Thursday, May 14, 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.

Marco Antonio Rodríguez's award-winning play Barceló con hielo (Barceló on the Rocks) was named by HowlRound as one of the Latino plays (and Rodríguez, shown at right, as one of the Latino writers) everyone should know. The production will return to the New York stage in July in a production directed by José Zayas (and starring Rodríguez) at Repertorio Español (located in the Rose Hill neighborhood of Manhattan). For more information on future performances, click here. To read the list of other Latino plays and playwrights, click here.

Milteri Tucker performed with her dance company, Bombazo, at the event titled Boogaloo Weekend. Taking place on Saturday, March 9, 2015 at the Hostos Center for Arts and Culture (located in the Mott Haven area of the South Bronx), the company danced with artists Pete Rodríguez, Benny Bonilla and The Richie González Band. In addition, she will be dancing on Saturday, May 16, 2015 in a dance concert titled "Bronxed", as part of the Boogie Down Dance Concert presented by the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!), located in the Westchester Square area of the Bronx. For more information, click here.

Plinio Villablanca, shown at leftwas featured in the industry publication Latin Heat in an article written by Louis Perego Moreno (Tío Louie), regarding Sunnyside, the short film directed by YoungKi Jin (which stars Villablanca and Israel Islas), which 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). To read the article in Latin Heat, click here. To read a similar article by Perego Moreno with Villablanca on the same topic, click here. For more information on the film being at the Cannes Film Festival, click here.

J.W. Cortés booked a guest-starring role on the season finale of "The Mysteries of Laura" (NBC).

Julio Ortega, shown at left, was profiled in the Ecuadorian daily newspaper El Universo, which highlighted his feature film Medardo (in 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 FigueroaJuan VillarrealEdison Carrera, Gloria Ospina, Fior Marte, and Inma Heredia. The film just had 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. (Shown above, clockwise from top left: Figueroa, Carrera, Villarreal, Heredia.) 

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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