Monday, March 30, 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.

Nancy Castro, shown at right, stars opposite Marlene Forté, Jayson Simba and Ethan Rosero in the short film Times Like These (written and directed by Lorena Gordon). The film is currently hitting the film festival circuit, where it will make its first international stop at the Madrid International Film Festival, which will take place in July in Madrid, Spain. For more information, click here.

Roberto D Jesús will be acting in the upcoming SEA production of Los Desertores (The Dropouts)Written by Radamés Gavé, Manuel A. Morán and Richard Marino, and directed by Morán, the musical will be presented in April and May at SEA's namesake theater, located in the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood.

Mauricio Pita, shown at left, has been quite busy as of late. He booked an industrial for MIT and will be performing in the annual eco-playwriting theater festival known as known as Big Green Theater at the Bushwick Starr (located in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn). In addition, the film Tú. Yo. Baño. Sexo. Ahora. (written and directed by Francisco Lupini Basagoiti and stars Pita and Francisco Fuertes) is hitting the film festival circuit, with stops in St. Louis, Missouri (QFest St. Louis Film Festival in April); Boston, Massachusetts (Boston LGBT Film Festival in April); Austin, Texas (Cine Las Américas International Film Festival in April); and San Diego, California (FilmOut San Diego LGBT Film Festival in May and June). For more information about the film, click here.

Athena Alexis acted in the play The Posing Strap. Written and directed by David Elyha, the play had a March run at Polaris North Theater, located in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. In addition, she stars opposite Jason Torres in the film 5 Días (written by Matthew Preston and directed by Nicholas Ortiz), which is currently in post-production and expected to hit the film festival circuit soon.

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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