Wednesday, April 8, 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.

Kiki Meléndez, shown at right, will be honored by the Dominican Film Festival in New York (DFFNY) at the latter's annual gala, scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Vacca Lounge in the Washington Heights/Inwood area of Manhattan. For more information, click here or here.

Mauricio Pita and Francisco Fuertes star in the Francisco Lupini Basagoiti short film Tú. Yo. Baño. Sexo. Ahora. The film is an official selection of the 2015 Short Film Corner at the world famous Cannes Film Festival (scheduled to take place in May in Cannes, France).

Natalia Ivana Escobar, Jorge Luis Figueroa and José Sepúlveda, shown above, clockwise from left, will star in the play San Salvador después del eclipse. Written by Carlos Velis and directed by Ricardo J. Salazar and produced by United Productions, it will be presented in May at the V Festival del Comisionado Dominicano at the Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en EEUU, located in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood. For more information, click here or here. [The director called these three actors in to audition after seeing their profiles on the HOLA online talent directory.]

Elaine Del Valle produced the short film A Good Egg (written by Emmy Award winner Sabrina McCormick and directed by McCormick and Simon MacLean). The film stars Kris Arnold, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Marlena Crowell, T.J. Mannix, and Oriana Oppice, and is scheduled to be screened in June at the Female Eye Film Festival (FeFF) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For more information, click here and here.

Omar Pérez is performing in the solo show Life... Is But A Moment. Written by James Jannuzzi and directed by Verónica Caicedo, the show will run in April at Teatro Círculo, located in Manhattan's East Village. For more information about to show (and how to buy tickets), 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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