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