Monday, May 16, 2011

HOLA Member Bochinche

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

J.W. Cortés and Jeffrey Hernández, shown at left, booked roles in the musical Soldier's Song (written by Jim Cohen and Lee Drexler) due to an HOLA referral. The play is set for a July run and will take place in the Poets Den Theater in Manhattan's El Barrio neighborhood.

Horse Trade Theater Group is presenting Graciela Berger Wegsman's play Memory is a Culinary Affair. Directed by Fabián González, the cast consists of George Bass, Ben Bucher, Michelle Concha, Ydaiber Orozco, Mariana Parma and Ronald Sarcos and is scheduled for a June run in the Red Room in the East Village of Manhattan.

The Latino International Theater Festival of New York, Inc. is presenting the fifth annual TeatroStageFest. Works will take place all over the city between June 4-18, 2011 and include the following productions.

They Call Me La Lupe, Luis Caballero and James Manos, Jr.'s solo show about the life of Cuban singer Guadalupe Victoria Yolí Raymond, a.k.a. La Lupe, stars Lauren Vélez and is directed by Verónica Caicedo with music by Ángel R. Rodríguez, Sr. A co-production of Hostos Center for Arts and Culture and La Lupe Productions, the production will take place at the Hostos Center for Arts and Culture in the Mott Haven section of the south Bronx.

My Audition for Almódovar, Alberto Ferreras and Inma Heredia's solo show about a Spanish actress with an accent who desires to audition for the only director who could make her a star... Pedro Almódovar, stars Heredia and is directed by Ferreras. The production will take place at Centro Español in Manhattan's West Village neighborhood.

Mi bebé es un héroe, Eduardo Navas' puppet play about Prince Azulito and his beloved Princess Perlita, is directed by Navas and stars Navas and Gredivel Vásquez. Produced by Scaramouches Latin Children's Traveling Theater, the production will have a date at the Amistad Dual Language School in Manhattan's Inwood neighborhood and a date at Instituto Cervantes in the East Side of Manhattan.

For more information about these productions and others in the festival, click here.

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