The two pillars



Our aim is to create and present theatrical and non theatrical projects that are vivid and engaging and resonant with audiences both international and domestic. We focus on creating exciting projects fusing movement and theatrical storytelling with a team of international artists from a variety of disciplines, based here in Tokyo

Creative Learning and Outreach

Workshops form the core of CITA's educational work. Lecture demonstrations, post show talks, and workshops have taken place in over five continents with people of varying interests, abilities and backgrounds, from professionals and students, to people within and without the theatre community. Activities take place throughout the year and include regular both public and private masterclasses.


CITA has been developing and delivering a programme of high-quality workshops both in Japan and abroard, improving participants’ physical, social and creative confidence, enhancing key performance and devising skills and expanding imaginations. Here we share with you some resources for both teachers and theatremakers introducing you to how we approach creating theatre

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Iberoamericano Festival Teatro

    “It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.” -Gabriel Garcia Marquez By special invitation, we were invited as a Maestro to teach Clown and Neutral Mask workshops in Ibague, Tolima City and Bogota in Colombia for…

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33rd Fadjr International Festival of Theatre

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Gwanju International Performing Arts Festival

The task was to devise a performance in ten days based around the theme of war with performers from South Korea, North Korea, Malaysia, Iran, England, Japan and Kazakhstan…     In October 2010 James Sutherland, who was at the time Head of the Physical Theatre course at East 15…

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CITA: Until Now

“…at times it seemed to me that whenever the propeller with its iron will, tore away part of that living being which is the air around it, it gave birth to a new musical sound…"
-Hideo Itokawa


“Improvisation and adaptation are CITA’s specialities"
-Tokyo Weekender

CITA`s The Nose: (KIFT/Keochang International Festival of Theatre 2015)

重力/Earthbound: (Tokyo 2017) 

“…Work is a process of perpetual evolution, experimentation consolidation and explosion, in constant repetition …"
-James Sutherland

Creative Learning: (Hong Kong 2016)