Friday, February 26, 2016

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.

Manuel A. Morán, shown at right, was mentioned in El Blog de Pablo (edited by Pablo García Gámez) as a result of his direction of the bilingual children's play La cucarachita Martina (Martina, the Little Roach)Based on the Pura Belpré short story (itself adapted from Cuban and Puerto Rican folktales), it was adapted by Morán, features Jesús E. Martínez in the cast, and will run in February and March in Teatro SEA, located in the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood. For more information, click here. To read the blog, which is in Spanish, click here.

Frank Robles is co-starring in La gringa. The Carmen Rivera play, which has just celebrated its 20th anniversary of performances at the Repertorio Español in New York City (where it was directed by René Buch), will play a special anniversary performance on Friday, March 18, 2016 at the Hostos Center for Arts and Culture, located in the Mott Haven area of the South Bronx. For more information, click here.

Arisleyda Lombert, shown at left, is co-starring opposite Susanna Guzmán, Juan Carlos Díaz and Teresa Yenque (an all-HOLA member cast) in Marco Antonio Rodríguez's award-winning play La Luz de un cigarrillo. Directed by Rodríguez, the play is wrapping up its run in February at the Teatro Rafael Villalona at the Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en EEUU, located in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood.

Joel Pérez was interviewed by Paul Wontorek for, where he talked about his career and his co-starring role in the Kron-Tesori-Bechdel musical Fun Home (currently playing on Broadway at the Circle in the Square Theatre). To see the interview, click on the image below. (Pay special attention to the video at around the 12:55 mark, after expressing a dream role of playing the title character in the Sondheim-Lapine musical Sunday in the Park with George.) #LiveatFive with Fun Home's Joel Perez

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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