In order to build community, improve lives, and foster social justice, Matrix Theatre Company teaches, creates, and shares theatre as an instrument of transformation.
Sounds & SESSIONS
Everyone has a story to tell!
Whether you work, live, or play in southwest Detroit,
we want to record YOUR story!
Better yet, learn to INSPIRE, ENGAGE, and EXCITE
with your storytelling!
Click here to learn about our FREE STORYTELLING WORKSHOPS and find out more about our exciting recording sessions where you can preserve the legacy of your experience in southwest Detroit.
Matrix School of Theatre
Winter 2020 registration OPENS DeCEMBER 3
Join fellow young artists from all over southeast Michigan for 10 weeks of Exploring, Playwriting, & Performance classes at Matrix School of Theatre!
Matrix unique style of classes offers students the opportunity to create as well as perform. Drawing from their personal interests, students work with professional teaching artists to voice what is important to them, hone their performance strengths, explore their creative sides, and build relationships and community.
Winter Semester 2020:
March 10 - May 19th, 2020
Tuesdays - 4:30 - 6:30pm
Cost: $150 per student
Teen Performance Class
Ages 13-17 (7th - 12th Grade)
Play Build Class
Ages 8-14 (2nd - 8th Grade)
Exploring Dramatic Arts Class
Ages 6-8 (1st - 2nd Grade)
Click HERE for further information
A Message from our Executive Director
Dear Friends of Matrix Theatre Company,
2019 was a busy year for Matrix Theatre Company. Our Mainstage Theatre was nominated for a number of awards and received The Critic's Award for the production of The Interfence from the 18th Annual Encore Michigan Wilde Awards. We received a special grant from Ford Motor Company for a new program entitled Sounds and Sessions where we will collect and record personal southwest Detroit stories, provide storytelling workshops and present them at listening parties. In addition to teaching playwriting and performance throughout the year, the School of Theatre (SOT) provided 38 young thespians master classes in improvisation, sound making, movement and shadow puppetry during its summer camp.
As many of you already know, our long-time Artistic Director, Megan Buckley-Ball recently took a position with another organization. Although it's bittersweet, we are excited for her and wish her well. This sudden departure did not allow us to finalize presenting Mr. Washington Goes to Bed and our 2019-2020 Mainstage season. However, we are partnering with local theatre companies that share our mission, hosting classes in conjunction with youth theatre performances, and building programming and workshops for people and artists of all ages. Please look for updates here on our website and in our email blasts.
On behalf of Matrix board, staff and volunteers, thank you for your patience, understanding and support which will help us to continue teaching and creating "theatre that matters".
friends of matrix membership
Become a member of the coolest club in town!
Are you looking for a new and fun way to support Matrix Theatre Company and our programs? The answer is here! Matrix is incredibly proud to introduce the "Friends of Matrix" membership.
By becoming a Friend of Matrix Theatre, you will receive exclusive members-only access and invitations to events, while at the same time supporting our theatre's social justice mission.