Youth Perform “Kids These Days” at Mariachi Plaza

A group of high school students gather for a group photo while showing off their certificates.

CASA 0101’s youth shines on stage at Mariachi Plaza with original performance. On Saturday, May 7th,  the Social+Community+Engagement Youth Acting Workshop culminated with a public performance at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights. The Youth Acting Workshop returned this spring to CASA 0101 theater, led by instructors Corky Dominguez and Kimiko Warner-Turner. This 12-week class of […]

Summer Youth On-Camera Production Class premieres Film at the Chinese Theater

A group of adults and students pose on the red carpet of the LA Skins Fest.

Casa 0101’s summer youth program premiered their film, The Train, on the big screen. On Saturday November 20th, The Train, a short film developed from stories written by Casa 0101 youth in partnership with Casa 0101 volunteers and entertainment professionals, was presented at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood as part of the official selection of […]

New Exhibit Opens at Casa 0101: Squaring Off With Brushstrokes of Paint

Jimmy Centeno and Fernando Barragan stand close to each other in front of a black and white mural, Fernando is speaking into a microphone.

Casa 0101 hosts the opening reception of Fernando Barragan’s exhibit Squaring Off With Brushstrokes of Paint Thursday, November 4th, 2021. Casa 0101 hosted the opening reception of Fernando Barragan’s new exhibit Squaring Off With Brushstrokes of Paint in its Jean Deleage Gallery. Curated by Jimmy Centeno, Fernando’s artwork captures the struggles of society in the […]

L.A. Times – After months of COVID-closed doors, Boyle Heights’ Casa 0101 gingerly steps forward

Josefina Lopez posing in front of a colorful mural that includes a painted version of herself.

On a recent Saturday morning in Boyle Heights, some two dozen youths line up just off the corner of St. Louis and 1st streets, outside Casa 0101, the 99-seat theater founded by “Real Women Have Curves” playwright Josefina López.

Summer Youth On-Camera Production Class Wraps Up Filming

A production member holds a slate agains a student actor. A sound engineer holds a boom microphone up agains the student to record her sound.

Casa 0101’s summer youth program returned in-person with an On-Camera Production class. Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Filming has concluded for our summer Youth On-Camera Production class, which transformed Casa 0101 Theater into a futuristic film set. This ten-week class gave students, ages 7 to 18 years old, the experience of what it’s like to work […]

EMMYS – John Simmons captures the essence of the stories he tells in images

John Simmons, ASC, began his professional career as a cinematographer in the early 1980s — a time that was especially difficult for people of color to make their way in show business.

SB 805 Press Conference

A large group of SB 805 supporters pose for a group photo.

Josefina Lopez speaks at the SB 805 Press Conference on Monday August 16th, 2021 Monday, August 16, 2021. Casa 0101, along with the SB 805 coaltion, helped organize a press conference at the Fountain Theatre to voice support for SB 805, the Save the Performing Arts Act of 2021. Senator Susan Rubio, LA City Councilman […]

Capturing Beauty Exhibit

Photographer, John Simmons poses with two gallery guests, next to one of his photographs.

Casa 0101 hosts artist reception with John Simmons for his acclaimed exhibit Capturing Beauty Saturday, August 14, 2021.  After 17 months of lockdown, Casa 0101 once again opened its door to the public. It was fitting that it was to host a reception in its Jean Deleage Gallery, for Capturing Beauty: The Artwork and Photography of John […]

Casa 0101 Hosts Homeboy Industries’ Youth Summer Arts Showcase

A gentleman speaks in to a microphone. Next to him is a bench with painted sneakers lined up across it.

Casa 0101 hosted the final showcase performance of Homeboy Industries’ 6-week Youth Summer Arts Program.  Friday, August 6, 2021. Participants learned the fundamentals of many arts disciplines including: video and photography, poetry/spoken word, music and theater. Additionally, programming was increased this year to include entrepreneurship and technology. The youth shared their stories, artwork, poetry and […]

In Memoriam of Ed Krieger

Dear friends, It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Ed Krieger.  Since 2012, Ed Krieger had photographed dozens up dozens of plays at Casa 0101.  A consummate professional, always early, discreet and in the background while always delivering high quality professional pictures, that made Casa 0101 plays, as well as […]