Friday, September 11, 2009

HOLA Member Bochinche

Bochinche refers to "gossip." In this sense, we use it to mention HOLA members who are getting acting gigs.

Ydaiber Orozco, at left, sent us an e-mail to tell us that "thanks to HOLA, I received a call from a casting director who saw my photo in the [HOLA online directory]. I then auditioned and booked the job as the Symbicort website spokesperson in Spanish. Thank you, HOLA!"

María Teresa Silva, at right, also e-mailed us to say she booked a role on a telenovela pilot after reading about it on one of our HOLA casting notices. She writes, "It was truly a very nice experience. Everyone demonstrated professionalism. Once again, thank you. Your organization is great!"

Bárbara Bonilla, at left, booked a Bristol-Myers Squibb pamphlet shoot after being spotted on the HOLA online director by a casting director.

Jean-Marc Berne recorded a voiceovers in Spanish for Touchstone Health, National Fair Housing Alliance (which he also got to co-produce) McDonald's and Intermart (the last for the Dominican Republic market); an English medical narration for Cryptom; and a voiceover in Haitian Creole (kreyól) for Western Union.

Bernardo Cubría and Luis Vega headline the cast of José Rivera's Boleros for the Disenchanted. Directed by Bruce Miller, the play is being produced by and at Barksdale Theater in Richmond, Virginia.

Repertorio Español is opening its new season with a musical adpatation of Mario Vargas Llosa's Pantaleón y sus visitadoras. Directed by Jorge Alí Triana, it has a book and lyrics by Triana and Verónica Triana and music by Grammy nominee Andrés Cabas. The cast includes The production counts with a stellar cast that includes 2009 HOLA Award recipients Denise Quiñones, Selenis Leyva, Marcelo Rodríguez, Modesto Lacén, Zulema Clares and Sunilda Caraballo (who is also doing the choreography); Anthony Álvarez, Silvia Sierra, Ricardo Barber, Raúl Durán, Mónica Pérez Brandes, Ricardo Hinoa, Yanko Bakulic, Eric Robledo and Jessica Florí and the production is set to premiere in October 2009 at Repertorio's eponymous theater located in the Rose Hill section of Manhattan.

Emilio Delgado, along with the rest of the cast of the PBS program "Sesame Street," received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Daytime Emmys. He followed this up with a gig singing with the band Pink Martini at the famed Hollywood Bowl in California.

If you are an HOLA member and want to submit a bochinche item, send us an e-mail at If you are not an HOLA member, why not join?

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