Sunday, May 20, 2012

HOLA Member Bochinche

Bochinche refers to "gossip." In this sense, we use it to mention HOLA members or Friends of HOLA who are getting acting and performance gigs. The names of HOLA members and Friends of HOLA are in boldface.

Mateo Gómez, shown at left, booked a role in the world premiere production of Party People. Written by Universes (Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp and William "Ninja" Ruiz), it was developed and directed by Liesl Tommy and commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (based in Ashland, Oregon, U.S.A.), where it will have a July through November run at the OSF's New Theater. For more information, click here or here. In addition, he will play a role in the William Shakespeare play As You Like It (directed by Jessica Thebus), which will run at the OSF's Elizabethan Stage/Allen Pavilion from June through October. For more information, click here. He booked this show through an HOLA referral.




Mario Golden
and Andreas Robertz
are directing The 2012 Playwrights Unit Festival of Readings and the In Sight Series 18 of the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre. The evening will take place on May 22, 2012 at the PRTT's eponymous theater located in the theater district of midtown Manhattan and will feature work by Selina Hernández, Patricia Martínez, Carlos Mendoza, Cindy Sanábria, Fayma Stewart, María Teresa Silva, Michelle Torres, Caridad Del Valle, Judith Vega and Griselle Vera. The company includes actors Mahammatt Baba, Elle de Amor, Ángel Dillemuth, Inma Heredia, Joseph Menchaca and Éric-Dominique Pérez. For more information, click here. [Actors Baba, Menchaca, Dillemuth and Pérez, shown above, clockwise from top left, booked the roles after the directors saw their headshots in the HOLA online directory of talent and asked them to audition.]

Raquel Almazán is booking work as both a writer and a performer. Her play, The Hopefulness, or La Esperanza, is getting a workshop presentation by the Rising Circle Theater Collective/PlayRISE. Directed By Elise Hernández and featuring the talents of Jenniffer Díaz and Anna Lamadrid, the workshop will be done in June at the Theater Row Studio Theater in the theater district of midtown Manhattan. For more information, click here. In addition, she will present her self-penned solo show Porning The Planet: The De-Sensitiz Nation of a Generation [sic]. Directed by legendary performance artist Penny Arcade, the show will take place at Dixon Place in June at Dixon Place, located in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood. For more information, click here. For more information about her as a performer and writer, click here.

Raoul Daniel Luna
's self-penned solo show, My Last, Best Spouse, was selected as an official selection of Dixon Place's HOT! Festival in July.

Elaine Del Valle will be doing her self-penned solo show, Brownsville Bred, directed by Pamela Moller Kareman, at two schools in the near future. For more information on where she is performing, click here (now viewable on iPhones and iPads).

Héctor Luis Rivera booked a role in the Dominican Republic television series "Mortales" (Telemicro).

If you are an HOLA member or a Friend of HOLA and want to submit a bochinche item, send us an e-mail. If you are not an HOLA member, why not join? If you are not a Friend of HOLA, why not become one?

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