Tuesday, January 27, 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.

Johanna Tolentino, shown at right, booked a role in the new feature film Creed. Written by Ryan Coogler and Aaron Covington and directed by Coogler, it stars Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan and is the latest chapter in the Rocky Balboa film saga. In this film, Rocky Balboa becomes a mentor and coach to the grandson of his friend (and former rival) Apollo Creed. The film is scheduled for release in 2016.

Anthony Ruiz just shot the lead role in the film short Hasta mañana. Written and directed by Pedro Bermúdez, it was shot in Connecticut and also starred Susanna Guzmán. The film is scheduled to hit the film festival circuit later this year.

Lucio Fernández, shown at left with a bust of José Martí Pérez, received a special recognition from the Hijos y Amigos de Fomento association in Union City, New Jersey on the anniversary of the birth of Cuban national hero José Martí Pérez for all his work supporting the Cuban and Hispanic communities.

Caridad de la Luz (also known by her nom de poésie et de musique La Bruja) and Zahaira Curiel will be guest performers in the next Room 28 sketch comedy troupe performance, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, February 13, 2015 and Saturday, February 14, 2015 at The Poet's Den Theater, located in Manhattan's El Barrio neighborhood.

Omar Pérez is directing In 5 Beats! Created by Pérez and the ensemble, it is a collision of beatboxers (hip hop vocal percussionists) and actors and features Kid Lucky, Kaila Mullady, Flaco Navaja and Antonio Vargas in the cast. The show will take place in February at Pregones Theater, located in the Mott Haven area of the South Bronx. For more information, click here.

J.F. Seary will be performing in Of Mothers and Men. Written and directed by Crystal Shaniece Román, the play will take place in February and March in The Bridge Theater at Shetler Studios, located in the theater district of midtown Manhattan. 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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