Friday, July 2, 2010

HOLA Member Bochinche

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

The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre's Musical Theatre Unit presented its second annual showcase of new works. Under the direction of Isidore Elias, the unit presented ten-minute musicals and excerpts from full-length works. The showcase took place at the PRTT's eponymous theater in the theater district of midtown Manhattan and featured the works of Jean-Marc Berne, Jorge Castro, Darryl Curry, Noemí de la Puente, Eduardo Estarellas, George Joshua, Jaime Lozano, David Ogrin, Cyré Rodríguez, Claire Tran and Scott Tran and the talents Berne, Don Castro, Sylvia Roldán Dohi, Ilene Echavarría, Geisha Otero, Chester Poon, Juan Carlos Rodríguez, Andrea Sosa, Blanca Vásquez and others.

TeatroStageFest presented its fourth annual festival of theater from the U.S., Latin America and Spain. Some of their offerings are below.

Oh! Yantay, written and directed by Walter Ventosilla based on the Incan tale of Ollantay, took place in the Instituto Cervantes in the East Side of Manhattan and featured Marisol Carrere, Anna Estrada and William Saquicela in the cast.

I Want You By My Side, written by Tere Martínez (adapted from Quiero que estés a mi lado by Pati Domenech) and directed by Arian Blanco, took place at Teatro IATI in Manhattan's East Village, featured stage management by Karina Alós and the talents of Howard Collado, Anita Kalathara and Miriam Morales in the cast.

• TeatroStageFest's first staged reading series featured works by seven writers from Spain, the Dominican Republic and New York. Called The Authors' Voice, the readings were directed by Puy Navarro, Roberto Cambeiro and Berioska Ipinza, respectively, the readings took place at Instituto Cervantes and Teatro IATI and featured the talents of Winston Estévez, Fabián González, Pietro González, A.B. Lugo, Ydaiber Orozco, Betsy Pujols, Laura Spalding, Carlos Valencia and Teresa Yenque.

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