Thursday, August 18, 2016

NY: 2016 HOLA Awards Announcement Ceremony Tuesday, August 23, 2016 1:30pm at Repertorio Español

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 1:30pm

Repertorio Español
138 East 27th Street (bet. Third & Lexington aves.), NYC
Free admission

Find out who the honorees and awardees
for the 17th annual HOLA Awards will be.

Free admission, but please call (212) 253-1015
or (888) 624-HOLA to RSVP.

La Nueva Ola eLetter
A.B. Lugo & Manny Alfaro, Editors
published by the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors
107 Suffolk Street, 302, New York, NY 10002
212-253-1015; holagram@hellohola.org
HOLA Programs are made possible in part by the New York State
Council on the Arts, City of New York, Deparment of Cultural Affairs

HOLA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

NY: 3rd Annual Back to School Resource Fair, August 20th at East Harlem

Saturday, August 20, 2016
12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM
East 108th Street - Outdoors
Bet. Lexington & Park Avenues
East Harlem

More than 30 community organizations will participate in the 3rd Annual Back to School Resource Fair, hosted by Tahl Propp Equities.  The event will feature free health screenings, school supplies distribution, music, face painting and other activities.

Participating organizations include the Encourage Kids Foundation, the Coalition for Health Food, the Community Education Council for District Four, NY Junior Tennis and Learning, and ASCNYCamong others.

At Tahl Propp Equities, we believe, that in order to thrive, communities need not just affordable housing but also good health care and quality education. That is why we are proud to once again partner with local organizations and community residents to present this free back to school event.  By investing in our children and families we hope to continue forging strong communities for the present and the future", said Joseph A. Tahl, President of Tahl Propp Equities.

The public is encouraged to rsvp attendance by contacting  

NY: Segunda Convocatoria del Proyecto de Difusión de la Dramaturgia Dominicana en el Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura

El Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en los Estados Unidos anuncia la 2da. Convocatoria del Proyecto de Difusión de la Dramaturgia Dominicana 2016, en el que podrán participar directores de teatro de cualquier nacionalidad. La obra seleccionada es Duendes y locos de las dunas, del director y dramaturgo dominicano Giovanny Cruz.

El Lic. Carlos Sánchez, comisionado dominicano de Cultura, invitó a los directores de teatro a participar en el proyecto, que el año pasado llevó a escena con gran éxito la obra La danza de Mingó, de Haffe Serulle.

Los directores interesados en participar deben solicitar el formulario de inscripción y el libreto a través de los correos: y La fecha límite para la solicitud es el sábado 13 de agosto de 2016.

Una vez aceptada la solicitud, los directores aprobados serán invitados a participar en una audición, que incluye una muestra escenificada de Duendes y locos de las dunas, de no más de 20 minutos, distribuidos de la siguiente forma: 5 minutos de exposición y proceso creativo del montaje y 15 minutos de montaje (una escena o selección de escenas de la obra) frente a los miembros del jurado. La fecha de la audición será anunciada en cuanto el equipo de selección de propuestas cierre el ciclo de recepción y selección del jurado.

Al final de la audición el jurado seleccionará la propuesta ganadora. La decisión del jurado es inapelable.

La propuesta ganadora recibirá un presupuesto en efectivo de US$9,000.00 dólares, días para ensayos regulares, un ensayo general, promoción en los medios masivos de comunicación y presentaciones en festivales locales. El director de la propuesta ganadora, trabajará directamente con el Departamento de Teatro y de Eventos del Comisionado, y un Productor Asociado para el montaje.

La obra se presentará en el programa de eventos de febrero de 2017 del Comisionado.

Para más información, llamar al 
212-234-8149 o , o visitando la página web:
 y en el Facebook del Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura.

