Monday, August 19, 2019

HOLA Member, Asier Kintana, will be performing in

The Sumatran Dancer 

this week at The Hudson Guild Theatre, located at 
441 West 26th Street, NYC. CLICK HERE for tickets.

THE SUMATRAN DANCER - by Anthony Barone

Erotic dance has delivered Mata Hari from poverty. She's famous in Paris among generals and aristocrats. But World War I changes everything. The clubs are empty and debts mount. Before she and her Russian lover can escape the horrors she's targeted by an obsessive spy catcher. Her life is in jeopardy.

Tuesday - August 20th at 9:00pm
Wednesday - August 21st at 6:15pm
Saturday - August 24th at 4:00pm

CLICK HERE for tickets.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Member Spotlight - Mario Peguero in

Filomena Marturano
Un matrimonio a la caribeña

Debuts this Saturday, July 20, 2019 
@ 8:00pm

Repertorio Español
138 East 27th St, Manhattan, NY


By Eduardo De Filippo | Directed by Leyma López

Meet the talented Playwright, Eduardo De Filippo, behind this great Italian masterpiece for the theatre. Repertorio Español Director, Leyma López is proud to introduce De Filippos work and turn it into Carribean style with beautiful talent from many Spanish speaking countries including Cuba, Spain, Dominican Republic, Venezuela and Puerto Rico.
Go to El Camerino website for full article. See Repertorio Español for more performance dates. 

Friday, June 28, 2019

Javier Chapa and Simon Wise of Mucho Mas Media and Donald De Line will be
producing a film based on Jenni Rivera’s life, with Kate Lanier penning the script.

Regulo Caro announced the release of a new reality show, centered around his family,
titled Una Familia Regular. The show will premiere via his official YouTube channel
this Sunday.

Check out more on the latest in Latin entertainment 
online at Latino Loop

Saturday, June 15, 2019


Member Eduardo Ramos is in a episode of the new Comedy Central Series: Alternatino
Full episode here. Go to 14:00 for scene "The Date: Part Three."

In this sketch series, Arturo Castro attempts to navigate life as a Latin millennial in the U.S. Satirizing everything from modern dating to American culture to politics, Alternatino brings a fresh point of view to the Latinx experience.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

June 26th thru June 29th, 7:30pm
Pregones Theater
571 Walton Ave. Bronx, NY 10451


We are excited to announce our 4 performances of THE TEMPEST, a theater piece directed by Luis Salgado. These performances are the result of creative collaboration between professional and aspiring artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, and New York City.

This riveting and multilingual production crowns this year’s joint run of the Beyond Workshop Series and Raúl Juliá Training Unit with a 21st Century Latinx take on Shakespeare. The Bard of Avon’s heightened language meets the rich sonority and rhythms of Latinx cultures, and artists get to bring their full selves to bear on the story’s comedy, drama, betrayal, and magic!

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Luis Salgado
Devised by Ian Hersey, Leon Ingulsrud and Luis Salgado

Alice Roschuni, Emily Tafur, Francisco J. Rivera Rodriguez, Genesis Perdomo, Ismael Castillo, Jessica Carmona, Johanna Jhonston Bermudez, John Burgos, Josefina Lausirica, Laura D. Bustamante Lopez, Lisa Burgos, Maria J. Gutierrez Beron, Mariana Herrera Juri, Marlon Fernando Reina, Matthew Ting, Megan Khaziran, Melibelle Lavandier, Laura Lebrón, Richel Ruiz, Samantha, Wallington, Samuel Garnica, Tatiana Ronderos, Valeria Pérez, Vanina Frezza,Victoria Ric

Choreography Matthew Steffens, Ray Mercer, Valeria Cossu, Gabriela García
Lighting design Christopher Annas-Lee
Music Director Desmar Guevara

R.Evolución Latina partners with Pregones/PRTT Raul Julia Training unit, furthering the legacy of Miriam Colón and Raul Julia

Congratulations to Sergio Trujillo

2019 Tony Awards for Best Choreography

Sergio Trujillo, Colombian-born Broadway choreographer, wins Tony Award for best choreography for his work on Ain't Too Proud.

"I arrived in New York City over 30 years ago as an illegal immigrant," said Trujillo. "I stand here as proof for all those Dreamers...Keep on fighting, because change will come!"

ain't too proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations 
Imperial Theatre
249 West 45th St.

Click here for NBC NEWS article.

