Monday, August 26, 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. To see what other HOLA members are doing currently, click here.

Rafael Fuentes appeared in the August 2013 issue of Thump: NYC Metro Rabbit News newsletter, where it highlighted his recent turn as the titular character in the musical The Adventures of Super Bunny (written by Michael MacKenzie Wills and Alastair William King and based on a book by Amber L. Spradlin; presented in July at the MainStage Theatre of the WorkShop Theatre Company located in the garment district of midtown Manhattan as part of the Midtown International Theater Festival). To read the article, click on the image at right.

2013 HOLA Award recipient Alfonso Rey and Mafer Rodríguez are mounting a production of Indira Páez's Mujeres de par en par. Directed by Rey, the play will star Mariana Buoninconti, Yajaira Paredes, Annia Bu, 2013 HOLA Awards recipient Zulema Clares, Miriam Pinedo and Rodríguez and have a September run at Arden Theatre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For more information (and to buy tickets), click here.

Carlos A. González recently performed a standup comedy set at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club in Universal City, California. He will also perform on a bill with comedians Tom Ragù, Joe Jack, Nicky Sunshine, Ron Canda, and others, alongside headliner Gina Brillón on Friday, September 27, 2013 at The Duplex in Manhattan's West Village. For more information (or to buy tickets), click here.

Elaine Del Valle, shown at left, reprised her award-winning solo show, Brownsville Bred (directed by Pamela Moller Kareman) last week by the special request of executives at Time Warner at Columbus Circle. After a standing ovation, she was asked to speak on an esteemed panel and offered an esteemed private screening presentation of her recently produced short film, Stereotypically Me (written and directed by Linda Nieves-Powell and starring Andrea Navedo and 2013 HOLA Award recipient Liza Colón-Zayas). For more information, click here. In addition, she is co-producing the short film Lobo: An Orisha Horror Tale (written and directed by Lina Sarrello and starring Sarrello, Gloria Zelaya and Paola Poucel). For more information, click here.  Both productions are currently being submitted to film festivals. For more information about all things Del Valle, click here or here

Marlene Forté can soon be seen on the big screen in My Last Day Without You. The award-winning film is written by Stefan Schaefer and Christph Silber and directed by Schaefer. The film also stars Nicole Beharie, Ken Duken, Laith Nakli and Reg E. Cathey. The film will premiere in select U.S. cities on Friday, October 4, 2013. For more information, click here, here, here or here.

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 live in the New York metropolitan area and want to be an HOLA member, why not join? If you live outside the New York metropolitan area and want to be an HOLA member, you can find out more information on how to do so, by clicking here. If you are not a Friend of HOLA, why not become one?

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