El Proyecto de Difusión de la Dramaturgia Dominicana es una iniciativa del Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura, con el propósito de apoyar las obras de teatro de autores dominicanos tanto de la República Dominicana como de la diáspora. La primera obra seleccionada fue La danza de Mingó, del dramaturgo dominicano Haffe Serulle, la cual se presentó en la 9na. Feria del Libro Dominicano en Nueva York 2015. En el primer ciclo convocaron a directores de teatro para participar en una audición ante especialistas de teatro. Cuatro directores presentaron un fragmento de La danza de Mingó y entre estas el jurado seleccionó la compañía Otro Teatro, dirigida por Billy Martin, la cual recibió el financiamiento necesario para realizar la producción de la obra completa.

NY, HOLA: Spanish-Language Voiceover Workshop with Manny Herrera, October 2016

Spanish-Language Voiceover Workshop
With Manny Herrera

Six sessions
Tuesdays and Thursdays,
October 4, 6, 11, 13, 18 and 20, 2016
From 6:30pm sharp – 8:30pm

HOLA members: $200
Non-HOLA members: $250
Small intimate classes.
Workshop will be conducted in Spanish

Workshop takes place at the HOLA Office
CSV Cultural and Educational Center
107 Suffolk Street, Room 302, NYC
(F to Delancey / J M Z to Essex / M9, M14A buses)

Register early as there is limited enrollment.
Registration confirmed upon payment
VISA, MC & AMEX accepted.
Call (212) 253-1015

All sales are final.  There are no refunds, however, credit may be
Applied for the next available class session.

Manny Herrera, V.O. Motivator, HOLA Special Projects Director, actor, director and voiceover artist will direct an advanced voice-over technique workshop for the experienced actor who wishes to fine-tune his/her technique. The workshop covers: diction and voicing in Spanish; interpretation and rhythm; and narration; professional audition and quick study techniques. Previous HOLA voiceover workshop students invited. Applicants should supply USB drive to record work progress. Optional production of demo tape available at additional cost. Actual voiceover copy will be used for this series. Small classes.

The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA)
107 Suffolk Street, Suite 302, New York, NY 10002
(212) 253-1015 • (888) 624-HOLA

Like and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and on El Blog de HOLA.

HOLA programs are made possible in part by the New York State Council
on the Arts and the City of New York - Deparment of Cultural Affairs.

Friday, August 12, 2016

NY. CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College present the World Premiere of Dzul Dance: Rites of Passage, September 24th 2016

CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College present the World Premiere of Rites of Passage on September 24, 2016 at 8pm at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater, 524 W. 59th Street, NYC, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.   Admission is $30 ($25 for CUNY students, faculty and staff and $10 for John Jay College students, faculty and staff). Tickets are available at
Dzul Dance fuses multiple dance forms with aerial and circus arts as a means to communicate pre-Hispanic, Mexican and Latin culture. By transforming bodies into earthbound and airborne forces of nature Dzul creates bridges between contemporary art and historical heritage while breaking physical and cultural boundaries.
Artistic Director and Choreographer Javier Dzul grew up immersed in Mayan culture and later trained and performed with the Martha Graham Dance Company.  His new work will focus on several pre-Hispanic rites of passage to explore the idea of ritual as a transformative experience.  
Joining Javier Dzul and his company of dancers, aerialists and contortionists for the premiere of Rites of Passage are former Limon Dance Company principal Kurt Douglas and former Cirque du Soleil soloist Anna Venizelos. Masks and body paint created by visual artist Darrell Thorne and lighting design by Michael Inwood.
A free preview featuring excerpts of Rites of Passagewill take place at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater on September 23, 2016 at 11am followed by a question and answer session.
Artistic Director Javier Dzul was born and raised in a Mayan tribal community in southern Mexico performing ritual dances, speaking Mayan and studying ancient teachings until the age of 16. Professional dance training began in Xalapa Veracruz at which time he also became a principal dancer with Ballet Folklorico de Mexico and Ballet Nacional de Mexico. Javier received full scholarships to study at Xalapa Veracruz, Ballet Nacional de Cuba and the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance. While in New York, Javier performed primarily with Martha Graham Dance Company, Pearl Lang Dance Theater, Alvin Ailey Repertory Company and Acroback Inc. His dancing has been described as "acrobatic wizardry" (Attitude: The Dancer's Magazine), "mythical" by City Arts and "spellbinding" by the Scotsman (Edinburgh).
About Dzul Dance
Created in 2003, Javier Dzul and his diverse company of performers have been presented throughout the world garnering reviews along the way that hail Dzul's ability to turn his dancers of "remarkable elasticity" into "creatures of the air as well as of the earth" (The New York Times). Dzul Dance's intense physicality and creative appeal have won them invitations nationally and internationally to present their unique work on a variety of prestigious stages.
The CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI) is a new residency program that opens the doors of CUNY campuses to New York City choreographers and dance companies. Developed in response to the shortage of affordable rehearsal space in New York City, CDI aims to support local artists, enhance college students' cultural life and education, and build new audiences for dance at CUNY performing arts centers.

