Tuesday, March 10, 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.

Caridad de la Luz (also known by her nom de poésie et de musique La Bruja) and Miriam ColónRosie Pérez and Rita Morenoshown above, clockwise from top left, were named by La Respuesta magazine as one of "20 Puerto Rican Women Everyone Should Know" (other women on the list include Sonia Sotomayor, Melissa Mark Viverito, Nydia Velázquez, and Nicholasa Mohr). To read the rest of the list, click here.

José Sepúlveda just wrapped up filming on the short film Read Aloud (written and directed by Blake Pruitt).

The feature film Millie and the Lords (written and directed by Jennica Carmona and produced by Joel Arandia) is currently hitting the film festival circuit. Its next stop is at the Queens World Film Festival, where it will be screened on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the Secret Theatre's Big Secret Theatre, located in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens. The film stars Jessica Carmona; Alex Hernández; Felipe Luciano; Mateo Gómez; Alfredo Huereca; Carolina Ravassa; Cedric Leiba, Jr.; Alfonso Romeo Suárez; and Gabriel Castillo. For more information, click here.

Hernando Caicedo will be acting in the Eric Courtney play I Will Be Gone. Directed by Kip Fagan, it will run in March and April at the Bingham Theatre in the Actors Theatre of Louisville (in Louisville, Kentucky) as part of the 39th Humana Festival of New American Plays. For more information, click here or here.

Víctor Cruz, shown at right, was interviewed on the podcast "The Translators", hosted by Michael "Juan Bago" Díaz and Jaime Fernández, where he spoke of his life and career, including working and improvising with Al Pacino (in the feature film The Humbling, directed by Barry Levinson), as well as his latest projects (as an actor, writer, standup comedian, director, and teacher, and not as a wide receiver for the New York Giants American football team ). To listen to the podcast, click here. (Note: Adult language and a lot of laughs ensue.)

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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