Tuesday, October 21, 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.

Modesto Lacén, shown at right, will play Pedro Knight to Jeimy Rosario's Celia Cruz in an as-yet-untitled eighty-episode Fox Telecolombia television series based on the life of Cruz, the Queen of Salsa and Guarachera de Cuba (Knight was her husband and manager). The series is currently in production. For more information, one can read an article in English and an article in Spanish in Indiewire's Shadow and Act and Puerto Rican newspaper El Nuevo Día, respectively, by clicking here and here.

SEA will present Skeletons (A Day of the Dead Bedtime Story) in October and November. Written by Richard Marino and directed by Manuel Morán, the production is assistant directed by Alan González and features fight direction by Jesús E. Martínez and Sevans Martínez. The play will take place at SEA's eponymous theater, located in the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in Manhattan's El Barrio neighborhood and stars Bill Blechingberg, Lina Sarrello, Miron Gusso, Jorge Castilla Casares, Mauricio Pita, Mario Mattei, Héctor Palacios, Federico Mallet and Sevans Martínez in the cast. For more information, click here or here.

Vanessa Verduga, shown at left, was profiled in Latin Post, where she spoke of her career, her recent appearance in the New York City Comic Convention, and her webseries "Justice Woman" (which she conceived and in which she writes, directs, produces and stars). To read the article (which includes the trailer of the third season of "Justice Woman"), click here.

The upcoming webseries "Whatever It Takes" is almost done with its preliminary casting. The webseries (created, written and directed by Johanna Tolentino), deals with Rosaly Rojo (played by Tolentino), an unemployed actress, who returns to her hometown of Paterson, New Jersey after failing to make it big in Hollywood. The webseries will also star Elaine Del Valle, A.B. Lugo, Blanca Camacho and Jay Álvarez. For more information, click here.

Michael Díaz (also known by his nom de comédie Juan Bago) is now featured in The Flama network as an advice columnist in the new webseries "Ask Bago", shown at right. The first webisode, titled "How To Win Over Your Ex", was written and directed by Jaime Fernandez and Anthony Palmini and can be seen by clicking 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  do so by clicking here. If you are not a Friend of HOLA, 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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