‘Casa’, meaning home in Spanish and Portuguese is exactly what CASA is: a home for Latin American theatre and culture in the UK where artists, audiences and participants of all backgrounds are welcome. To celebrate their tenth anniversary this year, CASA will build a new home at Southwark Playhouse in the heart of London’s biggest Latin American community.
UK Week is an integral part of CASA’s programme, supporting, developing and celebrating the incredible talent of Latin American artists in the UK. The week kicks off with a repertory season of brand new full length works by some of the UK’s most exciting Latin American artists and will conclude with a super Saturday featuring new performances by CASA associate artists such as Victor Esses’s Where to Belong. It will also include a series of open professional development workshops led by Artistic Director Daniel Goldman.
Running alongside UK Week will be an eight-week festival, in partnership with Out Of The Wings, of free play readings by Latin America’s most exciting contemporary voices, showing every Saturday across Arcola and Southwark Playhouse. CASA 2017 will culminate with Here we cook with love by award-winning chef Martin Morales who steps out of the kitchen to share heartfelt stories from his childhood.
CASA have also released exclusive details of their all day and night opening party on Sunday 3rd September, celebrating the UK’s Latin American connection at Lost Rivers Elephant, and the Arcola’s CASA late night mid-festival party on Saturday 30th September.