Casa 0101 Theater Presents the 2nd Annual Brown & Out Theater Festival, 9/28-10/21

Casa 0101 Theater Presents the 2nd Annual Brown & Out Theater Festival, 9/28-10/21

Casa 0101 Theater, Josefina López, Artistic Director, will present Casa 0101's 2nd Annual Brown & Out Theater Festival (BAOTF), featuring a collection of 11 World Premiere short plays celebrating the Latino/a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning/Queer experience. Executive produced by Miguel Garcia, the Festival will be presented on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 5:00 p.m., September 28 – October 21, 2012 at The New Casa 0101 Theater, 2102 East 1st Street (at St. Louis Street), Boyle Heights, CA 90033.

Casa 0101 Theater's 2nd Annual Brown & Out Theater Festival is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, The California Endowment, Building Healthy Communities – Boyle Heights Initiative and Metro.

Miguel Garcia, Executive Producer Casa 0101 Theater's 2nd Annual Brown & Out Theater Festival said: "The inspiration for this new play festival came from the need to provide a creative, safe space where LGBTQ Latino/as could share their many diverse stories out on the stage for ALL audiences to hear in an effort to reduce the stigmas and struggles associated with being Latino/a and LGBTQ. Given the rise of LGBTQ youth committing suicide due to increased bullying and cyber-bullying, it became very important to present a Theater Festival that would inspire audiences, artists and youth to 'Live Brown, Out and Proud.'"

For tickets, please call the Casa 0101 Theater Box Office at 323-263-7684, E-mail tickets@casa0101.org, 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. Discounts for Groups are also available. Advance reservations are highly recommended. 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. On Thursday, October 11, 2012 in observation of National Coming Out Day, a special Pre-Show Reception will be held at 6:30 p.m., followed by a performance of the show at 8:00 p.m.; please call the Casa 0101 Theater Box Office for more details. A special art exhibition will be held in conjunction with the Festival; further details will soon be announced. For further information, please visit the website, www.casa0101.org.

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