CASA 0101 offers year-round classes in acting and writing for youth and adults, and offers seasonal classes in improv, filmmaking, puppetry, and dance.  All classes are free for youth.

BHC Acting Class & Performing Class ages 16 – 21 – Spring 2017

Sundays 12 - 3PM, Tuesday & Thursday 6 - 8:30 , March 5 - April 27, 2017



Overview: As part of The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities initiative, Casa 0101 will be presenting a youth theater production to be performed in full at CASA 0101 Theater. We are inviting youth, who LIVE, WORK or PLAY in Boyle Heights to participate in this exciting project to present the play Simply Maria or the American Dream by Josefina Lopez and in so doing become an advocate for the campaign towards a youth development department utilizing the arts as a tool for civil engagement.

When: Auditions for the company will be on Sunday, February 26, 12:00pm - 3:00pm

*For the audition please prepare ONE acting monologue, about 1½ minute in length, that demonstrate a strong character and your acting range. Must be fully memorized. No previous acting experience required.

Rehearsals: Begin Sunday, March 5th through April 27th. We will rehearse (3) days a week, Sundays from 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Performances: Friday, April 28th, Saturday, April 29th, and Sunday, April 30th . Additional performances in community settings may be scheduled.

Please Note: If cast in the company actors must be able to attend ALL rehearsals and performances.

Number of classes per session: 10

Class meets at: CASA 0101 Theater

Class size: 20

Instructor: Corky Dominguez & Edward Padilla

CORKY DOMINGUEZ has over 30 years of theatre experience as a director, choreographer, producer, and actor. Mr. Dominguez is an advocate for educational oriented theatre programs and has worked with many So Cal high schools, colleges and universities including work with Center Theatre Group, Cornerstone Theater Company, Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, Los Angeles Music Center Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Fringe Benefits, California Youth Theatre, California Educational Theatre Association, Camp Bravo/Bravo Student Tours, State Thespian Festivals in California, Arizona, Nevada and the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska. EDWARD PADILLA graduated with honors from the USC School of Theatre where he received his BA in Theater and the David Dukes Scholarship for Acting. Film and TV credits include supporting roles in Spider-Man 3 (June 2007) and in Mr. and Mrs. Smith (June 2005), as well as appearances on Dirt, The Shield (FX), Bones (FOX), Windfall (NBC), King of Queens (CBS), the Drew Carey Show (ABC), Los Beltran (Telemundo), and more. In 2001, he received the Humanism Award from Childrens’ Hospital Los Angeles for his work for the Department of Clinical Immunology and Allergy/Children’s Aids Center.

Corky Dominguez and Edward Padilla will guide students to draw upon personal experiences through traditional theater techniques and activities plus journal writing to create an original work reflecting the youth’s artistic expression.


To reserve a spot, call (323) 263-7684 or fill out the information below.

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