Friday, September 19, 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.

Mauricio Pita, shown at right, booked a role in the play Los empeños de una casa (House of Desires). Written by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and directed by Hugo Medrano, it will run in February and March 2015 at the Gala Hispanic Theater in Washington, District of Columbia. In addition, he shot a print campaign for Tyte and Lyle. He is currently acting (with Lisann Valentín) in I Like To Be Here: Jackson Heights Revisited, or, This Is A Mango. A series of plays written by Camilo Almonacid; Jenny Lyn Bader; J. Stephen Brantley; Ed Cardona, Jr.; Les Hunter; Melisa Tien; and Joy Tomasko, it is directed by Ari Laura Kreith as part of the Theater: Village Festival of New American Plays, and presented by Theatre 167 at the New Ohio Theatre, located in Manhattan’s West Village. For more information, click here or here

Teatro Vanguardia USA is presenting its new season with a pair of short plays. They are Confesiones de Lola (written and directed by Joanna Herrera) and Cuestión de vida o muerte (written by José Martínez Queirolo and directed by Ivan L. Argudo). The plays will be presented in October at the Producers' Club Theaters in the theater district of midtown Manhattan and star Maribella La Bella Garay, Herrera, Ivonne Martínez, Emir Cruz, Carlos Solís, Roberto D Jesús and Thiago Jiménez.

Edison Carrera received a special recognition award from the Universidad Dominicana Organización y Método (O & M) and its Teatro Universitario O & M (based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) for his staging of his solo work Mi vida en el teatro (presented by Carrera's theater company, Teatro Tocando Puertas). The certificate of special recognition can be seen at left.

Jorge Pupo will soon be seen in an episode of "Boardwalk Empire" (CBS).

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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