In 2016, 12 CUNY colleges in all five boroughs are hosting 23 artists, from emerging choreographers to established dance companies. In addition to providing space for artists to create work, the residencies include master classes and open rehearsals specifically for students, plus showings and performances for the public.

The CUNY Dance Initiative receives major support from The Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust and the Howard Gilman Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Jerome Robbins Foundation and the Harkness Foundation for Dance. CDI is spearheaded and administered by The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College. 
John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York, an international leader in educating for justice, offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations. In teaching, scholarship and research, the College approaches justice as an applied art and science in service to society and as an ongoing conversation about fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law. For more information, visit
Since opening its doors in 1988, the Gerald W. Lynch Theater has been an invaluable cultural resource for John Jay College and the larger New York City community.  The Theater is dedicated to the creation and presentation of performing arts programming of all disciplines with a special focus on how the artistic imagination can shed light on the many perceptions of justice in our society. The Theater is also a member of CUNY Stages, a consortium of 16 performing arts centers located on CUNY campuses across New York City.
The Theater has hosted events in the Lincoln Center Festival since its first season in 1996, as well as, New York City Opera, Great Performers at Lincoln Center, Gotham Chamber Opera, Metropolitan Opera Guild and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater/Ailey II. The Theater has also been the site of many television and film specials including A&E's Live by Request, Comedy Central Presents and Premium Blend, Robert Klein in Concert and VH1's Soundtrack Live. For more information, and to view a schedule of events, please visit

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

NY: Monologando ando / Contando ando: del 7 al 17 de septiembre, 2016

La comunidad latina en New York espera cada año el tradicional Monologando Ando, en esta su VI versión viene con doble emoción, queremos darle entrada a la tradición oral, contadores de historias y leyendas que en inglés se conoce como Storytellers, buscamos rescatar un espacio para vernos y contar historias cómo lo hacen en Latinoamérica.

Para esta temporada de 2016 como también es costumbre, buscamos a través del arte ayudar a los que hacen parte de la Fundación cultural Fénix en Tuluá Colombia, que sueñan con hacer teatro; esta organización trabaja con jóvenes de escasos recursos.

El evento se realizará en The Producers Club Theatres 358 W 44th St, 10036 New York Semifinal: miércoles 7, jueves 8, viernes 9 y miércoles 14, jueves 15 de septiembre desde las 7pm.

La charla Camino a una buena producción se realizará el viernes 16 desde las 7pm; la charla el día viernes 16 será por donación voluntaria.  Además, ese día será la clausura de la primera muestra de Contando Ando

Gran final para Monologando Ando: 17 septiembre, 7pm.

