Thursday, February 23, 2017

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.

Raquel Almazán, shown, third from left, in the photo at right, was highlighted in Broadway World, where the developmental reading of her play La Negra (previously presented as part of the 2013 HOLAfestival) in February was mentioned. Presented by Lone Star Theatre Company and La Lucha Arts, the presentation was directed by Fernando Parra Borti, featured the acting talents of Adriana Sananes, Juan Francisco Villa, Gilbert Cruz (shown at left, second from left, and fifth from left, respectively, in the photo at right), Annabel Guevara and Greg Barone, and was presented at Jack Dempsey's, located in Manhattan's Garment District. To read the article, click here.

Luis Salgadoshown at left, was featured in a the New Jersey Stage blog, where his role as director-choreographer in the upcoming Axelrod Performing Arts Center (APAC) production of the Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes musical In The Heights was highlighted. The production (which co-stars Maite Uzal as Abuela Claudia) will take place in March at Axelrod's eponymous theater in Deal Park, New Jersey. To read the article, click here.

A.B. Lugoshown at right, acted in a workshop presentation of Eugene Rodríguez's play The Princess and the Clown. Directed by José A. Esquea, the presentation also featured the acting talents of Iván Goris, Belange Rodríguez and Jazmine Villegas, and took place in February at the ArtSpace PS 109 space in Manhattan's El Barrio neighborhood.

Edna Lee Figueroashown at center in the photo at left, was interviewed by Broadway World, where she spoke of her role in Txemi Parra's libidinous comedy La terapía. Directed by Gerardo Gudiño, the all-HOLA member cast also features Edmi De Jesús and Jerry Soto (shown flanking Figueroa, left and right, respectively, in the photo at right), and is being presented in March and April by and at Teatro SEA as part of their Micro Teatro New York series at its namesake theater in The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood. To read the interview, 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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