Tuesday, March 17, 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.

Rina Mejía, shown at right, booked a role in the short film El pasaje (written and directed by Noel Núñez) after the director spotted her profile in the HOLA online directory and called her in for the role.

Suni Reyes will be performing with the sketch comedy troupe Roanoke Comedy UCB in their "March Madness" show (to take place in March, naturally) at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, located in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. For more information, click here.

Rénoly Santiago, shown at left, was the subject of a profile in the W-52 blog, where his life and career was discussed. To read the blog, which is in Spanish, click here. To know more about all things Rénoly, click here.

The film I Am Julia (written by Marisol Carrere and directed by David Capurso; produced by Carrere and Gloria Zelaya) will have a screening at The Knockdown Center (in the Maspeth neighborhood of Queens) on Monday, March 30, 2015 as part of the New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) series "Immigrant Women: Sharing Our Voices Through Film". The short film stars Leidi Salazar, Carolina Ravassa, Carrere, Doua Moua, Tationna Bousier, Brenda Gómez, Zahaira Curiel and Tamara Turner. For more information, click hereherehere or here.

Lucio Fernández, shown at right, was honored by New Jersey-based Hispanic newspaper Poder Latino USA for his career in both being an artist and a supporter of the arts, "becoming the pride of Cubans and an example for the succeeding generations". He was honored in a ceremony on Saturday, March 14, 2015.

Edna Lee Figueroa, shown below left, in character, was profiled by Pablo García Gámez in El Blog de Pablo, where her solo show Láyel (written by Joselo Arroyo and directed by Karina Casiano and Figueroa) was highlighted. The show will be performed in March and April at Teatro Círculo (located in Manhattan's East Village). For more information, click here (blog is in Spanish).

Also highlighted in El Blog de Pablo is Mathia Vargas, shown above right, in character, who is starring in Álex Vásquez Escaño's play Yoleros. Directed by Martín Balmaceda, the production is scheduled to take place in March in IATI Theater, located in Manhattan's East Village. (She booked the role after the director saw her profile in the HOLA online directory and called her in to audition.) For more information, click here (blog is in Spanish).

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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