Friday, March 22, 2013

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, performance or similarly artistic gigs and/or recognition in the media. The names of HOLA members and Friends of HOLA are listed below in boldface.

The hit solo show Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat You! is being turned into a musical. Written and performed by Jay Álvarez, shown at right, and directed by Theresa Gambacorta, the piece will now have compositions written for it by multiple Grammy winner Paquito D'Rivera and Gaby Gold. A workshop of the piece will be produced by Centro Cultural Cubano de Nueva York in May at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater Space at Symphony Space in Manhattan's Upper West Side. Joining D'Rivera and Álvarez on the stage will be Tony nominee Olga Merediz and Broadway star Tony Chiroldes. For more information on the event, click here or here.

Elaine Del Valle performed stand up comedy at Governor's Comedy Club in Levittown, New York.

Milteri Tucker and Bombazo Dance Company will be performing Leró. The dance piece, choreographed by Tucker, will have its world premiere at Casita María in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx. For more information, click here.

J.F. Seary
has been busy as of late. She performed at Dance Speaks. Produced by In It For Life Productions, the event took place in March at Saint Clements Theatre, located in the theater district of midtown Manhattan. She will follow this up with spoken word performances in the final weekend of March at the Baha'i Unity Center (near Manhattan's Union Square) and at Barnard College (located in Columbia University in Manhattan's West Harlem area), presented by Urban Juke Joint and The Latino Authors & Writers Society, respectively. Finally, she will be acting in a production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues/Los monólogos de la vagina. The show will alternate performances in English and Spanish and will take place in May at La Casa Azul Bookstore in Manhattan’s El Barrio neighborhood. For more information, click here.

Josean Ortiz
will be starring opposite Maribel Quiñones and Luis Muñoz in the Amigos del Corralón production La Pasión de Jesucristo según Judas. Written by Ortiz and directed by Luis Caballero and Josean Ortiz, the production is slated for a late March run at the Corralón de San José in the Viejo San Juan area of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

El Gringuito, the solo show written and performed by Éric-Dominique Pérez, shown at left, was awarded third place in the Best Play category at the 2013 Downtown Urban Theater Festival (DUTF). The play, which performed to a sold out house, was directed by A.B. Lugo and assistant directed by Billy Martín Mejía. One can read the BroadwayWorld article (in the off-off-Broadway section), in which the award recipients are listed, by clicking here.

Ed Trucco has just been cast in Mariquitas. Written by Eduardo Machado and directed by Michael Domitrovich, the play (also starring Liam Torres) is scheduled for an April and May run in Theater for the New City, located in Manhattan's East Village.

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?

No comments: