Sunday, July 29, 2018

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.



Our friends at Teatro Sea are getting ready to open the second season of their hit play Sueño: A Latino Take on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream!

IPFFNYC is an expanded project of Teatro SEA’s Arts for All Festival/Arte Pa’ Mi Gente. After a full day of International shows, Teatro SEA will present their award-winning and revamped production, Sueño: A Latino take on Shakespeare’s – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, each evening of the festival at 7:30 PM completely free for the community. After a successful run in NYC (2015), the show traveled to Puerto Rico and was the main event of the 51st International Theater Festival. It was performed with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Puerto Rico and was staged outdoors in front the most iconic historical site in the country, El Morro. Unfortunately, after the tour in Puerto Rico, the majority of the puppets were lost at sea in transit back to NYC. We have spent the last two years revamping and improving the set, costumes and rebuilding the puppets.  
Teatro SEA is excited to bring back Sueño just in time to be part of the IPFFNYC. Teatro SEA’s “Latinized” version of this theatrical classic aims is to spark interest in audiences, especially young and underserved audiences, that don’t have the opportunity to see the Shakespeare’s work. Sueño features a diverse group of 25 actors, singers, orchestra, dancers and puppeteers. The show includes over 65 carnival puppets, stilt walkers and masks including “Vejigantes and Cabezudos” … folkloric characters from Puerto Rico, used in festival celebrations. The presentation of Shakespeare’s work in Latin America dates back to the 1800s, but rarely do New Yorkers get a chance to see adapted Latino versions of the master’s plays.
For more information, please visit www.teatrosea.org or call 212 529-1545.
One performance per evening, August 8th through 12th at 7:30pm. 60 minutes (Performed in English)
Esteemed HOLA member Mario Golden's Spanish language novel Semillas has been released in Mexico!

Semillas (Seeds, in Spanish) tells the story of Gabriel, a young gay immigrant activist that decides to return to his native Mexico. Fiercely idealistic, he is committed to support the struggles of the poor and very much hopes to find love.

Semillas was published by Ediciones Letrablanca, an emerging publishing house in Mexico City, where Mario grew up. 

The printing of Semillas was relatively small, which means Mario's novel is being distributed mostly in Mexico for now. It can be found at the following bookstores in Mexico City: Librería Clandestina, Voces En Tinta, and Foro 37. It can also be purchased directly from Letrablanca.

In addition, the digital version can be purchased on Amazon and Google Books, and should be available soon through other platforms. 

Sunday, June 24, 2018

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.


LaMicro Theater, as part of Summer Session 2018, is preparing for the US premiere of "La Cantante Calva en el McDonald's", by Lluïsa Cunillé.

In it's US premiere, "La Cantante Calva en el McDonald's" tells the story of a pair of secret lovers at a fast food place, trapped between a coffee and a tea. Suddenly, she enters, the bald soprano, who's name they can't remember. While they go around talking about art and alcoholism, they get tangled in a web of heartbreak and confusion.

Directed by Tara Elliot, "La Cantante Calva en el McDonald's"  is a contemporary adaptation of the French-Romanian playwright Eugene Ionesco's opera prima, "The Bald Soprano". The piece mixes comedy, the absurd and mundane in order to fight against the permanent threat of terror, beyond that space where we feel safe. The cast includes Alicia Cerón, Pietro González, Mario Mattei, Valentina Muhr, and Paola Poucel.

The show will be performed in Spanish with English subtitles.

Dates:
Wednesday June 27th, 8pm (Pre-Opening)
Thursday June 28th, 8pm (Opening)
Friday June 29th, 8pm 
Saturday June 30th, 8pm


Address: Access Theater, 380 Broadway
Tickets: $20 general, $15 studentS

For more information, visit LaMicro Theater's website.



Saturday, June 9, 2018

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.


HOLA member Mathia Vargas worked with acclaimed director and indie filmmaker Jim McKay (The Good Wife, Mr. Robot, The Wire) in his new feature film EN EL SÉPTIMO DÍA, which opens June 9th at the IFC Center and BAM Rose Cinemas.


