Monday, June 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.

Robert J. Santana, shown at right, performed a self-written solo piece at the Urban Waves Summer Shorts Festival. Produced by Open Hydrant Theater Company, the short plays were directed by Luis Reyes Cárdenas and Sarah Rosenberg and presented in June at The Point, located in the Bronx neighborhood of Hunts Point. For more information, click here.

The Francisco Lupini Basagoiti short film Tú. Yo. Baño. Sexo. Ahora. (starring Francisco Fuertes and Mauricio Pitarecently won the Audience Choice Award at the Springfield LGBT Film Festival, located in Springfield, MassachusettsFor more information, click here.

Jennica Carmona's film Millie and the Lords will have a special screening on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at Camaradas El Barrio as part of the Puerto Rican Heritage week celebrations at the popular El Barrio boîte. The film, written and directed by Carmona (and co-produced by Joel Arandia), stars Jessica Carmona; Cedric Leiba, Jr.; and Mateo GómezFor more information, click here or here.

Manuel A. Morán, shown at left, and Nelson Landrieu were interviewed by Lynda Baquero on NBC's "Visiones" as a result of Morán directing and producing the Teatro SEA production of SueñoA trilingual (English-Spanish-Portuguese) musical retelling of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (complete with puppetry), it is adapted by Norge Espinosa (with English translations by Alan González and Portuguese translations by Adalberto Müller), and feature original music by Manuel Calzada and Alejandro Zuleta. The production boasts assistant direction by José A. Esquea, hair and makeup by Jeannie Sol, choreography by Daniel Fetecua, and scenic and puppet design by José López. Sueño will star Landrieu, Adriana Sananes, Daniel Soto, and Milteri Tucker (see below) among others, and will be presented outdoors in June at the La Plaza space of the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood. To see the interview, 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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