Thursday, March 3, 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.

Marcos Sotomayor and Patrick Michael Valley, shown at left and at right, will be performing in Concrete Abstract. A series of short plays presented by Around The Block/Al Doblar La Esquina, the plays were written by William Beasley, Marian Elise, John Esposito, Lenore Grandizio, Carlos Jerome, Patrick McIntyre, James Peele, Genóveva Peña, Paula Wolff, and Allan Yashin, respectively and directed by Philip Filiato, Wilemina Olivia-García, Mónica Palmieri and Gloria Zelaya. The performance of these shows will be on Saturday afternoon, March 12, 2016 at the New York Public Grand Central Branch, located in Manhattan's Murray Hill neighborhood. [Sotomayor received the gig due to an HOLA recommendation.]

Raquel Almazán is presenting a workshop of her play La Paloma Prisoner as part of Poetic Theater Productions' Poetic License 2016 festival. Directed by Mei Ann Teo and co-starring Mônica Steuer, the play will be presented on Sunday afternoon, April 3, 2016 at The Wild Project in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood. For more information, click here or here.

A.B. Lugo was featured in the weekly New York newspaper La Voz Hispana where he was interviewed on his solo show Manchild Machismo (directed by Omar Pérez), which is being presented in March on a bill with Pérez's Rhapsodia (directed by Mino Lora) and Indio Meléndez's Someday A Father Be (directed by Dudley Findlay, Jr.) as part of the Callback Series 2016, presented by Teatro Círculo at its namesake theater in Manhattan's East Village. To read the article, which is in Spanish, click on the image at above right. For more information on the show, click here. [Note: The play won the 2015 HOLA Performer's Choice Award for Outstanding Production, not the 2015 HOLA Award, as stated in the article.] 

José Roldán, Jr.shown at right, will be performing his award-winning, self-penned solo show Father Forgive Me For I Have Sinned (directed by Rosie Berrido) in March at the Nuyorican Poets' Café in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood. For more information, click here or 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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