La MaMa Cantata 2012-2015

La MaMa Cantata (by Liz Swados) tells the story of Ellen Stewart, the founder of the La MaMa Experimental Theater Club in the East Village. The show has toured to Italy, Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Turkey, and Japan, as well as performances at La MaMa ETC. 

The latest trip to Tokyo was the show's third international tour.  We spent the week teaching workshops to the students at Tamagawa University and a select group of them performed with us.

“…Fearless and provocative theater” -NY Times

“...the CANTATA is a dazzling showcase of diversity and imagination. The cast of 18 is alarmingly talented. They communicate Ellen’s words...with passion and joy. Swados’ score is magnificently varied, and filled with emotion.”         –  

listen to the cast recording of La MaMa Cantata here

learn more about La MaMa Cantata in Tokyo here