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CASA 0101 Theater Launches Fundraising Campaign to Keep Doors Open

The Los Angeles theater also announced the ''Brown & Out IV'' short play festival.

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Mikki Hernandez will be one of the actors participating in the Brown & Out IV short play festival at CASA 0101 Theater, which also launched a fundraising campaign to keep its doors open.
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CASA 0101 Theater announced that it has launched a fundraising campaign in order to save the theater.

"I opened CASA over 15 years ago," said the theater's founding artistic director, Real Women Have Curves playwright Josefina López, in a statement. "I started CASA to create opportunities for actors and writers and artists. This is the kind of place that I wanted when I was a little girl. I thought this would be my way of giving back to my community in Boyle Heights. But, unfortunately we are on the brink of closing down because we can't pay our rent, so we need your financial support."

According to executive director Emmanuel Deleage, CASA 0101 is looking for 350 people to become $25 monthly donors. "Presently we have 77 of the 350 donors. It's very possible to do it, but without it, unfortunately we may have to close our doors. Over the years we have produced well over 100 plays, offered countless classes and presented many art exhibits. We invest heavily in our productions. Like many arts organizations, our theater is no longer able to sustain itself alone with our ticket sales and limited grants. We ask for your support so we can continue providing inspiring plays, so that we can continue making a difference in the lives of not only the community of Boyle Heights, but in the community of Los Angeles."

To contribute to CASA 0101's fundraising campaign, click here.

In addition to announcing the fundraising campaign, CASA 0101 announced that it will present Brown & Out IV, a festival of 10 world premiere short plays celebrating the LGBTQ Latinxperience, running February 9-March 4 on the theater's Main Stage. The slate of playwrights will include Abel Alvarado, Corky Dominguez, Claudia Duran, Josefina López, Jaime Mayorquin, Raymond Arturo Perez, Matthew Benjamin Ramos, Gilbert Salazar, Richard Billegas Jr., and Patricia Zamorano. The actors participating in Brown & Out IV include César Carmona, Moises Castro, Victoria Dunn, Belissa Escobedo, Mikki Hernandez, Karlo S. Ishibashi, Giovanni Navarro, Matthew Benjamin Ramos, Rufino Romero, Devan Torres, and Maia Villa.

For more information on CASA 0101, click here.

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