Saturday, June 8, 2019


FREE public reading at NY's IATI theater of 
HOLA Member, Marco Antonio Rodriguez's new play

Fri, June 14th at 8pm
IATI Theater
64 E. 4th St. NYC 10003

A new play in English written by Marco Antonio Rodriguez
As part of IATI's CIMIENTOS Play Development Program
Directed by Jorge B. Merced
Starring:  Elise Santora  & Jose Maria Aguila.

After being taken, imprisoned and tortured for what has been deemed a “shameful” lifestyle, a man returns to his hometown to face the woman who will determine his fate.  As the clock inches towards a final decision, the battle for life, truth and understanding is shaken by unexpected revelations that challenge preconceived ideas and the true meaning of unconditional love.

Go to IATI Theater website for more details.


Luis Carlos de la Lombana                             Scene from El Credito                    

HOLA Member, Luis Carlos de la Lombana, is appearing at Repertorio Español in EL CRÉDITO and EL CORONEL NO TIENE QUIEN LE ESCRIBA.  

He has also appeared in the tv episodic, BLACKLIST, as “Robert Vesco” (ep. 613), in the opening scene alongside James Spader.

Go to Repertorio Español website for more details and to buy tickets. 

HOLA Member Mario Golden's novel "Semillas"
highlighted in article on DESOCUPADO website. 

Mario Golden

"Semillas" is a novel in which varied themes are tackled, such as Gabriel's broken dreams, the dark entrails of power and torture, the struggle for homosexual liberation and his love affair with the trade union left, the naivety of love and of human relations, the sorority of feminist women or not with gays; nonetheless it focuses the gaze of the gay world through the eyes of Gabriel; a young man dissatisfied with how he lives his sexuality, how the gay world offers him to live it, in front of which he rebels and questions the desire, love, relationships, but also the sociopolitical context in which he lives.

Go to Desocupado website to read article.

Thursday, May 30, 2019


Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director, Presents:
By Victor Vauban Junior
Directed by Victor Vauban Junior

MAY 30 – JUNE 16
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8PM, Sunday at 3PM

155 First Avenue 
(Between 9th and 10th Streets)
New York, NY 10003
Telephone: (212) 254-1109
Click to buy tickets.**

**Discount available to HOLA members at the box office only.
Email Monica at for more details.
How well do we know ourselves? How well do we know our family members? Why sometimes, we don’t get along with a family member or a neighbor? Dr. King once said, “People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don't know each other; they don't know each other because they have not communicated with each other.”

“T.R.U.T.H.” is a gut-wrenching social drama that depicts two different moments in our society where innocent lives take unexpected turns. There are men behind bars trying to make sense of the reasons that landed them there, or a teenager transgender girl in desperate pursuit of acceptance at home and in society. This piece seeks to ignite a conversation with a different perspective on topics afflicting our society today and at the same time to bring awareness to the reasons why America is the number one country in the world with the biggest population of incarcerated men of color. Why it is so hard to accept a family member who does not fit the model society has already established for us? Many may think they have the answer to everything until they see this play.


Xavier Michael, Janet Conroy-Quirk, Valery Vincent, Kevin Leonard, Daniel Lugo, Marlene Villafane, Yvette Quintero, Estiven Quezada, Tyler Ortiz and Andy Price.
TECHNICAL / PRODUCTION STAFFVictor Vauban Junior – Selear Duke – Jarel Williams – Geoffrey Christopher

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Join HOLA Member Monica Delgado in a screening of her film
Bx3M @ LATEA'S Open Screen

Tuesday, June 4th @ 7pm
May 11, 18, 25 and June 1
For Maria and Mona, graduation means fulfilling a dream. For Michael, it means dashing all hope of a better future. You either make the grade or you don’t – in academics or love – and that makes all the difference. A timeless story of love and revenge, drugs and violence… Breaking free of the past to love and be loved. BX3M: Sometimes love is the endgame. 

Cirque du Soleil is celebrating Mexico with it's new show


Cirque du Soleil is bringing LUZIA to New York! Experience rain under the big top, jaw dropping acts and larger than life props in this unique production unlike any show you have ever seen before. LUZIA now playing through June 9. Get ready to be transported to a surreal world of wonders! Buy your tickets at

Saturday, May 18, 2019


Starring HOLA Member 
Angela Perez

Mr. Oscar, Mrs. Osaura, little Oscarito and of course the over curious, super-snooping Ricitos, or Goldilocks, lead audiences on a comical adventure as Goldilocks confronts the three bears and has to learn to take responsibility, say sorry and make friends.

