Thursday, August 30, 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 listed below in boldface.

Félix Solís, shown at right, is a series regular of the upcoming CBS television series "Made in Jersey." The series will air Friday nights in the U.S. In addition, he is a 2012 HOLA Award honoree for Excellence in Television along with Marlene Forté (of the TNT series "Dallas").

Omar Pérez is appearing in Truant Arts: Fast and Loose. Produced by Truant Arts and Access Theater, it is a series of 13 short plays, inspired, written, rehearsed and performed in 48 hours. The event is scheduled to run at the end of August at the Access Theater, located in Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood. For more information (including playwrights, directors and other actors), click here, here or here.

Susana Pérez, shown at left, is joining the cast of All About Meat (The Garcías). Written and directed by Michelangelo Alasá, the show stars Alasá, Mario Bósquez, Antonio Miñino, Pooya Mohseni, Mark Moore, Facundo Rodríguez and Andrés de Vengoechea and is scheduled to run from October through December at the Duo Multicultural Arts Center, located in Manhattan's East Village neighborhood. She booked the gig after reading the casting notice on the e-mail announcements that HOLA sends to its members and self-submitting. For more information, click here.

Working Artists Lab is presenting the West Coast premiere of Mel Nieves' By The Dawn's Early Light, a pair of two one-acts (Los Embrujados [The Haunted Ones] and Midnight Mass), dealing with 9/11. Directed by Héctor Rodríguez and produced by Ángel Fajardo and Jeremy Tomás, the cast stars Lorenzo Callender, Erick Carillo, Gerry Del Sol, Adriana Díaz-Chapa, Fajardo, Misha Gonz-Cirkl, Eddie Martínez, Francisco Medina, Nadia Padilla, Jordan Preston, Ayanery Reyes, and Will Vásquez. The production will have a September run at The Missing Piece Theater in Burbank, California. A portion of the proceeds will benefit a 9/11 rescue workers relief fund. For more information, click here or here.

Like Dinosaurs (Como los dinosaurios), a short film written, starring and directed by Jordi Naro, recently screened at two film festivals: in June at the Collective Film Festival at the Centro Español in New York (in Manhattan's West Village) and in August at the Festival Intrernacional Cinematográfico de Toluca in Toluca de Lerdo, Mexico, Mexico. For more information on the film, click here or here. If you would to see the film, click on the video below (caution: some slight strong language).

Susan Rybin appeared on the CNN en Español program "Notimujer" where she was named "Mujer de la Semana" (Woman of the Week). The video of her interview with Adriana Hauser can be seen below.

CNN Español - NotiMujer con Susan Rybin from Susan Rybin on Vimeo.

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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