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?

Saturday, March 17, 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.
Luis Salgado

RAGTIME, directed by HOLA member Luis Salgado, opened this past March 3rd at the Axelrod Performing arts Center in Deal Park, New Jersey to rave reviews! 


"Salgado knows the secret to RAGTIME's success is its connectivity - and his brilliant mix of dance, drama, and visual composition is apparent in every scene. Salgado's staging features a few surprises that won't be divulged here, but that are creatively valid and won't perturb purists. Is this a revisionist RAGTIME?" - BroadwayWorld (read the full review here).


With music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens,  RAGTIME continues its run till March 17th at thAxelrod Performing Arts Center.

After winning Best Supporting Actress at both the Milan International Filmmaker Festival 2016 and the International Film Festival of Berlin in 2017, our own Monica Delgado's film BX3M will be part of this year Havana Film Festival. 


Monica Delgado

For Maria and Mona, graduation means fulfilling a dream. For Michael, it means dashing all hope for a better future. You either make the grade or you don't - in academics or love - and that makes all the difference. 

BX3M will be screened on April 12th, 2017 at 8:30pm, at the AMC Loews 34th Street. Click here to buy your tickets, and click here for more information on the Havana Film Festival 2018.




MEMBER'S SUCCESS STORIES

  • Angela Cove recently wrapped up THE GOLDFINCH, alongside Nicole Kidman.
  • Eduardo Ramos wrapped up an episode of THE DEUCE playing the role of Javier (Ep. 'What Kind of Bad'), as well as an episode of KEVIN CAN WAIT, playing the role of Francisco (Ep. 'Grief Thief').



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?

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Guillermo del Toro wins the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Award for THE SHAPE OF WATER

Winners of the 70th Directors Guild of America Awards were announced Saturday, February 3, 2018 in a non-televised ceremony hosted by Judd Apatow. Prizes were handed out for both film and television by A-list presenters and former DGA winners at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. These awards are voted on annually by members of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) who work in film or television. 
Guillermo del Toro, shown above left, won the DGA Award for Best Film Director for his film The Shape of Water, while Reed Morano walked away with the award for Dramatic Series for "The Handmaid’s Tale", and Jordan Peele also won big with the First-Time Feature Award for Get Out. For more information, including a complete list of winners, click here.

Guillermo del Toro's THE SHAPE OF WATER Receives 13 Oscar Nominations

The 90th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films of 2017 and will take place on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. During the ceremony, AMPAS will present Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories.

Guillermo
del Toro
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Guillermo del Toro's film The Shape of Water was the most nominated film, with 13 nominations. The film is nominated in the following categories– Best Film Editing (Sidney Wolinsky), Best Costume Design (Luis Sequeira), Best Cinematography (Dan Laustsen), Best Production Design (Paul Denham Austerberry, Jeff Melvin, and Shane Vieau), Best Sound Mixing (Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern, and Glen Gauthier), Best Sound Editing (Nathan Robitaille and Nelson Ferreira), Best Original Score (Alexandre Desplat), Best Original Screenplay (del Toro and Vanessa Taylor), Best Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer), Best Supporting Actor (Richard Jenkins), Best Actress (Sally Hawkins), Best Director (del Toro), and Best Picture (Del Toro and J.  Miles Dale).

Also nominated for Oscars this year are Sebastián Lelio, whose film A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) is representing Chile in the Best Foreign Language Film category, and previous Oscar winner Alejandro González Iñárritu, who is receiving a Special Achievement Academy Award for his virtual reality film project Carne y arena.

The Oscar ceremony, televised in the United States by ABC, will be produced by Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd. Television host Jimmy Kimmel will host the ceremony for the second time. In related events, the Academy held its 9th Annual Governors Awards ceremony at the Grand Ballroom of the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, November 11, 2017. For more information, click here.