Thursday, April 24, 2014

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.

Jennifer Mercedes, shown at right, was profiled in the Bella's Fashionista blog, where her career as a sportscaster in her television series "La Chica Deportes" (named after her nickname– the title roughly translates from Spanish as "The Sports Girl") is profiled. The blog named her Bella's Empower– Latina of the Week. To read the blog (which is in Spanish), click here.

Caridad de la Luz (La Bruja)José Roldán, Jr.; and Christina Pagán will star alongside Albania Matos, Graciano Matos and Reyes in Crimes Against Humanity. Written by Reyes and Luis Rosa and directed by Reyes, the play is set to be filmed at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse in Manhattan's El Barrio neighborhood. For more information, click here.

Ruthy Otero, shown at left, was profiled in Examiner, where she was interviewed about her solo show Dancing With My Demons (directed by Kim Ima with additional direction by Loren E. Chadima), which is part of The One Festival, currently running at the 4th Street Theater in the East Village area of Manhattan. To read the interview, click here.

TEBA is presenting Las cenizas de Troya, based on the Euripides play Las troyanas. Directed by J. Edgar Mozoub, the play stars Caridad del Valle, Xiomara Cintrón, Elena Mohedano, Yvette Quintero, Agar García and Héctor Luis Rivera and will have a run in May and June at the Broadway Blackbox Theater in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood.

E3Outlaws Productions is presenting Reyes y Reyes. A musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, or What You Will, it is written and directed by Enmanuel García Villavicencio and stars Jorge Daniel, Diana Carolina Pou, Enrique Jiménez, Paul Montoya, Zulaika Velázquez, Yanet Betances, Claudio Weisz, Ricki Villar, Albert Peña, Anderson Mendoza, Roberto Adolpho and Edison Carrera. The production will take place in May at the Red Carpet Theater in Manhattan's El Barrio neighborhood.

Teatro SEA and Manuel A. Morán are presenting My Superhero, Roberto Clemente. A new bilingual musical for children, it is written by Morán (book, co-lyrics, co-music) and Alejandro Zuleta (co-lyrics, co-music), it was translated by Richard Marino, Kristián Otero Morán and Antonio Valle and will be directed by Morán, with a run in May and June at SEA's namesake theater in the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in the Loísaida neighborhood of Manhattan. The production features Jorge Castilla, Miranda Childers, Ann Flanigan, Alan González and Jesús E. Martínez in the cast.

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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