Saturday, October 14, 2017

Finalists Announced for the 2017 HOLA Performer's Choice Awards

The finalists for the 2017 HOLA Performer's Choice Award - Outstanding Production are the following (listed in alphabetical order by title).

Implications of Cohabitation (Sudaca Theater)
La lechuga (Coquí Theater)
Luz negra (Group of the Arts)
Mirandolina/La posadera (Teatro Experimental Blue Amigos)
Otra historia (Group of the Arts)



The finalists for the 2017 HOLA Performer's Choice Award - Outstanding Solo Production are the following (listed in alphabetical order by title).

La bruta bruja Bruna (Group of the Arts)
Marlene Goes To Hollywood (The ONE Festival)
Me voy porque puedo (Vieira Productions)
Toc toc toc (Monologando - Contando Ando Festival)



The winners of the 2017 HOLA Performer's Choice Awards will be announced during the 2017 HOLA Awards ceremony, scheduled to take place on Monday, October 16, 2017 at the Flamboyán Theater/The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center, located at 107 Suffolk Street in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood. For more information, click HERE.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Prime Latino Media Salón (October 2017) - Celebrating Hispanic Heritage: It Takes A Village

           
             
NYC monthly series for independent Latino multimedia-makers,
actors & musicians
@ The Green Room in New World Stages 

Join us at
PRIME LATINO MEDIA Salón
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 • 7-10:30pm
“A support network to advocate, promote & advance independent mainstream & bilingual Latino projects in English & Spanish”

CELEBRATING HISPANIC HERITAGE: It Takes A Village
More than ever we need to get together as we support from Puerto Rico to Mexico. This defines us as a community of Latino multimedia-makers, actors & musicians. This is the year of “Latinos Unidos!” And these interviews embody individuals doing for our Latino community: whether it’s self-funding a film festival, pioneering theater from the Bronx to Manhattan and investing in the musical education of our youth. Join us as we feature proven & inspirational storytellers and partake in networking, conversation and drinks within our community in 2017 of “Latinos Unidos!”

7-8pm: Networking
8-9pm: TÍO LOUIE Reporta: Interviews Filmmaker & Artistic Theater Director
9-9:30pm: Musical Interview & live performance, “Salón Unplugged”
9:30-10:30pm: Networking

  Moderator: TIO LOUIE/Louis E. Perego Moreno, Founder/Executive Producer of PRIME LATINO MEDIA Salón & President, Skyline Features
     Interview #1/Multimedia-maker: Danny Hastings, filmmaker in his own right, Producer in NY of Official Latino Short Film Festival, Oct. 6-8, 2017.
     Interview #2/Actor: Rosalba Rolón; actor, director, and playwright. Founder of Pregones Theater newly merged with Puerto Rican Traveling Theater.
     Interview #3/Music: Arturo O’Farrill, born in Mexico & raised in NYC, he is a Grammy award-winning Afro Latin jazz pianist, composer and educator.

FREE ADMISSION & CASH BAR – RSVP: https://latinovillage.eventbrite.com

Location:  Green Room, New World Stages, 340 W. 50th Street (bet. 8th & 9th aves.), NYC
PRIME LATINO MEDIA Salón November 2017 with NY Women in Film & TV
Interview #1: MULTIMEDIA-MAKER
Danny Hastings @dannyhastings & @officiallatino
Born in Sacramento to Panamanian and Mexican parents, he is director, editor, photographer, actor, writer with over 20 years experience. Hastings has directed major label artists’ music videos, experiencing over 1 billion YouTube hits and shooting over 150 album covers. He directed, wrote, produced and acted in the comedy, The Love Potion. Danny founded The Official Latino Short Film Festival, showcasing over 128 short films written, directed and produced by U.S. Latino filmmakers from all over the USA, eight international films and 10 from the US Diverse Community. This year’s theme is Guerrilla Filmmaking, taking place from 10/06-08th at LATEA Theater. Interview: http://tinyurl.com/gryblal.


Interview #2: THEATER PRODUCER & ACTOR

Rosalba Rolón    @rosalbarolon &        @pregonesprttArtistic Director of Pregones /Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, with venues in the Bronx and the Broadway District. She is a seasoned actor, director, and dramaturg specializing in adaptations through ensemble work for musical theater and plays. Some of her work includes Dancing In My Cockroach Killers, The Red Rose, Flybabies and Harlem Hellfigthers On A Latin Beat. National collaborations include Betsy-with Appalshop’s Roadside Theater/KY and Brides-with fellow actors in Belgium and the Slovak Republic. Recently showcased an explosive production of, I Like It Like That – A Musical to raving reviews. She is an appointed member of the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs Advisory Committee, working towards the 2017 NYC Cultural Plan.  www.pregonesprtt.org



Interview #3: MUSICIAN

Arturo O’Farrill

A five-time Grammy award-winner, he is a pianist, composer, and educator. He began with the Carla Bley Big Band then went on to develop as a solo performer with artists ranging from Dizzy Gillespie to Wynton Marsalis. He directed the band that preserved his father’s music, the Chico O’Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra and traveled with them to Cuba, returning his father’s musicians to his homeland for performances at the Havana International Jazz Festival. Arturo’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra continues the tradition every Sunday night at Birdland. He founded the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, a not-for-profit devoted to performance, education & preservation of Afro Latin music. http://www.afrolatinjazz.org


Host/Moderator: PRIME LATINO MEDIA Salón
Louis E. Perego Moreno/@TioLouie
Founder & Executive Producer of PRIME LATINO MEDIA, the largest network on the East Coast of independent Latino multimedia-makers, actors and musicians in bilingual Latino and mainstream media, digital and entertainment. A Social Impact Producer and Educator who for 36 years owns Skyline Features, a bilingual (English/Spanish) multimedia and educational production company developing documentaries, television programming and advertising commercials.

