With the launch of this website, the MCA has created a platform for archiving and publishing images and stories from our 50-year history. Though many pages currently lack descriptions or illustrations, we’re committed to a program of ongoing research that will fill in the blanks over time. If you have information about past MCA Stage events, we’d be delighted to hear from you.


The Loop Group, directed by Ray Wilding White, and its guests, the Contemporary Arts Ensemble of Ypsilanti presented the John Cage Songbook, 90 solos for voice and/or theatrics, with or without electronics, each of which is relevant or irrelevant to the subject. The solos were performed in part or in whole simultaneously by 10 performing units, one of which was the audience which was provided with do-it-yourself zany writing kits. At the same time the Ypsilanti Players performed a program of their own.