Wednesday, April 15, 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.

Julio Ortega, shown at right, was profiled in the Ecuadorian newspaper El Comercio, where highlighted his feature film Medardo (which he wrote and starred), based on his award-winning stage play of the same name and directed by Nitsy Grau Crespo. In addition to Ortega, the film stars Lupita Ferrer, Edna Lee Figueroa, Juan Villarreal, Edison Carrera, and Inma Heredia. The film will have its New York premiere screening in May at the Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan's East Village. To read the article, which is in Spanish, click here

Howard Collado is starring in the Aminta de Lara play Swallow (La Golondrina). Directed by de Lara, the Sinteatro Intimus production will have performances in April at La Mama, E.T.C., located in Manhattan's East Village. For more information, click here.

Athena Alexis will act in the Allan Yashin play Decontrolled! Directed by Phillip Filiato, the Around the Block/Al Doblar La Esquina production will run in April at the New York Public Library Grand Central Branch located in Manhattan's Murray Hill neighborhood. For more information, click here

Jason Torres has been cast as the lead in the feature film Mito (written and directed by Jeremy St. Romain and Michael Pickett). The film is currently in pre-production and is scheduled to be shot in the summer of 2015 in New York City. 

Mario Golden and Yvette Quinteroshown at right, from left to right, in character, were profiled in the industry publication Latin Heat for their work in the upcoming production of El canto de Carlota (Charlotte's Song). Written by Nancy Ferragallo, the dance-theater piece is directed by Andreas Robertz and Golden, choreographed by Ferragallo and Celeste Hastings. This will be the piece's Spanish-language world premiere, and it will have a one-evening benefit performance for the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the Flamboyán Theater in the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood. In addition to Golden and Quintero, the piece will also star Hastings. To read the blog, click here. For more information, click herehere or 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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