YouTube channel: PRIME LATINO MEDIA
FACEBOOK Group: Prime Latino Media
Twitter: @PLMSalon
Instagram: PRIME_LATINO_MEDIA
Vimeo: TioLouie
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·      Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) www.hellohola.org

Vote for the 2017 HOLA Performer's Choice Awards at the 2017 HOLA Awards

The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA), as part of the 2017 HOLA Awards, will present the HOLA Performer's Choice Awards. The HOLA Performer's Choice Awards will honor Outstanding Production (of a cast larger than one person) and Outstanding Solo Production.

Eligible productions this year had their premiere between
 July 1, 2016 and July 2, 2017. To vote for the HOLA Performer's Choice Awards, visit the HOLA Performer's Choice page by clicking HERE.

Voting for the 
HOLA Performer's Choice Awards closes at 6pm New York time on Friday, October 13, 2017. Winners will be announced on the night of the awards gala. 

2017 HOLA Awards Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: HOLA (212) 253-1015 holagram@hellohola.org


OLGA MEREDIZ To Receive the 2017
HOLA Excellence in Television Award

Also honored this year:
Repertorio Español, Ángel Gil Orrios,
Luis Felipe Rodríguez, Jesús Del Orden

And the 2017 HOLA Awards Recipients for
Excellence in New York Latino Theater

 The 2017 HOLA Awards will take place on Monday, October 16, 2017
at the Flamboyán Theater at The Clemente Soto Vélez
Cultural and Educational Center in NYC

Monday, October 2, 2017 (New York, New York)– The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA), the nation's longest running active arts advocacy organization for Latino actors, has announced its latest class of HOLA Awards honorees for 2017, the awards ceremony 18th year.

The HOLA Awards will take place on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 6pm at the Flamboyán Theater, at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center, located at 107 Suffolk Street, between Rivington and Delancey streets, in lower Manhattan. Tickets are $100.

Olga Merediz.
Star of stage and screen Olga Merediz will receive the HOLA Excellence in Television Award for her work  in the television series "Shades of Blue" (NBC) and "Orange is the New Black" (Netflix). 

The HOLA Raúl Juliá Founders Award will be given to actor, director, designer and producer of Thalía Hispanic Theater, Ángel Gil Orrios.

The HOLA Elizabeth Peña Breakthrough Award will go to director and producer Luis Felipe Rodríguez, for his work with the Teatro de Planta de Comisionado Domincano de Cultura en EEUU in New York.

The HOLA Emerging Artist Award will go to Jesús Del Orden, who can currently be seen on Broadway playing Young Lola.

In addition, Repertorio Español will receive the HOLA Excellence in Theater Award for 50 years of producing the best in Spanish and Latin American theater.

HOLA will also continue its annual tradition of honoring the best of Latino theater in New York with noncompetitive awards encompassing multiple winners in each category. HOLA is at the forefront in recognizing the high caliber work being offered across New York’s growing and thriving Latino theatrical stages. For this year's HOLA Awards, the theater season began on July 1, 2016 and ended July 2, 2017. The full list of awardees and honorees can be seen below.

Plus, once again, HOLA will present the HOLA Performer's Choice Awards. The HOLA Performer's Choice Awards will honor Outstanding Production (of a cast larger than one person) and Outstanding Solo Production. To vote for the HOLA Performer's Choice Awards, visit the HOLA Performer's Choice link at www.hellohola.org. Voting for the HOLA Performer's Choice Awards closes at 6pm New York time on Friday, October 13, 2017. Winners will be announced on the night of the awards gala.

Tickets are $100. Seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling HOLA at (212) 253-1015.

The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) is an arts service/advocacy organization dedicated to expanding the presence of Hispanic artists in entertainment and media through the cultivation, education and recognition of emerging artists. HOLA strives for an accurate, informed and non-stereotyped portrayal of the full spectrum of Latino culture and heritage in the entertainment and media industries. 



