Friday, April 4, 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.

John Leguizamo, shown at right, is on the cover of Latin Trends magazine. In the magazine, he talks about the HBO screening of his self-penned solo show Ghetto Klown (directed by Fisher Stevens), and his upcoming films Chef (written and directed by Jon Favreau and also starring Favreau; Scarlett Johansson; Robert Downey, Jr.; Dustin Hoffman; Bobby Cannavale; Amy Sedaris and Garry Shandling), Cymbeline (written by William Shakespeare and directed by Michael Almereyda and also starring Dakota Johnson, Milla Jovovich, Ethan Hawke and Ed Harris), Stealing Cars (written by Will Aldis and Steve Mackall, directed by Bradley Kaplan and also starring William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman) and Fugly! (written by Kathy DeMarco and Leguizamo, directed by Alfredo De Villa and also starring Radha Mitchell, Rosie Pérez, Olga Merediz, Griffin Dunne, Felix Solis, Frank Rodríguez, Ally Sheedy and Yul Vásquez). For more information, click here or here.

Raquel Almazán's new play Dar A Luz will be produced by Theater Masters as part of Take Ten: 2014 National MFA Playwrights Festival, taking place in April at the American Theater of Actors in the Hell's Kitchen/Clinton area of Manhattan. The plays in the festival will be directed by Stephen Cedars, Daisy Walker and Joseph Ward. For more information, click here.

Mel Nieves booked a role on "The Leftovers" (HBO).

Omar Pérez was interviewed by Rhina Valentín for the talk show "Open" (BronxNet), where he previewed a piece of his self-penned solo show Rhapsodia (directed by Mino Lora), which will premiere in April at the Fourth Street Theater in Manhattan's East Village as part of The ONE Festival. For more information on the artist, click here. For more information on the production, click here. To see the interview and preview (complete with additional performance by Valentín), click on the video 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 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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