Winners of HOLA Awards Announced; Rubén Blades to Be Honored at October Ceremony

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The HOLA Awards, which honor the achievements of Latino actors in theatre and the entertainment industry, will be presented Oct. 17 at New York City's Battery Gardens. Rubén Blades, Luis Guzmán, Natalie Morales and Teresa Yenque will receive special honors.

Teresa Yenque
Teresa Yenque

The twelfth annual gala will honor Blades with the Raúl Julia HOLA Founders Award, while Guzmán will receive the HOLA Excellence in Film Award, Morales the HOLA Excellence in Media Award, and Yenque will be presented with the a Special Recognition Award for over 40 years in the entertainment industry.

The HOLA Award winners in theatre follow:

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor
Alfredo Huereca, Cayendo con Victoriano (World View Productions)
Francisco Reyes, Way To Heaven (Himmelweg) (Repertorio Español)

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor
Vanessa Aspíllaga, underneathmybed (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater)
Susanna Guzmán, La luz de un cigarillo (Teatro LATEA)

Outstanding Performance By A Featured Male Actor
Ismael Cruz Córdova, La luz de un cigarillo (Teatro LATEA)
Israel Ruiz, La Strada (Teatro IATI/Compañía La Strada) Outstanding Performance By A Featured Female Actor
Arisleyda Lombert, La luz de un cigarillo (Teatro LATEA)
Eva Cristina Vásquez, Sabina y Lucrecia (Teatro Círculo)

Outstanding Solo Performance
Inma Heredia, My Audition for Almodóvar (Teatro IATI)
Lauren Vélez, They Call Me La Lupe (Teatro LATEA/Dura Vida Productions)

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble Cast
Iván Camilo, Sunilda Caraballo, Juan Carlos Díaz, Mateo Gómez, Modesto Lacén, Graciany Miranda, Manny Pérez, Ruperto Vanderpool, La barbería (David Maldonado and Juan Toro/New World Stages)

Rosie Berrido, Zulema Clares, Dalia Davi, María Helan, Flor de Liz Pérez, Teresa Pérez-Frangie, Fermín Suárez, En el tiempo de las mariposas (Repertorio Español)

Outstanding Achievement In Technical Production
Raúl Ábrego, for his scenic design of La barbería (David Maldonado and Juan Toro/New World Stages)
Yanko Bakulic, for his scenic design of La luz de un cigarillo (Teatro LATEA)

Outstanding Achievement In Playwriting
Florencia Lozano, underneathmybed (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater)
Marco Antonio Rodríguez, La luz de un cigarillo (Teatro LATEA)

Outstanding Achievement In Direction
Aminta De Lara, Aviones de papel (Paper Airplanes) (Teatro LATEA/Zer0Compañía)
René Buch and Jorge B. Merced, La Strada (Teatro IATI/Compañía La Strada)

Gilberto Zaldívar Hola Award For Outstanding Production
Aviones de papel (Paper Airplanes) (Teatro LATEA/Zer0Compañía)
De Fuente Ovejuna a Ciudad Juárez (Thalía Spanish Theatre/The Cross Border Project)

For tickets to the HOLA Awards, priced $150, phone (212) 253-1015 or visit HelloHola.org.

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