Former ELAC student opens restaurant

May 10, 2017

By Maria Isabel Cubillo Former East Los Angeles College student Josefina Lopez opened Casa Fina Restaurant and Cantina in Boyle Heights on Friday. Free tacos, aguas frescas and cake were served from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. “The food was so delicious. Everyone was really nice and kind,” said Lizette Palominos, a resident of Boyle Heights.The restaurant will host stand-up comedy nights, open mic nights, bohemian nights, and karaoke nights….

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‘Drunk Girl’ helps victims of abuse

  By Rogelio Alvarez Casa 0101 premiered, “Drunk Girl,” a series of 16 plays that focuses on the traumatic effects of sexual abuse and the various ways of coping with it. “Drunk Girl,” premiered last friday at Casa 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights. The majority of the plays were written by  East Los Angeles College alumni Josefina Lopez. “Pink Scars” was written by Rocio Diaz and “Drunk Girl” was written…

September 30, 2015
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Theatre Student Undertakes Controversial Play

by Stephanie Guevara   East Los Angeles College student, Samuel Solorio, has started in many plays but his next play, ‘Drunk Girl’ may be the most controversial yet. ‘Drunk Girl’, which will be premiering in Casa 0101,  a collection of 16 short plays, monologues, and sketch pieces revolving around the struggles of women having power over their bodies, lives and destinies. Solorio took part in eight of the 16 short…

September 27, 2015
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Casa 0101 celebrates 15 year anniversary

February 25, 2015

By Jesus Figueroa Former East Los Angeles College student Josefina Lopez prides herself in bringing theater productions to the community she grew up in. Casa 0101 is a theater in East Los Angeles. It was founded by Lopez and is run by several volunteers. “My vision for the future is that we have nurtured enough Latina/o writers [and] that a new Theatrical literature exists because of us,” Lopez said. From…

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Casa 0101 clashes cultures in hilarious new play

By Jesus Figueroa Comedy and culture took center stage in Casa 0101’s newest original production “Clean Start” on opening weekend in Los Angeles, California. The play written by Kathy Fischer and Josefina Lopez delights while telling the story of two cultures coming together under one roof. Beverly Hills Socialite Parker Reed, played by Kim Chase, finds herself in need of a friend and her house maid Rosario Rodriguez, played by…

January 27, 2015
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Josefina Lopez brings ‘Piñata Dreams’ to Casa 0101

By Jesus Figueroa A colorful set build the dream like mood which fills the trilingual play “Piñata Dreams” with a cartoon feel. Writer Josefina Lopez brings an original Hispanic story told in English and Spanish, translated into American Sign Language, to the stage of Casa 0101 in Los Angeles, California. Most actors play several parts as well as narrate a section of the play. The play begins as young J.J.,…

December 16, 2014
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