Thursday, June 5, 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.

The New York Daily News released the June edition of VIVA New York, its monthly supplement aimed at its Latino readership, and many HOLA members were highlighted.

Daphne Rubin-Vega is joining the cast of Los monólogos de la vagina. The Spanish-language version of Eve Ensler's award-winning play The Vagina Monologues, this production is  directed by Jaime Matarredona (based on his Mexico City production, which is still running) and has an open run at the Westside Theater in the theater district of midtown Manhattan. She will be sharing the stage with HOLA Award recipients María Cellario and Flor De Liz Pérez. To read the article, click on the image at right

Jesús E. Martínez is starring in My Superhero, Roberto Clemente. Written by Manuel A. Morán and Alejandro Zuleta (with translations by Richard Marino, Kristián Otero Morán and Antonio Valle and directed by Morán), this musical is running in June at Teatro SEA, located in the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood. The production features Jorge Castilla, Chris Williams, Miranda Childers, Ann Flanigan, and Alan González in the cast. To read the article, click on the image at right.

Kiki Meléndez is starring in the "mockumentary" Journey of a Female Comic. Written by Lyn McCullough and Meléndez and directed by Erick Crespo and Meléndez, the film stars, among others, Edward James Olmos, Esaí Morales, Nadine Velázquez, Lupe Ontiveros, María Conchita Alonso, Guy Ecker, Jacob Vargas, Johnny Ray Rodríguez and Susan Rybin. The film will be screened at the 2014 Dominican Film Festival of New York before having a limited run at AMC theaters in New York (it is currently playing at AMC theaters in Los Angeles and San Diego, California). To read the article, click on the image at right.

Ángelo Mercado, Jr. booked a principle role in an as-yet-untitled CNN original series.

Héctor Luis Rivera, Dennis Maragliano, Alexandra Manzano and A.B. Lugo were interviewed by Raúl Rivera for the web series "Ajá y que: Desembucha con Raúl". They were promoting the TEBA production of the Alejandro Casona play Suicide is Prohibited in Springtime (directed by Rivera), which is having a June run at the Broadway Blackbox Theater in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood. The cast also stars María Richardson, Jennifer Quinn and Ángel Alcántara. To see the interview (which is almost totally in Spanish), 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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