Wednesday, May 20, 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.

Liza Colón-Zayas and David Zayas, shown right to left, in the photo at right, were highlighted in a Broadway World photo essay about the 2014-15 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards, in which Stephen Adly Guirgis' Pulitzer Prize-winning Between Riverside and Crazy (which was presented at the Atlantic Theatre Company and later transferred to the Second Stage Theatre Company) won Best Play. Colón-Zayas co-starred in the Guirgis play (and won a Lucille Lortel Award for the role). To see more photos from the event, click here.

Pregones Theater-Puerto Rican Traveling Theater (often abbreviated as Pregones-PRTT) presented its annual Festival of New Play Readings, as written by the members of the theater's Playwrights Unit (which is run by Mario Golden and Andreas Robertz). The series of readings of plays, scenes, and monologues started in April and runs through May at the PRTT space located in the theater district of midtown Manhattan. Some HOLA member-playwrights whose works were represented include Eduardo Leáñez and Robert J. Santana. Some of the HOLA members acting in the series include Enmanuel García Villavicencio, A.B. Lugo, Éric-Dominique Pérez, J. Santana, and Alejandro SantoniSome of the HOLA members directing the readings and moderating the post-reading discussions include Víctor Cruz, Mario Golden, A.B. Lugo, and Gloria Zelaya.

Luis Galli and Ana María Estrada, shown above, from left to right, were featured in the New York City newspaper Impacto Latin News, due to their roles in Rocío Lladó's film La amante del libertador (which also features HOLA member Nathalie Tolentino in the cast) and the recent screening the film had in the New School University Auditorium in Manhattan's East Village. To read the article, which is in Spanish, click here.

Luis Carlos de La Lombana is starring in the short film Umbra (written and directed by Christopher Yowan), which was shot earlier this year in Connecticut and is currently in post-production. In addition, he composed and sang the song "Polly" for the film.

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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