Tuesday, October 15, 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.

2013 HOLA Awards recipient José Roldán, Jr., shown at left, was the subject of a profile and interview in the Welcome2TheBronx blog, where his 2013 HOLA Award for Outstanding Solo Production for his self-penned work, Forgive Me Father For I Have Sinned, is prominently mentioned. To read the interview, click here.

2013 HOLA Awards recipient Vanessa Verduga, shown at left, was cast in a workshop production of the musical Frida. Written by Michael Aman and Dana P. Rowe, the musical about famed Mexican painter Frida Kahlo is directed by María Torres and will be produced by AMAS Musical Theatre Lab in October at the 14th Street Y, located in Manhattan's East Village. The production also stars Natalie Toro, George Salazar and Rénoly Santiago. To read an article in Broadway World about the production, click here.

Gabriel Sloyer, shown at right, booked a voiceover and motion capture role for "Grand Theft Auto V" (Rock Star Games), where he played Oscar Guzmán. For more information, click here.

Gerardo Gudiño nabbed a role in the feature film Little Galicia (written and directed by Alber Ponte).

J.W. Cortés will be performing at Stand Up For Heroes, the annual benefit for the Bob Woodruff Foundation. The benefit will take place on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. Headliners for the event include
Bill Cosby, Bruce Springsteen, Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, Jon Stewart and Roger Waters. For more information about the event, click here. In addition, the short film he wrote and directed (and in which he stars), Conscientious Objector, will receive a screening on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the Bronx Documentary Center, located in The Hub of the South Bronx. The film, which was shot by Edwin Pagán, also stars Giselle Rodríguez Forté, Mônica Steuer, Martín Chávez, Jorge Humberto Hoyos, Kutcha, Marisol Carrere (see below), Gilbert Cruz, Michael Galante, Irene Pérez, Jaime Santana and Kareem Saviñón. For more information, click here or here.

Elaine Del Valle
booked a guest-starring role on an episode of "Blue Bloods" (CBS).

2013 HOLA Awards recipient Billy Martin Mejía, shown at left, booked a lead role in the film La viuda negra (directed by Alejandro Lozano), after the casting director spotted his profile in the HOLA online directory of talent and called him in to audition.

Pablo Andrade filmed a lead role in the film Bad vs. Worse (written and directed by Gus Trapani). For more information about the film, click here. To find out about all things Andrade, click here.

Jay Álvarez, Marisol Carrere (see above), Fulvia Vergel, Paola Poucel, Idalmis García  and María Mercedes Galuppo are in the cast of The Amazing Story of El Hombre Caimán. Based on a Colombian folk tale adapted and directed by Juan Pablo Félix (who also composed original songs for the production), it will be produced by Grace Denoncourt at Columbia Stages as part of its Columbia MFA Theatre program and will have a run in October at Columbia University's Schapiro Theater, located in the West Harlem/Manhattanville neighborhood of Manhattan. For more information about the production, click here.

2013 HOLA Awards recipient Mariana Parma is performing in Recuerdo, tango, a tango dance performance from The Mariela Franganillo Company. The perfomances will happen in October at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University located in the Civic Center area of Manhattan. For more information, click 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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