Friday, May 19, 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.

Pablo Andradeshown at right, was featured in the weekly New York newspaper El Especial, where his role as director of the Corezon production of Federico Roca's Seis was highlighted. The production will be presented in May as part of the FUERZAFest Latino LGBTQ+ Festival at the Julia De Burgos Cultural Center, located in Manhattan's El Barrio neighborhood. For more information, or to buy tickets, click here. To read the article, which is in Spanish, click here.

A.B. Lugo (also see below), Caridad del Valle (shown at above left), and Mayté Hernández (shown at above right) were among the performers who participated in the Remembering the Orlando 49 event that was part of the FuerzaFest LGBTQ+ Festival. Lugo performed his poem "Pulse", while del Valle and Hernández were among those who read the names and short biographical sketches of the 49 people who lost their lives at the Pulse nightclub tragedy in Orlando, Florida. The event, hosted by Barbra Herr and produced by the Hispanic Federation, took place in May in commemoration of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, and was livestreamed to a corresponding event in Orlando.

Manny Herrera, shown at left, was featured in the Héctor Luis Sin Censura blog (edited by Héctor Luis Rivera) as a result of him leading an upcoming Spanish-language voiceover workshop as part of the seventh annual Festival de Teatro del Comisionado Domincano de Cultura en EEUU. The workshop will take place at the Sala de Eventos Andrés Francisco Requena at El Comisionado Domincano de Cultura en EEUU (CoDoCul), located in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood. To read the blog, which is in Spanish, click here.

Pablo García Gámez and A.B. Lugo (also see above), shown left to right in the image at right, were featured in the ViceVersa online magazine, as a result of the former's two-hander La vieja heridadirected by the latter, presented as part of the FUERZAfest Latino LGBTQ+Festival (presented by the Hispanic Federation). The recently shuttered play, a Teátrica production, took place in May at the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center in Manhattan's El Barrio neighborhood. To read the article, which is in Spanish, 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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