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Chicanas, Cholas, y Chisme Celebrates 10th Season

Chicanas, Cholas, y Chisme empowers Latinas by giving them the tools to develop new creative works.

LOS ANGELES, CA. – Chicanas, Cholas, y Chisme presents “THRIVING,” a theater festival exploring Latina challenges and triumphs, running March 11th through March 27th. 

Celebrating its 10th Season of original new works, Chicanas, Cholas, y Chisme sprung from the desire to foster more Latina-driven creative work. Since its modest beginning in 2013, Chicanas, Cholas, y Chisme has more than quadrupled in size, presented well over 100 new plays, and has broken attendance records at Casa 0101 Theater by selling out nearly each show.  

Chicanas, Cholas, y Chisme empowers Latinas by giving them the tools to develop new creative works. Each of the playwrights also takes on the role of director and associate producer, making it an entirely Latina driven production.

Chicanas, Cholas, y Chisme is produced by Claudia Duran and Lindsey Haley. Associate producers, writers, and directors include Wendy Castro, Claudia Diaz, Jacqueline Guido, Meliza Gutierrez, Marianna Herrera, Mari Mercado, Lorena Ortega, Cinnamon Rivera, Doreen Sanchez, Brianna Sandoval and Rosario Trujillo. Additional associate producers include: Yvonne Garcia-Zahar, Suzanne Linares, Maria G. Martinez, Hazel Minger, Lupe Montiel and Bertha C. Perez.

Performances are held Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 and 5 p.m. at Casa 0101 Theater, located at 2102 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033. Tickets are $25/General, $22/Students/Seniors 60+, $20/Boyle Heights Residents/Groups of 10+. Please visit the official website or call the box office at (323) 263-7684 for tickets.

Free Parking is available on Fridays and Saturdays at the Boyle Heights City Hall Parking Lot located at 2130 East First Street, entrance on Chicago.  

Covid-19 Safety Protocols and Requirements

Casa 0101 abides by all government guidelines related to safety and will ask all guests to also follow most current safety protocols. In order to visit our venue, all guests must wear a mask while inside Casa 0101 and provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination (with photo ID) or a negative Covid test taken within the last 72 hours with a religious or medical exemption. Subject to change. 

About Casa 0101 and Chicanas, Cholas, y Chisme

Founded by Josefina Lopez in 2000, Casa 0101 is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to providing vital arts, and cultural and educational programs in theater, digital filmmaking, art, and dance to Boyle Heights and its surrounding communities. For more information about Casa 0101 and its classes, visit here.

Chicanas, Cholas, y Chisme was conceived by Josefina Lopez as a program designed to foster more Latina-driven creative work, and to build a community of Latina artists, directors, and producers.

Since its first production in March 2013, the program has grown in size and scale, offering Chicana and Latina women of all walks of life and experience levels an opportunity to create and produce their work.

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