Thursday, April 23, 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.

Billy Martin Mejía, shown at right, and his theater company Otro Teatro NY, were selected by El Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en los Estados Unidos as the winning group to mount a production of Haffe Serulle's play La danza de Mingó. Based on the life of Dominican activist Florinda Muñoz Soriano (also known as Mamá Tingó), the play will premiere in the IX Feria del Libro Dominicano en Nueva York later this year and in other stages in New York (by virtue of winning, Otro Teatro NY will receive the funding to mount these productions. For more information, read the article written by Pablo García Gámez in El Blog de Pablo (note that the blog is in Spanish), by clicking here. (Also, Manuel Herrera and Yolanny Rodríguez receive mentions in the article.)

Inma Heredia and Gerardo Gudiño can be seen playing Yolanda and Servando, respectively, in the feature film Little Galicia (written and directed by Alber Ponte). The film has been released in movie theaters nationwide across its native Spain (including, yes, in Galicia). For more information, click here.

A.B. Lugo, Omar Pérez, Rhina Valentín and Víctor Cruz are participants in the tenth annual The ONE Festival of solo shows. Lugo is performing his self-penned solo show Manchild Machismo (directed by Pérez), Valentín is performing her solo show Freestyle Friday (which she penned with Andrés Chulisi Rodríguez, who is also directing) and Cruz is co-directing Rick Herrera's self-penned solo show The Naked Truth. The festival will take place in April and May in the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater (located in the theater district of midtown Manhattan) and was featured on page 11 (shown at right) of the April 2015 issue of Latin Trends magazine (with Miss Universe 2015 Paulina Vega on the cover, shown at left). An ad with the names of the shows and its writers and performers can also be found on page 45 of the same issue. For more information on the festival (including show schedules and how to buy tickets), click here or here.

Also in the April 2015 issue of Latin Trends magazine (see above) is an article about Jennica Carmona's film Millie and the Lords. The two-page article (pages 16-17) also features cast members Mateo Gómez and Cedric Leiba, Jr. To read the article, click on the images above. For more information about the film, 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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