Wednesday, July 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.

Sebastian Stimman, shown at right, was featured in Broadway World, where the production he is acting in, Julián & Romero, is profiled. Written and directed by Alex Pérez, the play also stars Edna Lee Figueroa, and will be presented at the Flamboyán Theater at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood in August as part of the New York International Fringe Festival (fringeNYC). To read the blog, click here. For more information on the production, click here.

Joel Pérez acted in the film short Strange Past (written by Maggie Lehrman and directed by Kyle Gilman).

The Francisco Lupini Basagoiti short film Tú. Yo. Baño. Sexo. Ahora. (starring Francisco Fuertes and Mauricio Pitacontinues its journey on the film festival circuit, with a stop at the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (LIGLFF), scheduled to take place in July in Huntington, New York. For more information, click herehere or here.

David Zayas, shown at left, is currently filming the feature film Tallulah. Written and directed by Sian Heder, the film stars Uzo Aduba, Ellen Page, Zachary Quinto and Allison Janney, and is scheduled for release sometime in 2016.

Danny Mendoza directed all of Season 1 of "El Maestro Unplugged", an unscripted series from Telemundo about up-and-coming musicians (Domino Saints, Cristal Marie and Cristian Daniel) being mentored by an established musician (Luis Enrique). For more information, click here or here, or see the first webisode below (note that the webseries is in Spanish with English subtitles). 

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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