““En El Séptimo Dia” (“On the Seventh Day”) follows a group of bicycle delivery guys, construction workers, dishwashers, deli workers, and cotton candy vendors, all of whom work six days a week and look forward to their seventh day — a Sunday spent on the soccer fields of Sunset Park.” - Indiewire


It features an all Latino main cast! Congratulations, Mathia! The HOLA family is very proud of you!

For trailer, and to check for an opening near you, check out the distributor’s website:


For more information, and tickets to screenings with Q&A with the director, check out the IFC Center website: http://www.ifccenter.com/films/en-el-septimo-dia-on-the-seventh-day/





Comic Relief for Puerto Rico - A Fundraising Event


Following the devastation of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is still suffering from the after effects. With the immense job of restoration ahead of them, islanders need our support more than ever. OCHO is sponsoring this Comedy Event to help raise funds!

When: July 18th6:30PM
Where: Kraine Theater
Why: OCHO is sponsoring this fun-filled event to raise funds for Hurricane Maria Relief and Restoration Projects in Puerto Rico
Who: Come out to see an all-star comedic line-up. Featuring comedians Melissa Diaz and Rojo Perez. Headlining will be Author of the book "Pardon My Spanglish", and Comedy Central Comedian; Bill Santiago.
- Come out, have a few drinks, laugh, and help support Puerto Rico!
* Raffles and merchandise will also be available*
$35 tickets

To purchase tickets, click here








Monday, May 28, 2018

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.

Members Plinio Villablanca and Victor Cruz will appear in IATI Theater's newest production Eyes That Don't See, Corazón Que No Siente. Written by Michael Leon and directed by Victoria Collado, the play is a tribute and a reclamation of the American family dramas. The play straddles two worlds that are at complete odds with each other. As the main character is grappling with her role in society and in her family as a first generation Cuban-American, the style of the play begins to shift in order to embody her inner struggle. The play draws influences from Arthur Miller, Eugene O’Neill, Maria Irenes Fornes and José Rivera.

Performance will go from June 8th to June 10th. Also in the cast, Lina Sarrello*, Ashley Alvarez, Jonny Rios, Jezabel Montero*, Matt McDonald, Rene Granado, and Adriana Gaviria* (* Appearing Courtesy of the Actors' Equity Association). For more information, click here





Starting May 31st at the Paper Mill House, Revolución Latina Co-Founder director and HOLA member Gabriela Garcia comes back to the stage with Half Time The Musical. She joins Broadway legends Donna McKechnie, Lillas White and more in this new musical directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell. 








Luis Salgado was recognized for artistic work and the inspiration he shares with the community at GALA Hispanic Theatre's 2018 Noche de Estrellas in Washington DC. Luis celebrated the work of GALA and it's founders Hugo Medrano y Rebecca Read Medrano. Felicitaciones, Luis!








Saturday June 2nd, crazy mad talented HOLA member Marlene Villafane will perform in The Great Slapnuts Comedy LIVEWritten & Directed by Matt Michaud, Klarissa Jackson, and Ryan Fitzmartin, the show runs 11pm - 2am at the PIT Loft. Also in the cast, Jason Ortiz, Charles Schulz, Julie Tran, Renee Iovine-Grimaldi, Andre DeLeon, Eric Espinosa, and Match Michaud. Click here for tickets.





Congratulations to all of our members in performance!


Friday, May 25, 2018

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.




THE ALLEN DAVIS PLAYWRITING LAB
Where fierce writing happens and the imagination flies

proudly presents its

2017-2018 SEASON READING OF WORKS IN PROGRESS

Featuring scenes by Natalie Barrel, Daphne Lopez, Ana Mercedes Ortíz, George E. Joshua, David Nieves, JD Stewart, and Yolanny Rodriguez Torres

With: MONICA DELGADO, David Farrington, MARIO GOLDEN, Bertha Leal*, Philipp Poremba, Nocholas Radulescu, Angela Rostick, Roland Sands*, and Imani Youngblood (*Member AEA)

Countdown to a Pension by George E. Joshua
Roland as Charles, Angela as Brenda.

Saving Elena by Ana Mercedes Ortíz
Monica as Elena, Imani as Maya, Bertha as Yemayá.

