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In this current climate of escalated political and social divisiveness and hate...

Over the past 20 years, Crossing Jamaica Avenue, led by an Asian Artistic Director, has brought innovative theatrical performances that fuse Western and Eastern theater techniques, aesthetics, stories, and cultures to our New York City community. We create by exploring together and learning from our collaborators and audiences.

In this current climate of escalated political and social divisiveness and hate, CJA is committed now more than ever to bridging different cultures and traditions together and showcasing the often hidden voices of minorities through theater. As an arts organization and a member of the New York City community, we will continue to highlight our core values and bring works to audiences throughout the city and beyond!

CJA’s Online-Interactive-Live-Theater


Take a theatrical experience to your home. Not a video streaming, not an excerpt but a newly created proejct for the “To Go.”

2020 STAR FESTIVAL: Tanabata Story in Zoom

Let’s explore the world of Tanabata together!

Go To Star Festival in Zoom page

MOMOTARO: In Search of a HERO 2020 Theater To Go version

MOMOTARO 動画の日本語対訳 PDFダウンロードはここをクリックして下さい

Children’s Special

Sing & Dance with MOMOTARO performers and thier friends

Go To Sing & Dance with MOMOTARO performers page

MOMOTARO: In Search of A Hero On Stage

@ at Japan Society NY’s Lila Acheson Wallace Theater

Photography by Maria Baranova

a cross-cultural gender-bending heroic tale based on the famed Japanese story Momotaro “Peach Boy”. This production includes live music and dance and employs the Japanese theatrical technique “Tayu” where the narrator and actor roles are separate.
 Go To MOMOTARO page

OTHER PRODUCTIONS presented in association with Japan Society NY


Women In Yeats at 47 Great Jones St.

Site-specific presentation of At the Hawk’s Well & The Only Jealousy of Emer

Written by W.B. Yeats

photos by Keiichiro Hoashi

Go To Women In Yeats page

The Vermonia Project (work-in-progress)

Original story by YoYo
Stage adaptation by Sonoko Kawahara

A Staged adaptation of graphic novel VERMONIA, a fantastic cross-cultural adventure with music, dance, puppet, and myth.

Please stay tuned for updates! CJA would love to stay in touch with you.

Deadly-She Wolf Assassin At Armageddon!


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