Friday, May 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.

Edna Lee Figueroa (also see below), shown at right, is acting in The Working Theater production of Five Boroughs, One City. A series of short plays about the five boroughs of New York City, the production is taking place in May at the Dorothy Strelsin Theater in the Abingdon Theater Complex in the fashion district of midtown Manhattan. (Figueroa is in the Ed Cardona, Jr. play Bamboo in Brooklyn, directed by Ann Margineanu.) For more information, click here.

Alberto Bonilla is filming (as director of photography) the short film The Rehearsal (written and produced by Omar Cruz and directed by Joshua Warr), scheduled for production in May 2015 in New York City.

Julio Ortega, shown at left, was profiled in the blog Héctor Luis Sin Censura (written by Héctor Luis Rivera), 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 (also see above), Juan Villarreal (also see below)Edison Carrera, Gloria Ospina, Fior Marte, 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 blog, which is in Spanish, click here

Ignacio García Bustelo is directing Beatriz Cabur's play Ronensbourgh. Presented by AENY-Spanish Artists in New York, it will be presented in May and June 2015 at IATI Theater in Manhattan's East Village. For more information, click here.

The Mortales Awards nominations were recently announced. They honor the actors of the popular Dominican anthology television series "Mortales" (which can be seen internationally on the Telemicro network). The nominees include Enmanuel García Villavicencio (Best Comic Actor), Yvette Quintero (Best Comic Actress), Ramón Hierro (two nominations, Best Supporting Actor and Best Dramatic Actor), Paul Montoya (Best Supporting Actor), Claudio Weisz (Best Supporting Actor), Juan Villarreal (two nominations– Best Dramatic Actor and Best Male Actor; also see below). For more information, click herehere, here, here 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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