Wednesday, May 18, 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. The names of HOLA members are in boldface.

Modesto Lacén was subject to a feature article on him in People en Español's website. Read the article (text is in Spanish) written by Vicglamar Torres by clicking here.

Ángel Dillemuth's play How I Survive is being presented in June as part of the DC Black Theater Festival. Produced by Daryl Sledge, directed by Bridget Leak, the production stars Alexis Suárez and Shaz Khan and will take place at the August Wilson Stage at The Studio Theatre in the North West area of Washington, District of Columbia. For more information, click here.

Lucio Fernández is presenting his new cabaret show, provocatively titled Lucio... Less Cuban Than Ever. Also starring Larry Piscitelli, Amy Smith and Megan Fernández, the show is directed by Lennie Watts (with musical Direction by Mark Goodman and choreography by Megan Fernández) and scheduled for an October and November run at the Laurie Beechman Theater in the theater district of midtown Manhattan. In addition, he is one of the co-producers of the new weekly news program "A Week In Review" on Hudson County TV. For more information, click here.

Elizabeth Rivera de García is performing her poetry at the event Poetry and Prose on Puerto Rican Identity, Place and History. Produced by Haiku Empire, the event will also feature Odilia Rivera Santos, Aime Alonzo and Mery J. Tróchez and take place on June 5 at Lolita's Bar and Lounge in the Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood.

Repertorio Español is presenting the world premiere of Lina Gallegos' play Locuras en Wichita (Wild in Wichita). The winning play of the MetLife Nuestras Voces National Playwriting Competition, the production is directed by Luis Fernández and stars Míriam Cruz, Frank Robles, Dennis Vargas and Silvia Sierra and will have a June run at Repertorio Español, located in the Rose Hill section of Manhattan.

Mara Sánchez will be singing on May 21, 2011 at 4pm at the world famous Apollo Theater (located in Manhattan's Harlem neighborhood) as part of the theater's Education Department workshop series. She will be accompanied by Alessandro Roveri on the piano and by Solomon Hicks on the guitar. The event is free and open to the public.

Kenny Ortega will be hosting a fundraiser produced by 100 Hispanic Men featuring standup comics Bill Santiago, Víctor Cruz and Francisco Aldorando. The fundraiser will occur on May 26, 2011 at 7pm at the FB Lounge in Manhattan's El Barrio neighborhood and is to help pay for surgery costs for a local child. For more information, click here.

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