One Twenty-One by JD Stewart
Philipp as River, Angela as Maggie.

Saranana by Yolanny Rodriguez Torres
Roland as Sebas, David as Sopa, Nicholas as Unku.

Searching for Eve by Daphne Lopez
Imani as Eve, David as Ray, Nicholas as Bartender, Angela as Hostess,
Bertha as News Reporter, Monica as Waitress.

Earth Home by David Nieves
Roland as Nova, David as Solo.

Natalie, Please by Natalie Birriel
Bertha as Natalie, Imani as Trez/Waitress, Nicholas as John, David as Instructor,
Monica as Neighbor/Girl 1/Julyssa, Angela as Girl 2/Kiandra/Hostess.

MAY 29, 2018. TEATRO LA TEA, NEW YORK CITY. 7 PM

Special thanks to Teatro La Tea. Look out this Fall for our reading of David Nieves’ play “Sweet Land”!

The Allen Davis Playwriting Lab is a collaboration between FELT and OneHeart Productions. The Lab meets seasonally from October to May. During lab sessions participants receive as well as provide rigorous feedback and critique on works in progress submitted for review. Sessions are co-facilitated by Mario Golden and Andreas Robertz.

The Fantastic Experimental Latino Theater, Inc. (FELT), Gloria Zelaya, Artistic Producer Director, is a non-profit production company founded in 1994. With our thought provoking, multi-media theater and film productions, we reach a multi-ethnic and inter-generational, diverse audience, representative of the nation’s cultural tapestry. Through our writing Lab we support the development of original works by emerging and professional playwrights. feltincnyc@gmail.com • www.felttheater.info

OneHeart Productions, Inc. (OneHeart) was founded in 1999 by a team of artists committed to creating theatre that is raw, alive, and vibrant. We produce plays that seek to inspire, challenge, and enlighten. Through long-term collaborations with theatre artists in New York and abroad we create projects and programs focused on community building, reconciliation, and the expansion of human consciousness. info@oneheartproductions.org • www.oneheartproductions.org

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Prime Latino Media Salon (May 2018) - INDEPENDENT MULTI-HYPHENATE


presents


New York’s monthly series for independent
Latino multimedia-makers, actors & musicians

at

The Green Room in New World Stages 

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

“A support network to advocate, promote & advance mainstream & Latino projects in English & Spanish.”


INDEPENDENT MULTI-HYPHENATE

7-8PM: Networking then interviews by TIO LOUIE:

8:00PM: Author-Screenwriter, Film Director-Producer, Derek Velez Partridge, directing his first multi-media stage production, Waiting On A Second Act

8:30PM: Soldanela Rivera, Concert & Theater Producer-Publicisct, and Podcaster, author of recently published memoir & charity benefit, View For Death

8:50PM: Writer-Producer, Jorge Luna, Actor on Elementary, The Blacklist, POWER; Indiegogo campaign & shooting film summer 2018, planet b234

9:20PM: Editor-Producer & Screenwriter-Director, Alex Lora has won over 100 awards, and has been at Berlinale's Talent Campus to IFP Independent Week

9:40PM: Carolina Calvache, classically-trained Colombian to world-acclaimed jazz pianist & composer with upcoming album, Vida Profunda (Deep Life)

10-10:30PM: Networking

FREE ADMISSION & CASH BAR - RSVP: https://indiemulti.eventbrite.com

Location: New World Stages, 340 W. 50th st (bet. 8th & 9th Aves.)

Next: PRIME LATINO MEDIA Salón JUNE 2018


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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.




HOLA member Allison Strong stars in the new Netflix comedy The Week Of, alongside Adam Sandler and Chris Rock. In The Week Of, two fathers with clashing views about their children's upcoming wedding struggle to keep it together during the chaotic week before the big day. Allison does a fabulous job playing Adam Sandler's daughter. Congratulations, Allison!

If you want to learn more about Allison, you can visit her webpage!

Check out the trailer below!





Monday, April 16, 2018

SPANISH LANGUAGE VOICEOVER WORKSHOP with Manny Herrera

SPANISH LANGUAGE VOICEOVER WORKSHOP with Manny Herrera

April 24th - May 3rd, 2018 (new dates)
Four (4) sessions on 

Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 6:30pm sharp to 8:30pm Sharp!


