Casa 0101 Theater and Latino Equality Alliance Present National 'Coming Out' Day in Boyle Heights, 10/11
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by BWW News Desk
In celebration of National "Coming Out" Day on Thursday, October 11, 2012, Casa 0101 Theater, Josefina López, Artistic Director, in collaboration with the Latino Equality Alliance will present a special performance of the theater's currently playing critically acclaimed production of The 2nd Annual BROWN & OUT Theater Festival, produced by Miguel Garcia, featuring 10 World Premiere short plays focusing on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Questioning and Queer Latino/a experience.
For tickets, call the Casa 0101 Theater Box Office at 323-263-7684, E-mail email@example.com, or buy online at www.casa0101.org. Tickets are $20 per person for General Admission; $17 per person for Seniors; and $15 per person for Students/Boyle Heights residents. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Tickets for the Thursday, October 11th performance include admission to the show, the Q&A following the performance and both receptions. Theatre patrons can get a $2 discount by presenting their Metro Bus Cards at the Box Office when buying tickets. Metro bus stations are located on First Street in Boyle Heights at both Soto Street, and at Boyle Street (Mariachi Plaza), within a short walking distance to the theatre. Event attendees are encouraged to arrive early to have their photos taken on The Pink Carpet.
"For the Latino Equality Alliance this special engagement oF Brown & OUT on National "Coming Out" Day, October 11th is a terrific opportunity to share with the community news of our LGBTQ public education Boyle Heights LGBTQ initiative," explained Ari Gutierrez, Co-Chair of the Latino Equality Alliance. "We are working in collaboration with The California Endowment and its 'Building Healthy Communities' place based initiative in Boyle Heights. This is an important opportunity to engage the over 35 community-based organizations that are part of that collective. We welcome the opportunity to work with the Casa 0101 Theater based in our own community in highlighting our LGBTQ stories and presenting them in a way that honors our culture and provides important insight on the struggles of our LGBTQ youth," she added.
Casa 0101 Theater's 2nd Annual BROWN & OUT Theater Festival runs through October 21, 2012. Festival performances are being presented on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 5:00 p.m. at The New Casa 0101 Theatre, 2102 East 1st Street (at St. Louis Street), Boyle Heights, CA 90033. To learn more about the plays in the show, please visit the website, www.casa0101.org.
Casa 0101 Theater was founded by Josefina López, author of "Real Women Have Curves," in 2000 to fulfill her vision of bringing art and live theatre programs to Boyle Heights, CA. From its humble beginnings in a former tiny bridal shop, Casa 0101 has established itself as a leading arts venue for Los Angeles' East Side, currently offering year round theatrical productions, an annual film festival and classes in dramatic writing and acting, production and performance/play development to youth and adults. Casa 0101 Theater is specifically dedicated to providing vital arts, cultural and educational programs in theatre, digital filmmaking, art and dance – to Boyle Heights, thereby nurturing the future storytellers of Los Angeles who will someday transform the world. Why the name Casa 0101? Casa means house or home in Spanish. 0101 is the original language of computers. It can also mean nothing and everything, Yin and Yang, male and female, life and death, individual and group, the self and the creator-self. It is a commitment to exploring the world and oneself, the good and the bad, the light and the darkness of our soul and our world to the point where there are no borders and "0" and "1" and one.
The Latino Equality Alliance is a community grassroots non-profit organization, fiscally sponsored by Community Partners and established after Proposition 8, that works in collaboration with LGBTQ and ally organizations to increase support for LGBTQ people and their families. To learn more, please visit the website, www.LatinoEqualityAlliance.com.