In Memoriam of Martín Olvera

Dear friends, Former Casa 0101 Board member Martín Olvera passed away on February 14th.Martín was an artist in the truest sense of the word.He had been attending Casa 0101 plays for well over a decade.One day after a performance he and I finally had a discussion and he shared he was soon retiring.I asked him […]

Youth Students Present Their Fall Showcase

A group of school aged students are standing side by side on stage singing. A young girl is standing in front of them singing into a microphone.

Youth Students Shine On-Stage December 6th, 2023. Casa 0101 Theater recently wrapped up its fall youth program, a nine-week program of acting and singing classes for students ages 7-18. The program, facilitated by seasoned instructors and performers Chrissi Erickson, Melodee Fernandez, Jocelyn Sanchez, and Raquel Salinas, not only provided invaluable artistic training but also championed […]

In Memoriam of Elena Chávez Dominguez

A diverse group of women pose for a group photo agains a banner that reads "Chicanas, Cholas y Chisme."

Dear friends, It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Elena Chávez Dominguez. Elena has been a participant, supporter and volunteer at Casa 0101 for over a decade. Her spirit and generosity helped to make Casa 0101 what it is today. She contributed stories to Chicanas, Cholas y Chisme, often volunteered […]

Summer Youth On-Camera Production Class Premieres “The Giant Wave”

Casa 0101's youth act in front of the camera during the filming of The Giant Wave.

Casa 0101’s On-Camera Production returned with The Giant Wave. Tuesday, November 25th, 2022. After a successful short film in 2021, this year’s On-Camera Production class returned with The Giant Wave. This 10-week class focused on teaching students what it takes to become a working actor in the entertainment industry, from learning how to prepare for […]

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.