Tuesday, October 23, 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.

Liza Colón-Zayasshown at right, will be in the off-Broadway premiere of Quiara Alegría Hudes's Water By The Spoonful. The production won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, making Hudes the first Latina (and second Latino after Nilo Cruz) to win the prize. The play, which had its world premiere at Hartford Stage in Hartford, Connecticut, is the second of a trilogy of plays that began with Elliot: A Soldier's Fugue and will be directed by Davis McCallum. Previews at Second Stage Theatre (located in the theater district of midtown Manhattan) start on December 11, 2012 for an anticipated opening date of January 8, 2013. Besides Colón-Zayas, the company includes Frankie R. Faison, Zabryna Guevara (a 2012 HOLA Award recipient), Bill Heck, Sue Jean Kim and Armando Riesco. To read the article about the production and Ms. Colón-Zayas in Broadway World, click here.

Abraham Makany will be performing in
The Honest Whore. Written by Thomas Dekker and Thomas Middleton, it is part of the late-night theater series called The Shakes. Presented by The Flea Theater, it is the inaugural production of the series, in which five teams of actors helmed by five resident directors each perform an act of a classic forgotten drama. The production will run in October and November at The Flea Theater's eponymous space located in Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood. For more information, click here.

The film Elliot Loves (written and directed by G. Terracino, shown at left) and Beauty (directed by Oliver Hermanus) will be the first two films distributed to regional theaters across the United States from theatrical distribution platform Tagg. The film was produced by Terracino and Elizabeth Gardner and co-produced by Juan Cáceres, stars Robin De Jesús, Elaine Del Valle (a 2012 HOLA Award recipient), Alfredo Narciso (a 2012 HOLA Award recipient), George Ruiz, Dalia Davi, Monte Bezell, Judy Torres (see below), Cedric Leiba, Bobby DeJesús, Denia Brache and Fabio Costaprado in the cast. For more information, check out this article in Indiewire by clicking here.

Judy Torres (see above) is one of the newest models signed to Wilhelmina Models.

Ernesto de Villa Bejjani is directing El deseo de Sofía. Created collectively by the company and based on an idea by De Villa Bejjani, the play is produced by 88 Performing Arts Theatrical Company, stars Elena Mohedano and Richard Trujillo, and will be presented in November as part of the III Festival de Teatro Hispano del Comisionado de Cultura Dominicano en Nueva York at its namesake space located in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood.

Jeannie Sol performed her cabaret show at Mamajuana's Café, located in Manhattan's Upper West Side.

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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