Friday, November 11, 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.

2016 HOLA Awards recipient Maite Uzal, shown at right, was interviewed by Spanish online magazine Mito Revista Cultural, where she talks of her career in New York, including her recent 2016 HOLA Award for playing the title role in Cristóbal de Virués' play La gran Semíramis. To read the interview, which is in Spanish and also features a photo with fellow 2016 HOLA Awards recipient Alfonso Rey, click here.

2016 HOLA Awards recipient A.B. Lugoshown at left, was featured in Broadway World, where the article talked of him having one of his poems read at the latest installment of the Rescate Poético event. Created by Amneris Morales, Belange Rodríguez and Carlos Manuel Rivera, this particular performance will be presented in November as part of the Borimix Puerto Rico Fest and feature the three of them and musician Emanuel Roque performing the works of Puerto Rican and Dominican poets. The event will take place at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood. For more information, click here. To read the article in Broadway World, click here. In addition, he will be the feature poet at the Barrio Poetix event. Hosted by Mariposa, the event will take place on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 and is part of La Marqueta Retoña at La Marqueta, located in Manhattan's El Barrio neighborhood. For more information, click here.

Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, shown fourth from left in the image at right, is on the cover (along with other members of the theater group Universes) of the anthology of essays edited by Chinua Thelwell titled Theater and Cultural Politics for a New World (Routledge). For more information, click here. She can currently be seen performing with Universes in the piece they created titled Party People. Directed by Liesl Tommy, it is playing at the Public Theater in Manhattan's NoHo neighborhood. 

Judy Torres will be singing her freestyle dance music hits at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey on Saturday, November 12, 2016; at The Arena in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, November 19, 2016; and the Dessau Event Center in Austin, Texas on Saturday, November 26, 2016. For more information, click here.

2016 HOLA Awards recipient Caridad del Valle just wrapped up prinicipal photography on the short film Who Cares About What? She starred in the film (written and directed by Yaítza Rivera) and co-produced it.

Rubén Roberto Gómez guest-starred on an episode of "Decker: Unclassified" (Cartoon Network/Adult Swim).

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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