Friday, August 28, 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 Awards recipient Sebastian Stimman, shown at right, will be playing Romeo in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet: In Concert. A concert version of the play featuring ballet music by Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev, it will be produced by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO), adapted and directed by Edward Berkeley and conducted by BSO musical director Marin Alsop. The performances will take place in October at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Music Center of Strathmore in Bethesda, Marlyland. For more information, click here.

Francisco Fuertes is co-starring in and co-produced the short film Tú. Yo. Baño. Sexo. Ahora. (You. Me. Bathroom. Sex. Now.) Written and directed by Francisco Lupini Basagoiti, the film has been hitting the film festival hard, winning several awards along the way. Its next stop will be in August at the Reel Affirmations Film Festival, where it will screen at the Tivoli Theatre in Washington, District of Columbia. For more information, click here or here.

Luis Salgado, shown at left, was profiled in Broadway World Mexico, where he talked of his life and career as an actor-singer-dancer-choreographer-director-producer, and of his recent directing project (the Puerto Rico premiere of David Mamet's Speed-The-Plow, known as Jala-la-pala in Spanish), and his upcoming role in the upcoming musical On Your Feet!: The Story of Gloria & Emilio Estefan, written by 2015 HOLA Awards honoree Alexander Dinelaris with music by Gloria and Emilio Estefan. To read the article, which is in Spanish, click here.

Carlo Lorenzo García's comedy webseries "Under Covers", which he produces, co-writes, and in which he stars as Detective Jimmy Cortez, is now an official selection for the San José International Short Film Festival (scheduled to take place in August in San José, California), and the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards (in Los Angeles, California). For more information, click here or here.

Maite Uzal will be performing in American Gumbo. A showcase, presented by Rebel Theater Company, it is produced by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj and Adam Mace and will perform in August at Ripley-Grier Studios, located in the fashion district of midtown Manhattan. For more information, 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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