NBC News – In Her L.A. Neighborhood, Playwright Josefina Lopez Creates a ‘Casa’ for the Performing Arts

Josefina Lopez has an amazing story: she grew up in a modest neighborhood in the heart of the city’s east side and went on to co-write a hit movie that made America Ferrera a star. Since then, she has harnessed her success to give Latino youth a space to explore – and succeed…

Uncovering The Hidden History of Mexican and Black Solidarity

Casa 0101 welcomed Prof. Ron Wilkins for his talk and presentation “Uncovering the Hidden History of Mexican and Black Solidarity.” Saturday, February 8, 2020.  Organized by gallery Curator, Jimmy Centeno, this talk was a free event chronicling the often overlooked, and sometimes hidden, history of solidarity between the Mexican and Black community.  From a historical lens, […]

Always Running presented at Pasadena City College

Casa 0101 brought Always Running to the 2000-seat Sexson Auditorium at Pasadena City College. Tuesday, December 3, 2019.  It was the final performance in what turned out to be a nearly 3-month sold-out run that had just concluded at Casa 0101 on November 24, 2019.  The show was presented in partnership with the Pathways Program at […]

L.A. Times – A splendid ‘Beauty and the Beast’ proves why Casa 0101 deserves a fairy-tale ending

Casa 0101 in Boyle Heights is waging a fundraising battle to keep its doors open. Judging by its splendid “Beauty and the Beast” running through June, it would be a tragedy for the neighborhood — and for the larger theater community — if this valiant institution were to be shuttered.