Wednesday, March 7, 2012

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.

Iván Camilo, shown at right, was the subject of an article in the Puerto Rican newspaper Primera Hora. It talks of him as an actor and of his current project, his starring role in the feature film Under My Nails (written by Kisha Tikina Burgos; directed by Ari Maniel Cruz; and starring Burgos, Maité Bonilla, Marilú Acosta, Rosie Berrido, Dolores Pedro, Enrique Juliá, Miranda Purcell and Antonio Pantojas). To read the article (which is in Spanish), click here.

Robmariel Olea, shown at left, is the subject of a piece in the Dominican weekly magazine Estilos (March 2, 2012 issue). To read the article (which is in Spanish), click here and scroll across to find it (pages 38 and 39 on the online version).

Laura Riveros will be acting in the play Mae Jemison. Written and directed by Jacqueline Wade, the show is about the first African American female astronaut in space. Produced by Women of Color Productions, it will have a run in March at Riverbank State Park in Manhattan's Harlem neighborhood. For more information, click here. She will also be part of the benefit entitled Shinsai-Theatres for Japan: Brooklyn. Produced by Hybrid Theatre Works, the event is a benefit for the Japanese theater community affected by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and will take place on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at Magic Futurebox in the Greenwood Heights area of Brooklyn. For more information or to make a donation for the cause, click here.

Johnathan Cedano will be performing in the solo show Confessions of a Homo Thug Porn Star. Written and directed by James Earl Hardy, the show is having its New England premiere after productions in New York and Washington, DC. Produced by HBGC, the show will have an April run in Hibernian Hall in Roxbury, Massachusetts. For more information, click here.

Charles Rice-González, shown at right, was named one of the 11 Top Gay Activists Who Have Broken Boundaries by the Huffington Post. He joined a list which includes entertainer Ricky Martin and ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero. For more information, click here.

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