CASA 0101 Theater Presents ‘Corina: From Lap Dance to Sundance’

Corina Calderone
Photo by Adam MOROZ

A journey from the underbelly of American society to the doorway of Hollywood success, “Corina: From Lap Dance To Sundance” is the story of thousands of people who make Los Angeles their home. It is the story of every child who has a dream and who does not give up on it.

“My play depicts my own personal story as an adult dancer when I was in my teens and 20s living in Austin, Texas,” said Corina Calderon, writer and star of the show. “I didn’t see many opportunities for myself, so I went out and created them. My transformative journey took me out of a toxic environment and gave me the courage to believe in myself to pursue a better life. Along the way I learned how to navigate my destiny. By doing so, I experienced a catharsis that has led me to embrace my true authentic self and to be who I genuinely am.”

The world premiere play of Corina Calderon’s life story is a testament to her unwavering determination that a person can achieve anything in life if they set their minds to it.”

Warning: This play contains adult themes of a sexual nature, strong language and depictions of violence. It will be presented on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and on Sundays at 4 p.m. for a five-week run from Nov. 17 – Dec. 17 in the recently dedicated Gloria Molina Auditorium at CASA 0101 Theater, 2102 E. First St. (at St. Louis Street) in Boyle Heights. Discounted preview will be presented on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. For further information, visit

Tickets for $25 per person for general admission; $22 per person for students and seniors 60-plus and $20 per person for Boyle Heights residents and groups of 10 of more. Discounted tickets for the preview performance on Thursday, Nov. 16 are $12.50 per person. There will be no performances on Fridays, Nov. 24 and Dec. 15.

Advance reservations are highly recommended. For tickets, call the CASA 0101 Theater box office at (323) 263-7684, email, or buy online at