SHAWN AND LEON
Ilka Award Winner
left: Winner of the Rita Moreno HOLA Award for
you all, winners of the HOLA Awards for Excellence in
Spanish Theatre for the 1999 season!
Sebastián Aragón, Mateo Gómez, Sol
Miranda, Adria Santana, Abelardo Estorino, Manuel
Martín, Virginia Rambal, Soledad López, Fanny
Rybin, Cecil Villar, Susana Crisan, Silvia
Zaldívar, and Jorge Alí
In special recognition of León Ichaso, director and
film scenarist, for his extraordinary and successful effort
in expanding avenues of expression for Hispanic performers
and all artists of color.
HOLA Award for Excellence: In special recognition of Shawn
Elliott for his professional excellence and high standards
in the accurate and non-stereotypical portrayal of Hispanic
culture and people.
Juliá HOLA Founders
In special recognition of Silvia Brito, Luz Castaños,
Miriam Colón Valle, Max Ferrá, Elsa
Ortíz, Frank Robles, Margarita Toirac, Abdón
Villamizar and Gilberto Zaldívar in recognition of
their creation of today's American Spanish theatre
the guests at the Players Club on Gramercy Park
Juliá HOLA Founders Award winners: (Left to
right) Margarita Toirac, Frank Robles, Elsa
Ortíz, Gilberto Zaldívar, Max
Ferrá, Miriam Colón, Abdón
Villamizar, Luz Castaños (Rene Buch lending
support) and Silvia Brito.