Monday, February 6, 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.

Luis Salgado, shown at right, was profiled in the Puerto Rican daily newspaper El Vocero de Puerto Rico, where his work as director/choreographer of two upcoming productions (one in English, one in Spanish) of the Lin-Manuel Miranda/Quiara Alegría Hudes musical In The Heights is highlighted. The first production (in English) will be presented in March at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center (APAC) in Deal Park, New Jersey. The second production (in Spanish) will be presented in April and May at GALA Theater in Washington, District of Columbia. To read the article, which is in Spanish, click here.

Edna Lee Figueroa was featured in the Entreactos y Telones column of the weekly New York newspaper La Voz Hispana as a result of her starring role in Txemi Parra's play La terapia. Directed by Gerardo Gudiño, the play also stars Noëlle Mauri and Mario Mattei (at select performances), and Jerry Soto (also see below) and Edmi De Jesús (who were also featured in the article). The production will be presented as part of the second season of Teatro SEA's Micro Teatro New York festival, which will run February through April at Teatro SEA's namesake theater in The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood. To read the article, which is in Spanish, click on the image at above left.

Lucio Fernández
 and MeLu Films/The Grace Theatre Workshop produced the documentary Bahía de Cochinos: Nuestra perspectiva. Directed by Ricardo Bacallao and Fernández, the documentary will be screened on Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Casa de la Cultura in La Vega, La Vega, Dominican Republic.

Marco Antonio Rodríguez, shown at right, was profiled in the Héctor Luis Sin Censura blog (edited by Héctor Luis Rivera), where his work adapting the Julia Álvarez novel In The Name of Salomé for the stage was highlighted. The play, with the Spanish title, En el nombre de Salomé, will have its world premiere in February at Repertorio Español, located in Manhattan's Rose Hill neighborhood. Also featured in the blog were cast members Johary Ramos, Jesús E. Martínez and Jerry Soto (also see above). To read the blog, which is in Spanish, click here.

Vivienne Jurado is starring in the short film Hell of a New Year (story by Artemus Cole; co-written and co-directed by Edgar Jimz and Cole). The film is currently in pre-production. A teaser trailer can be seen 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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