiz (also see below) and co-stars Andrés Chulisi Rodríguez, Jessie Cotto, Félix Hiciano and Natalia Ivana Escobar and is hitting the film festival circuit. Its next stop will be at the Macabre Faire Film Fest, scheduled for January 2017 in Ronkonkoma, New York. For more information, click here.  

Anthony Ruiz (also see above) acted in a skit with Stephen Colbert for "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" (CBS). To see the skit, which was the cold open for the show, 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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