Performances run Saturdays, May 11th, 18th and 25th and June 1st at 11am 
Teatro SEA, 107 Suffolk Street, NY. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Hollywood Reporter Article

(as reported on The Hollywood Reporter Online, 5/3/2019)

Amid Hollywood's Call for Diversity, Where Are the Latinx Movie Stars?

by Mia Gallupo

Despite an audience that goes to the movies more than any other demo ("a sure thing," notes one studio exec), insiders say onscreen representation won't improve until Hollywood sheds some prejudices and takes a chance — "like they do all the time for white actors."

When trying to find funding for an East Los Angeles-set Latinx superhero movie, veteran filmmaker Joe Carnahan took meetings with all of the usual studios, production companies and financiers. Carnahan, whose directing credits include The Grey, Smokin' Aces and Narc, wrote El Chicano on spec with longtime stunt performer Ben Hernandez Bray — making his feature-directing debut on the project — and teamed with Lorenzo di Bonaventura and actor Frank Grillo as producers. "Everyone passed," says Carnahan, who remembers one studio note in particular: "If you could figure out a Caucasian influence, that will help its prospects."

Carnahan and team instead turned to Canada to find funding with first-time financiers. "It took a bunch of Canadian hockey fans to get behind an all-Latino movie set in East L.A.," Carnahan says of the $8 million project, which stars Raúl Castillo and George Lopez. Tom Ortenberg will distribute the film via his Briarcliff Entertainment to roughly 1,000 theaters during Cinco de Mayo weekend.

Go to The Hollywood Reporter site for full article. 

Prime Latino Media Session May 15 2019


NY’s only monthly series for indie Latino 
multimedia-makers, actors & musicians.
Wednesday, May 15th, 7-10:30PM
The Green Room in New World Stages

“A support network to advocate, promote & advance mainstream & Latino projects & careers in English & Spanish from the East Coast to the Caribbean.”
The Future is now. Whether it’s 11 Emmy’s, leaving your country where you had a successful career to perform in the States or you’re 13 and you have a Netflix series under your belt; the question is: “What’s next? You’re only as good as your next project. Yes, we dream, sacrifice and work hard to reach all our goals. Join us for inspirational interviews, networking, conversation and of course... drinks.

7-8PM - Networking.
Interviews by TIO LOUIE:
8:10PM - Intro and sneak previews with Alicia Kaplan for Requiem & Celebrating Lorca in June and Edna Lee Figueroa at FUERZAfest with L&B in May. 
8:10PM - New Exec. Dir of NY Women in Film & TV (NYWIFT), Cynthia Lopez.
8:40PM - Avery Rodriguez,13-year-old actor plays young versions of Nicky Jam in Netflix TV series and Pablo Escobar in play, The Imagination of Pablo Escobar.
9:10PM: Rafael Sánchez and Omar Nieves roll out their 90-minute show in the Spanish-language play, Smiley at Repertorio Español, June 14-29.
9:30PM - Interview and performance by Puerto Rican-born & principal trumpet of the Mannes School of Music, Raúl Ríos.
10-10:30PM - Networking.

The Green Room, New World Stages
340 W. 50th St (bet. 8th & 9th Aves.)

Next: PRIME LATINO MEDIA Salón July 2019

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Newport Beach Mexican Spotlight - DISCOUNT for HOLA Members

The Newport Beach Film Festival's Mexican Spotlight is offering a $5 discount to HOLA members with code MEXICO5, just follow this link: 

Friday, April 12, 2019

Join us - Luis Galli Book Launch

Join us for the book launch celebration of HOLA member, Luis Galli, who will read from his new novel Mujer Desaparecida, set in Lima, Perú in the 1980s.

Friday 12th April, 6-8pm
Lang Cafe, 65 West 11th St
New York, NY 10011

The book launch panel will include an introduction by Languages Chair, Professor Raúl Rubio and a book commentary by Lang Professor, Silvia Vega Llona.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Prime Latino Media (February 2019) - Afro-Latinas in Media & Entertainment


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


The Green Room in New World Stages 

Wednesday, February 27th @ 7:30pm

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

7th Anniversary
Afro-Latinas in Media & Entertainment

7pm - 8pm - Networking

Interviews by TIO LOUIE:

8pm- PRIME LATINO MEDIA 2019 Community Service Award: Liza Colón Zayas, Actor and member of LAByrinth Theater Company.

8:15pm - Book author published six times & Producer, Sofia Quintero.

8:45pm - Rhina Valentin, actor, TV anchor and Producer

9:15pm - Interview & performance by Latin Grammy award-winning violinist, from Cali, Colombia, Luisa Bastidas.

10pm - 10:30pm - Networking


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

Next: PRIME LATINO MEDIA Salón April 2019