At the 
HOLA Office (address below)

$125 for HOLA members
$175 for non-HOLA members


The workshop will be conducted in Spanish.

(El taller será conducido en español.)

Manny Herrera's Spanish Language Voiceover Workshop was instrumental in my career development. Since I took this workshop, I have booked a number of Spanish-language commercials, industrials, dubbing, and special projects. In the past year alone, based only on my voiceover demo (which is on file at a commercial media company), I was offered a television campaign and was brought back three times. As a result I earned over $30,000. Take this workshop. Manny is an excellent teacher, and you can be sure to increase your skills and earning capacity. Actor, playwright, director, producer and voiceover artist MARIO GOLDEN

Manny Herrera, Voiceover Motivator, HOLA Special Projects Director, actor, director and voiceover artist will direct an advanced voice-over technique workshop for the experienced actor who wishes to fine-tune his/her technique. The workshop covers: diction and voicing in Spanish; interpretation and rhythm; and narration; professional audition and quick study techniques. Previous HOLA voiceover workshop students invited. Applicants should supply USB drive to record work progress. Optional production of demo tape available at additional cost. Actual voiceover copy will be used for this series. Small classes.

Workshop held at HOLA using the "WhisperRoom". Register early as there is limited enrollment. Registration confirmed upon payment. 



The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center,
located at 107 Suffolk Street 
(between Rivington and Delancey streets), Lower East Side, NYC.
(F to Delancey / J M Z to Essex / 
M9, M14A buses)
Visa, Mastercard and 
American Express cards accepted. 
Call HOLA at (212) 253-1015 to register.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

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.

HOLA member Laura Riveros is part of the cast of Songs About Trains, a celebration of the many cultures that contributed to the building of the cross country rail system in the United States. Through music and performance, we grapple with the thorny realities of immigration, labor, Manifest Destiny, and pillaging of Native American land that are central to our history, while also lifting up the victories of a multicultural, multilingual workforce that made our country what it is today. A Radical Evolution production, and part of the Rough Draft Festival, Songs About Trains will have three performances April 17th - April 18th.  For more information, click here. 


HOLA Awards winner Teatro SEA opened their new show Tango Dancing Cinderella, a bilingual musical of the classic fairytale about a humble girl who works very hard to reach her dreams. With a little bit of magic and, not to mention that she is the best “Tango” dancer in the kingdom, she discovers her self-esteem and Prince Charming. They will be having a special Cinco de Mayo Papel Picado Workshop on Sat., May 5th directly after the show. Children will create their own art project. Only 30 spots available. Directed by Manuel Moran and choreographed by HOLA Award winner Daniel Fetecua. To learn more about the show, click here, and for tickets, click here.

R.Evolución Latina presents To Be Or Not To Be; A Shakespearean Experience, devised under the direction of Luis Salgado in collaboration with Ian Hersey, from the Public Theater, and Leon Insgulsrud, from SITI Company. The piece explores the question of what it means to be an immigrant in the US facing the challenge of the English language, finding their place in society and belonging. The spirit of Raul Julia -one of the first latinos to thrive at the classical Shakespearean work at the Public Theater in NYC- will guide the characters into the light and self-acceptance they need to open the doors of possibilities and together break the walls that hinder their potential in our society today. R.Evolución Latina is beyond thrilled to at last use the works of Shakespeare in a way that can celebrate community as a whole. R.Evolución Latina partners with Pregones/PRTT Raul Julia Training unit, furthering the legacy of Myriam Colón. Directed by Luis Salgado, the show will play April 4th through April 7th at Harlem School of the Arts. For more info and tickets, click here

HOLA member Victor Cruz appears in the new BP commercial "Clean Your Engine". Congratulations, Victor! You can see the video by clicking here.\

HOLA member Sandie Luna presents Modesteat, a multimedia project taking back the image of brown bodies in the role of mother and demystifying the act of breastfeeding. The show will take place over two floors of installations. Modesteat will take place at Punto Space, May 11th - 13th. To RSVP, please email info@puntospace.com.

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?