2017 HOLA Awards for Excellence in New York Latino Theater Announced

2017 HOLA Awards for Excellence in New York Latino Theater Announced

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 Award recipients for 2017, the awards ceremony's 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, NYC. Tickets are $100, with a limited number of tickets are available at $85.

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. Additional honorees will be announced at a later date.

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 (with a limited number available for $85). 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 Recipients
Excellence in New York Latino Theater

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR

Rafael Beato, La canción (Repertorio Español)

Sandor Juan, Seis (Corezón/FUERZAfest)

Daniel Ojeda, El pez gordo (Primordial Jam Productions)

Anthony Ruiz, Implications of Cohabitation (Sudaca Theater)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR

Rosie Berrido, Olvidadas (Teatro Círculo)

Zulema Clares, En el nombre de Salomé (Repertorio Español)

María Fontanals, Seis (Corezón/FUERZAfest)

Aileene Pérez, Mirandolina (Teatro Experimental Blue Amigos/CoDoCul)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED MALE ACTOR

Edward Azcorra, Allá en Monte Calvo (FenixUSANY)

Jorge Luis Figueroa, Mirandolina (Teatro Experimental Blue Amigos/CoDoCul)

Juan Manuel Sanábria, La lechuga (Coquí Theater/CoDoCul)

Claudio Weisz, El uso de la palabra (Corezón/Microtheater NY/SEA)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED FEMALE ACTOR

Natalia Martelo, La lechuga (Coquí Theater/CoDoCul)

Noëlle Mauri, Olvidadas (Teatro Círculo)

Erika Reyes, ¡Los enredos de la Señorita Ivonne!, (Coquí Theater)

Jeannie Sol, The 3 Pigettes and the Big Bad Lady Wolf (SEA)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A VISITING MALE ACTOR

Francisco Gattorno, La fiaca (Repertorio Español)

David Ponce, La orgía (Havanafama/CoDoCul)

Daniel Romero, 10 millones (Repertorio Español)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A VISITING FEMALE ACTOR

Gretell Barreiro, Huelga de sexo a las mujeres (ArtSpoken Performing Arts/Thalía Hispanic Theatre)

Daysy Fontao, Gas en los poros (Artefactus Cultural Project/CoDoCul)

Belkis Proenza, Gas en los poros (Artefactus Cultural Project/CoDoCul)

OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE

Mario Golden, Father God Mother Death (Downtown Urban Arts Festival)

Barbra Herr, Trans-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 Bonilla, Zulema Clares, Dalia Davi, Darlenis Durán, Hannia Guillén, Jesús E. Martínez, Francis Mateo, Diana Pou, Johary Ramos, Jerry Soto, Fermín Suárez, En el nombre de Salomé (Repertorio Español)

Alejandro Gil, Carlos Gudiel, Christian Ocón, Tamara Melián, David Ponce, Steven Salgado, La orgía (Havanafama/CoDoCul)

Marina Catalán, Alicia Cerón, Idalia Limón, Julissa 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

Leandro González, Nanas (LaMicro Theater)

Marco Antonio Rodríguez, En el nombre de Salomé (Repertorio Español)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING

Pablo Andrade, Seis (Corezón/FUERZAfest)

Diego Chiri, Olvidadas (Teatro Círculo)

Leyma López, La fiaca (Repertorio Español)

Héctor Luis Rivera, Mirandolina (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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