Monday, January 12, 2015

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.

Suni Reyes, shown at right, is starring in Where We Flounder. Written and directed by Kimille Howard, the play will take place at Manhattan Repertory Theater (located in the theater district of midtown Manhattan) as part of its Winter One-Act Play Competition 2015. Performances will take place in January 2015. For more information, click here.

Vanessa Verduga, creator-writer-director-producer-star of the award-winning webseries "Justice Woman", has announced that a webisode of the webseries is an official selection of the Vancouver Web Fest, taking place in March 2015 at the Performance Works Theatre, located on Granville Island in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. For more information about the festival, click here.

The Venus/Adonis Theater Festival is once again taking place in New York City. Running from January through March 2015 at the Robert Moss Theater/440 Studios, located in Manhattan's NoHo neighborhood, the festival has over 30 productions being presented. Some of them (featuring HOLA members) are listed below. For more information, including a schedule of performances, click here.

Women Without Borders is a solo show written and performed by Adela María Bolet and directed by Mary McGinley. The show explores the lives of several women who changed the world, from Anaïs Nin, to Gertrude Stein to Hildegarde von Bingen to Violeta Parra. It will be performed in February.

Yin/Yang is a play written by Alfonso Ramírez and directed by Machel Ross. The play revolves around a gay couple who have been together for 42 years and an argument they have on New Year's Eve 2011. It will be performed in January.

Zuccotti Park is a musical written by Catherine Hurd and Valtrena King and directed by Luis Salgado. The musical takes place in and around the Occupy movement (the title is named after the birthplace of the movement in New York City). It will be performed in February and March.

La Marqueta Retoña is an initiative to revive the social and cultural elements of the historical site of La Marqueta (located in Manhattan's El Barrio neighborhood) through the arts, music and community activities. It most recently held a special Three Kings Day event on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 (held in conjunction with the neighborhood's annual Three Kings Day parade), which featured the talents of A.B. Lugo and María Cotto. In addition, Rhina Valentín will be the featured performer at Barrio Poetix (hosted by Mariposa) on Thursday, January 15, 2015. For more information, click 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 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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