Friday, August 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.

2015 HOLA Award recipient Idalmis García, shown at left, in character, is acting in the film Tenacious Butterfly (written and directed by Soleidy Méndez).

Lucio Fernández associate produced the short film Ploy (written by Jesse E. Salgado and Julius B. Kelly and directed by Kelly). The film stars Stan J. Adams, Omar Torres, Judy San Román, Jim Thalman and Donny Chávez. The film is currently hitting the film festival circuit, where its next stop is the Brightside Tavern Short Film Festival, scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 16, 2015 in Jersey City, New Jersey. For more information on the screening, click here or here. 

Caridad de la Luz (also known by her nom de poésie et de musique La Bruja) and Milteri Tucker will be performing as part of Arts and Fitness Garden Tours, presented by the New York City Parks Foundation. A tour of three stops in the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx on Saturday morning and afternoon, August 22, 2015, the tour will include a storytelling/poetry workshop and performance by de la Luz at its first stop, at the Melrose New Generation Garden. The second stop includes a healthy cooking demonstration at its second stop at the nearby Vogue Community Garden. The third and final stop ends with Tucker, who with her Bombazo Dance Company, will do a bomba [Afro-Puerto Rican folkloric] dance performance and workshop at the nearby Little Green Garden and Rock Garden. For more information, e-mail here.

The Puerto Rico premiere of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow (titled Jala-la-pala in Spanish) was the subject of a photo essay in Broadway World. The play is directed by Luis Salgadoshown above left, and boasts an all-HOLA member cast in Emmanuelle BordasJavier E. Gómez and Éric-Dominique Pérez (shown in character, above right, from left to right). It will run in August at El Corralón de San José in Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico. To read the Broadway World article (and see the photos), 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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