Friday, May 19, 2017

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.

Marco Antonio Rodríguez, shown at left, holding plaque, with El Comisionado Theater Director Luis Felipe Rodríguez in the photo at right, was featured in both the Héctor Luis Sin Censura and El Blog de Pablo blogs (edited by Héctor Luis Rivera and Pablo García Gámez, respectively), on account of him being honored with having the seventh annual Festival de Teatro Latino del Comisionado dedicated to him. The international theater festival runs from May through July at the Teatro Rafael Villalona at El Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en EEUU in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood. To read the blogs, which are in Spanish, click here and here.

Caridad de la Luz (also known by her nom de poésie et de musique La Bruja) will be performing at this year's annual 152nd Street Festival. Produced by the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, the event will take place on Saturday afternoon, May 27, 2017 on East 152nd Street between Jackson and Westchester Avenues in the Melrose area of the Bronx. For more information on the festival, click here.

Adela María Bolet directed James Pyecka's self-penned solo show Liv'in The Dream. The production took place in May at Polaris North, located in the Chelsea/Penn South area of Manhattan.

Manuel A. Morán 
(also see belowand Jeannie Sol (also see belowwill be performing in Rafael Hernández: Romance. A musical revue of the songs of prolific Puerto Rican composer Rafael Hernández, the revue is created and directed by Morán and will be presented in June as part of the Arte Pa' Mi Gente/Art For All Festival, taking place al fresco in La Plaza outside The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood. For more information, click here.

Adriana Sananes' voice can be heard playing The Female Goat Reporter and The Director in the 
Teatro SEA production The 3 Pigettes & The Big Bad Lady Wolf/Las 3 cerditas y la loba ferozAn all-female adaptation of the children's musical Los 3 cerditos by Elsia Luz Cruz Torruellas and Manuel A. Morán (also see above), this version is also adapted (with additional lyrics and music) by Morán in a bilingual version by him and Richard Marino, with new music and orchestations by Manuel Calzada (based on the original score) by Marvin Cardona. The production co-stars Indra Palomo and Jeannie Sol (also see aboveand boasts the original choreography of Michael Capecci, is directed by Morán and will run in April at Teatro SEA, located in The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood. 

Edward Azcorra is co-starring in Allá en Monte Calvo. An adaptation of the Jairo Aníbal Niño play Monte Calvo, the play is adapted and directed by JJ Franco and will be presented in May at The Producers' Club, located in the theater district of midtown Manhattan. 

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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