Tuesday, May 17, 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.

Elizabeth Rivera de García is performing her poetry at Heaven on the Hudson. A celebration of the art, poetry, music and cuisine of Afro-Latino and Caribbean culture, she is performing in a lineup that includes Ruperto Vanderpool, J. Skye Cabrera, El Poeta, Taína Brooklyn Poet, Leticia M. Reyes and Stacey Griffin. Music will be provided by DJ Duce Martínez and Bambino Beatz. The evening is set to take place in on May 25 at the Hudson River Café in the West Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan.

Multitalented Gladys K. Nilsen e-mailed us to let us that she returned from Nassau, Bahamas, where she sang at the Sandals Royal Bahamian resort to great success. She just completed her first book entitled On A Sad, Gray Afternoon. For more information on the book or to buy it, click here. She is also set to act in a new film entitled Suddenly from Sunnyside Films.

PinPuppets Productions, in association with East Harlem Presents, is presenting the comedy The Importance of Doing Art. Written by Susannah Dalton and directed by José Ignacio Vivero, the production stars Tom Morf, Nick O'Neil, Sara Hendricks, Carissa Dagenais, Paul de Vries and will be presenting in August at the Poets Den Theater in Manhattan's El Barrio neighborhood.

The 56th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards, considered by many to be Off-Broadway's highest honor, were presented May 16 at Webster Hall in the East Village. Informally structured, with no strict categories, they honor excellence in every aspect of off-Broadway theatre. The Obie Awards publish no nominations, and judges may give multiple Obies in any category, or even invent new categories, to reward exceptional artistic merit. This year's awards honored Kristoffer Díaz with the Best New American Play for The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (the award is accompanied by a $1,000 award as well) and René Buch and Repertorio Español for Lifetime Achievement. For more information, go to this site.

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

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