Wednesday, September 9, 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.

Víctor Cruz was profiled in the Wednesday, September 9, 2015 edition of New York Daily News, where he spoke about the feature film The Stockroom, which he wrote, directed, co-produced and in which he stars. The feature film, also starring April Lee Hernández, Luis Antonio Ramos, and Liza Colón-Zayas and co-produced by Elaine Del Valle, is an official selection of the Urbanworld Film Festival (scheduled to take place in September in New York City). To read the article, click on the image at right.

José A. Esquea, through his production company TTO Entertainment, is co-producing (with Caicedo Productions) the solo show Red Flags. Written and performed by Susan Gordon-Clark, it is directed by Verónica Caicedo and will have a September run at Teatro Círculo's namesake space in Manhattan's East Village. For more information, click here.

Due to popular demand, Teatro Círculo is remounting its production La caída de Rafael Trujillo. Written by Carmen Rivera and directed by Cándido Tirado, the play features stage management and assistant direction from Edna Lee Figueroa and stars José Cheo Oliveras, Adriana SananesFermín Suárez, Iván Camilo, José Antonio MeliánOmar Pérez, Johary Ramos, and Bersaida Vega. The production will take place in October 2015 at Rose Negelberg Theater at the Bernard M. Baruch College/City University of New York, located in Manhattan's Rose Hill neighborhood. For more information, click here.

A.B. Lugo has had some modeling gigs as of late. He was a model for the photo series Warrior of Hope (created by Vladimir Ríos and Lester Blum, where Ríos created the concept and is the protagonist while Blum is the photographer and image creator), which had a successful exhibition in Manhattan, with future exhibitions planned for Staten Island (September-October 2015) and Santa Ana, California (December 2015). For more information, click here and here. Photos from the Warrior of Hope photo series have been published in a book of the same name. To buy the book, click here. He is working with Ríos and Blum again on their upcoming narrative photo series, I Still Remember, also scheduled to have a premiere exhibition in December 2015 in New York City. For more information, click here. In addition, he was one of the models selected to be in the Greg Salvatori photo book Beards of New York. The photos, which also has plans to be exhibited in New York and London, will be published in November 2015. For more information, click here or on the video below.

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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