The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) presents its next HOLAtalks event, a discussion with star of stage and screen David Zayas on Monday, December 17, 2012. Zayas, currently playing Ángel Batista on Showtime’s Dexter, will be interviewed by filmmaker Louis Perego Moreno (a.k.a. Tío Louie), host of the Prime Latino Media Salon. The HOLAtalksevent will kick off the 2012 HOLAfestival (a series of staged play readings by HOLA member-playwrights Florencia Lozano, Alfonso Ramírez and Alberto Bonilla), taking place Tuesday-Thursday, December 18-20, 2012. All events will take place at Teatro LATEA, 107 Suffolk Street (between Rivington and Delancey streets), Second Floor in Manhattan’s Lower East Side in New York. Suggested admission for the events is $10 for each event ($5 for HOLA and NALIP members/Friends of HOLA). Reservations are strongly recommended. To make a reservation, call HOLA at (212) 253-1015.
David Zayas is a star of stage and screen. His early career began while he was still a police officer. It was training that would serve him well given the fact that he was often cast as a cop. Having won roles in television and film, he quickly reached a point in his career where it seemed that acting was truly his calling, and he was able to leave the police force and focus solely on performing. He won raves as the terrifying and powerful prisoner Enrique Morales, from HBO’s OZ. A member of the LAByrinth Theater Company, he had his Broadway debut in Nilo Cruz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Ana in the Tropics. He can currently be seen playing Ángel Batista in the hit Showtime series Dexter. In October, he received the 2012HOLA José Ferrer Tespis Award and in November, he received a 2012 Latin Trendsetter Award from Latin Trends magazine.
The HOLAtalks event was founded in 2009 with a simple concept: have a Latino celebrity be interviewed about his/her life and career in front of an audience, followed by a question and answer period. Previous HOLAtalks event have featured award-winning performers such as Daphne Rubin-Vega, Tony Plana and Lauren Vélez.