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

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 […]

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

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

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.

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.