Saturday, December 31, 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.

Yanelba Ferreira, shown at left, booked a role in the web series "Happy Cancer Chick." Written by Linda Nieves-Powell and Jenny Lídice Saldaña and directed by Nieves Powell, Ferreira will play the sister of the series lead, played by Saldaña. The webseries will premiere in March 2012. (She booked the gig after reading about the casting notice on one of HOLA's e-mail announcement notices and submitting herself. Coincidentally, her mother auditioned for the role of Saldaña and Ferreira's mother-- and booked the gig as well.)

Caridad De La Luz is scheduled to ring in the new year by performing with Grammy-nominated bandleader Bobby Sanábria and his Quarteto Aché at the famed Nuyorican Poets' Café located in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood.

Robin De Jesús is scheduled to act in the production of Two Gentlemen of Verona (a rock opera). Based on Shakespeare's play of the same name, the musical was created by Galt MacDermot, John Guare and Mel Shapiro. It will be directed by Amanda Dehnert, with musical direction by George Fulginiti-Shakar and choreography by Spencer Liff. Scheduled for a late January run, the production will also star Terence Archie, Florrie Bagel, Tom Deckman, Eleasha Gamble, Arielle Jacobs, Javier Muñoz, Manu Narayan, Ken Page, Danny Rutigliano and Juan Carlos Sánchez and will take place at Sidney Harman Hall in The Shakespeare Theatre Company in the North West section of Washington, District of Columbia. For more information, click here.

Mauricio Alexander wrote, directed and stars in the humorous holiday short, called A Special Holiday Digital Short. Also starring Angel Picard-Ami, Leyla Tatiana Rosario and the voice of Anna Lamadrid, it was produced by X-Mas Tequila, in association with Alexander Media and can be seen on the popular website Funny or Die or below.

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