Thursday, October 25, 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.

Vanessa Verdugashown at right, was the subject of a profile in Latin Heat for her webseries "Justice Woman," which she created, wrote, directed and produced, and in which she stars as the titular character. To read the blog, click here 

Teatro SEA is presenting A 3 voces. Created and directed by Manuel A. Morán, the musical revue features some of the most romantic songs from Latin America's greatest trios, features Morán, Ana Campos, Iván Alexander Bautista and Edwin Vázquez (backed by a five-piece band) in the cast and will run from October 2012 through February 2013 at Teatro SEA's eponymous theater, located in the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood. For more information, click here.

2012 HOLA Award recipient J.W. Cortés, shown at left, is scheduled to sing the national anthem before the New York Knicks-Dallas Mavericks game at New York's Madison Square Garden on November 9, 2012. He is also featured in articles by Zona de Sabor, the New York Daily News and on the nationally syndicated program "Access Hollywood" twice (article + video interview). Click on each link in the previous sentence to read and/or see more about him. To know more about all thing Cortés, click here.

Rodney Roldán booked an industrial for DuPont and a role on Nurse Jackie" (Showtime).

Repertorio Español will present a reading of Michael Bettencourt's play Esquina as part of its 2012 MetLife Nuestras Voces National Playwriting Competition Reading Series. Directed by Gamaliel Valle Rosa, the play features 2012 HOLA Award recipient Miriam Cruz, Frank Robles, Plinio Villablanca, Edna Lee Figueroa, Megan Branch, Julián Juaquín, Rafael Albarrán, Shakira Barrera, Diana Carolina González and Keith Foster in the cast. The reading will take place at the end of October at Repertorio's namesake theater in the Rose Hill section of Manhattan. Some of the cast members booked the roles after reading about the casting notice in the e-mail notices HOLA sends to its members. For more information, click here. [Shown above, clockwise from top left, are Cruz, Robles, Figueroa, Barrera, González, Juaquín, Villablanca.]

Also presented at Repertorio Español as part of its 2012 MetLife Nuestras Voces National Playwriting Competition Reading Series
was Agustín Meléndez's play Exclusiva. Directed by Gerardo Gudiño, it featured the talents of 2012 HOLA Award recipient Zulema Clares, 2012 HOLA Award recipient Ana Grosse, 2012 HOLA Award recipient Alfredo Huereca, Pep Muñoz, Eric Robledo, Israel Hernández and Sandor Juan.

Loren Escandón booked a commercial for Metroplus Medicare, which can be seen by clicking on the screen below.

The film Re-Igniting Hope (written by Iván Goris, directed by Arian Blanco and edited by Sonny Khan) is in production. The film is produced by Exploits on the Hudson and stars Nixon César, Ashton Pina and Duval Chamberlain. To see the short film (where HOLA receives a thank you credit), click on the screen below.

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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