In order to build community, improve lives, and foster social justice, Matrix Theatre Company teaches, creates, and shares theatre as an instrument of transformation.

Message regarding Matrix Theatre Company and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Precautions:

Matrix Theatre Company is taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of our staff, artists, patrons and students. At this time all programming has been put on hold until the health concern has been lifted. Our staff is working remotely for the time being, so email is the easiest way to keep in touch!

Please be mindful of your health and the health of those around you. Please follow instructions recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), link can be found here


We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for you patience and understanding at this time. We will keep you informed as information changes. Check back here for updates or please subscribe to our mailing list here. Stay safe, stay healthy!

UPDATED 3/26/2020 1:00pm

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A Message from our Executive Director

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Dear Friends and Supporters of Matrix Theatre Company - 

As we deal with the impact of COVID-19 on our lives, I want to thank all of you for your encouragement and support during this difficult time. We are, of course, in this together, as we navigate this uncharted territory. 

Prior to temporarily shutting down Matrix programming, we had a very successful run of the UnTheatre with it's popular Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. We also hosted a number of our popular Ford-sponsored "Sessions" workshops. In our new partnership with Ann Arbor's Spinning Dot Theatre, we presented the highly acclaimed international children's show, A Mouth With Flame, by Tae Hoon Yoo. However, as many of you know we have had to cancel or postpone the following:

  • School of Theatre Spring classes are cancelled.

  • Spinning Dot Theatre International shows, The Mountain and The Kids from Amandla Street are postponed.

  • Scheduled upcoming "Sessions" workshops are on hold.

  • Matrix Mainstage & Black and Brown Theatre's presentation of Swimming While Drowning, by Emilio Rodriguez, scheduled for the first three weekends in May been put on hold. 

Don't despair - we have plans!

  • School of Theatre Summer Camp is planned for Monday, August 24 through Friday, September 4.

  • Spring Mainstage Play, Swimming While Drowning will be rescheduled as soon as the city reopens.

  • Harvey Reed and I are rehearsing our annual Cabaret Show scheduled for Friday, June 19, pending life returning to normal. This year's theme: Kate does Clooney - Rosemary, not George!

  • "Sessions" will resume as soon as we get the "All Clear."

And that's not all...

  • We are putting the finishing touches on our 2020-2021 Season which promises to feature some exciting new performances, plays and unique programming. We will update you as soon as the season unfolds.

  • Director of Education, Amy Johnson is regularly sharing ideas parents can us at home in order to continue creative play.

  • The Matrix staff will periodically share suggestions for great films, show, and plays on TV.

In the meantime, stay safe, check in on your neighbors and loved ones, wash your hands and don't touch your face.

Thanks you for your continued support,

Kate Brennan
Executive Director

Youth international play & WorkShop Series

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are collaborating on a special


Each special performance will be followed by a workshop that ties into the theme and style of theatre. 

Next up: 

The Kids from Amandla Street by Lereko Mfono 

& Performing Characters Workshop

Saturday, March 14 at 11:30am

This AGES 8 & UP event only costs $15 per person

Click here for detailed information about the series


These events are postponed at this time due to COVID-19. Please subscribe to our mailing list here to stay informed.

Matrix School of TheatrE

School of Theatre Classes

Online registration is CLOSED for Spring 2020 Youth Classes. Please contact Director of Education, Amy Johnson for information regarding late registration. 

Summer Camp 2020

Mark your calendars and save the date NOW for our Youth Summer Camp 2020 which will run August 24 - September 4. The perfect dates to keep your youth occupied at the end of Summer! Registration information to come soon!


Click HERE for further information or contact, Director of Education,

Amy Johnson at 313-967-0999 ext 3 or email her at


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. 

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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. 


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