2017 HOLA Awards Honorees

HOLA Excellence in Television Award
OLGA MEREDIZ

HOLA Raúl Juliá Founders Award
ÁNGEL GIL ORRIOS

HOLA Elizabeth Peña Breakthrough Award
LUIS FELIPE RODRÍGUEZ

HOLA Emerging Artist Award
JESÚS DEL ORDEN

HOLA
 Excellence in Theater Award
REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL

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2017 HOLA Awards Recipients
Excellence in New York Latino Theater


OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR
Rafael BeatoLa canción (Repertorio Español)
Sandor JuanSeis (Corezón/FUERZAfest)
Daniel OjedaEl pez gordo (Primordial Jam Productions)
Anthony RuizImplications of Cohabitation (Sudaca Theater)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR
Rosie BerridoOlvidadas (Teatro Círculo)
Zulema ClaresEn el nombre de Salomé (Repertorio Español)
María FontanalsSeis (Corezón/FUERZAfest)
Aileene PérezMirandolina (Teatro Experimental Blue Amigos/CoDoCul)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED MALE ACTOR
Edward AzcorraAllá en Monte Calvo (FenixUSANY)
Jorge Luis Figueroa, Mirandolina (Teatro Experimental Blue Amigos/CoDoCul)
Juan Manuel SanábriaLa lechuga (Coquí Theater/CoDoCul)
Claudio WeiszEl uso de la palabra (Corezón/Microtheater NY/SEA)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED FEMALE ACTOR
Natalia MarteloLa lechuga (Coquí Theater/CoDoCul)
Noëlle MauriOlvidadas (Teatro Círculo)
Erika Reyes¡Los enredos de la Señorita Ivonne!, (Coquí Theater)
Jeannie SolThe 3 Pigettes and the Big Bad Lady Wolf (SEA)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A VISITING MALE ACTOR
Francisco GattornoLa fiaca (Repertorio Español)
David PonceLa orgía (Havanafama/CoDoCul)
Daniel Romero10 millones (Repertorio Español)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A VISITING FEMALE ACTOR
Gretell BarreiroHuelga de sexo a las mujeres
(ArtSpoken Performing Arts/Thalía Hispanic Theatre)
Daysy FontaoGas en los poros (Artefactus Cultural Project/CoDoCul)
Belkis ProenzaGas en los poros (Artefactus Cultural Project/CoDoCul)

OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE
Mario GoldenFather God Mother Death (Downtown Urban Arts Festival)
Barbra HerrTrans-Mission (Teatro Círculo Callback Series)
Modesto Flako Jiménez¡Oye, For My Dear Brooklyn! (Brooklyn Gypsies)
Alfonso Rey#Popular (Monologando Contando Ando)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE CAST
Maité BonillaZulema ClaresDalia DaviDarlenis Durán,
Hannia GuillénJesús E. Martínez, Francis MateoDiana Pou,
Johary Ramos
Jerry SotoFermín SuárezEn el nombre de Salomé
(Repertorio Español)
Alejandro GilCarlos GudielChristian OcónTamara Melián,
David PonceSteven SalgadoLa orgía (Havanafama/CoDoCul)
Marina CatalánAlicia CerónIdalia LimónJulissa Román,
Nanas (LaMicro Theater)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN TECHNICAL PRODUCTION/DESIGN
Juan Roca, for his costume, scenic, and lighting design; and Lisandra Neiley Molina, for her properties design, of La orgía (Havanafama/CoDoCul)
Katiuska Flores, for her makeup design; and Damiana Reyes, for her costume design, of Mirandolina (Teatro Experimental Blue Amigos/CoDoCul)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN PLAYWRITING
Leonardo GonzálezNanas (LaMicro Theater)
Marco Antonio RodríguezEn el nombre de Salomé (Repertorio Español)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING
Pablo AndradeSeis (Corezón/FUERZAfest)
Diego ChiriOlvidadas (Teatro Círculo)
Leyma LópezLa fiaca (Repertorio Español)
Héctor Luis RiveraMirandolina (Teatro Experimental Blue Amigos/CoDoCul)

SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Aurora Castellanos, for her contribution to Latin American theater
Caridad De La Luz and Chachi Del Valle, for their performances in
I Like It Like That (I Like It Like That, LLC/Pregones-PRTT)
Lucio Fernández, for his continuous support of the arts
Pablo García Gámez, for his achievements in playwriting this season
Andrea Navedo, for her performance in Other People’s Money
(NicAva Entertainment/Chelsea Repertory Company)
Aníbal Nobel, for his performance in Luz negra (Group of the Arts/CoDoCul)

 HOLA PERFORMER’S CHOICE AWARD – OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION

HOLA PERFORMER’S CHOICE AWARD – OUTSTANDING SOLO PRODUCTION

 OUTSTANDING VISITING PRODUCTION
Gas en los poros (Artefactus Cultural Project)
La orgía (Havanafama)
Secretos prohibidos (¡A La Porra!)

GILBERTO ZALDÍVAR HOLA AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING MUSICAL
La canción (Repertorio Español)
Huelga de sexo de las mujeres (ArtSpoken Performing Arts)
The 3 Pigettes and the Big Bad Lady Wolf (SEA)
TANGOmenaje/La cumparsita 100 años (Thalía Spanish Theatre)

GILBERTO ZALDÍVAR HOLA AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PLAY
Blind Spot (Repertorio Español)
En el nombre de Salomé (Repertorio Español)
Cinco hijas feas (Teatro Del Aire/CoDoCul)

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