Wednesday, December 1, 2010

HOLA Member Bochinche

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

Issy Tavares, left and in character at right, e-mailed us to let us know that he was cast as a Mayan warrior in a TV special for The History Channel after the casting director saw his photo in the HOLA online talent directory. He adds, "Thank you for helping me rise in the entertainment industry."

The Society of Educational Arts/Sociedad Educativa de los Artes is presenting their show La muela del rey Farfán. A zarzuela written by brothers Serafín Álvarez Quintero and Joaquín Álvarez Quintero, the production is directed by Manuel A. Morán and will be presented for a December run in the Teatro Francisco Arriví in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The cast includes Morán, Jesús E. Martínez and Francisco Fuertes.

Danisarte presented Pasaporte Cultural, a series of short plays for children, for a December run at the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center in Manhattan's El Barrio neighborhood. The plays were written by Leandro Comrie, Sonia Suárez Schwartz and Juan Guzmán and featured Edison Carrera, Alicia Kaplan, Noëlle Mauri, Julio Ortega and Miguel Rangel in the cast.

Willets Point, the film written and directed by T.J. Collins, is playing in art house theaters in New York. The film stars Lorraine Rodríguez, Alfredo Romeo Suárez and Milagros Rivera.

A.B. Lugo, Venuz Delmar and Mateo Gómez are set to appear in Cynthia and Michael Marion's musical Is There Room in Your Heart? The show, directed by José A. Esquea (with musical direction by Marta Ann Dees and choreography by Basil Rojas) is being produced by Teatro LATEA and Say What? NYC Productions and is scheduled for a December run in LATEA's eponymous theater in the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Theater (home to HOLA) in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood.

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