Entradas para ver Monologando Contando Ando: Actores Inscritos en la RANY (red actores New York) pagarán solo $10 para ver un monólogo y 12 para ver todo en la noche que asistan
Entradas para público general: Entradas a $12 para ver un monólogo y $15 para ver todo el trabajo que se presente la noche que asista.
Entrada a la Gran Final Monologando Ando, el 17 de septiembre tendrá un costo general de $20 (para todos)
Tenemos un especial para que no te pierdas todos los trabajos del festival, el costo es de $55  dólares por todo el festival.  No tenemos para pago con tarjeta en la entrada del teatro, todo debe ser en efectivo.
Participantes Semifinal

Miércoles 7 de septiembre 7pm

Actriz:                        María Fernanda  Rodríguez                                              
Monólogo:                  Atrapen a Minnie   
Autora:                       Lupe Gehrenbeck
Directora:                  Lupe  Gehrenbeck
Duración:                   35 minutos
Audiencia:                 General

Juan Guzmán            Cuento (para Contando Ando)

Actriz:                        Jannette Mateo   
Monólogo:                  Me voy porque Puedo
Autor:                        Fernando Vieira                  
Director:                    Fernando Vieira  
Duración:                   35 minutos      
Audiencia:                 +16años

Jueves 8 de septiembre 7 pm

Actor:                         Víctor Alfonso Echavarría       
Monólogo:                  Toc toc toc Versión libre Efectos Personales     
Autor:                        Griselda Gámbaro            
Director:                    Martha Villada        
Duración:                   35 minutos
Audiencia:                 General

Juan Villarreal          Cuento (para Contando Ando)  
Actriz:                        Dilcia de Jesús
Monólogo:                  Como cazar marido          
Autor:                        Carlos Etxeba            
Director:                    Franco Galecio
Duración:                   40 minutos         
Audiencia:                 Adulta

Viernes 9 de septiembre 7 pm
Actriz:                        Génesis Tavárez    
Monólogo:                  Todas tenemos la misma historia                                
Autor:                        Darío Fo             
Director:                    Jean Rodríguez             
Duración:                   35 minutos          
Audiencia:                 Adulta

Zulema Santos Ewens  Cuento (para Contando Ando)

Actriz:                        Senddy Cabrera        
Monólogo:                  Medea  
Autor:                        Eurípides              
Director:                    José Bonilla
Duración:                   30 minutos 
Audiencia:                 Todos


Actor:                         Alfonso Rey              
Monólogo:                   #Popular                  
Autor:                        Marcos Purroy      
Director:                    Alfonso Rey
Duración:                   40 minutos      
Audiencia:                 +16años

Miércoles 14 de septiembre 7 pm

Actriz:                        Marcela Ferlito     
Monólogo:                  Los ojos abiertos           
Autor:                        Raquel Diana            
Director:                    Micky   Thomas
Duración:                   30 minutos      
Audiencia:                 Adulta 

Actor:                         Carlos Martínez     
Monólogo:                  El anticristo Una tarde con Nietzsche
Autor:                        Adolfo Torres                          
Director:                    Magdalena Hidalgo        
Duración:                   34 minutos          
Audiencia:                 Adulta

Actriz:                        María Auxiliadora Febres
Monólogo:                  Eva al desnudo             
Autor:                        Roberto Trobajo     
Director:                    José Willman Hernández
Duración:                   40 minutos                                                                                         
Audiencia:                 Adultos

Jueves 15 septiembre 7 pm
Actor:                         Edwin R Bernal         
Monólogo:                  Desde El andamio                   
Autor:                        Carlos María Alsina  
Director:                    Edwin R. Bernal
Duración:                   40 minutos           
Audiencia:                 Todos

Actor:                         Micky Thomas                                              
Monólogo:                  EL (Basado en la obra  Pedazos rotos de algo)                
Autor:                        Benito Escobar Villa      
Director:                    Micky Thomas
Duración:                   30 minutos        
Audiencia:                 Adulta

Actor:                         John Chávez            
Monólogo:                  Erostrato
Autor:                        Ulises Cala       
Director:                    Yoshvani Medina
Duración:                   40 minutos                                                                   
Audiencia:                 Adulta

Viernes 16 de septiembre 7pm

Charla Camino a una buena producción tema principal "La duración de proyecto teatral en escena hace que sea buena o mala producción'' y tendremos la Clausura Primera Muestra Contando Ando Storyteller.

Sábado 17 de septiembre 7:00 pm Gran Final de Monologando Ando entrada general $20 dólares

Evento producido por JJ Franco y Jaime López para FenixUsany