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 our staff is working to plan virtual programming until the health concern has been lifted. Our staff is working remotely as much as possible, so email is the easiest way to keep in touch!

At this time, we are planning and executing as much virtual programming as we are able. Please check back regularly for updates for each department.

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!

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The R.A.C.e. - Rerelease 2021



Reestablishing Art as Civic Experience

In honor of the presidential inauguration, Matrix Theatre Company, in cooperation with C&G Collective, will re-release theR.A.C.E., an original film which explores Detroiters' perspectives on leadership and civility. For only $10 the film can be viewed at any time between Monday, January 18 - Saturday, January 24*. A link providing access to the film will be emailed to each ticket holder

To purchase tickets to view the show on your own, click here.

Contact the Box Office at 313-967-0599 for questions or further information.

*Ticket sales will end on January 23rd. Film will be accessible through January 24th.

What Is/Was theR.A.C.E.?

theR.A.C.E. was a community-driven, professionally produced, virtual and live experience which was part film, part theatre, and part in-person festival exploring what democracy and civic leadership mean to Detroiters, beyond the stump speeches and spin.


TheShow is a film that explores “What do Detroiters have, want, and need from their city, state, and national leaders?”.  Four Detroit-based theatre directors went on a journey to create unique performance pieces, shaped by the stories and ideas of their communities, which were  shot and stitched together into a virtual show by one of the city’s most thought-provoking professional filmmakers, Kennikki Jones-Jones


TheEvent, The Electoral Chaotic, was an all day outdoor festival held on November 3rd, 2020-election day, with the goal of creating a safe space to process feelings and engage in Art.


Co-produced by Amy Johnson, Matrix Director of Education and Natalie Stringer  of C&G Collective, the project was conceived and created throughout 2020 and debuted in October in honor of the 2020 election. The co-producers shared, "We are proud to be part of the community of schools and theatres presenting their versions of Sojourn Theatre’s “THE RACE” as part of a 2020 performance festival leading up to the Presidential Election.  During this election year in particular, addressing ideas of leadership and civility have become increasingly important.  TheR.A.C.E.'s goal is to activate these conversations through Art. After months of planning and creating we enthusiastically offer theR.A.C.E., as our way of Reestablishing Art as Civic Experience.”


theR.A.C.E. directors are Assata Haki, Andrew Morton, Chris Jakob, and Justino Solis.


theR.A.C.E. performers are Dena Norris, Matthew Bender, Harvey, Kayla Rodriguez, Matthew Harmon, Hannah Manela, Chris Jakob, and Justino Solis.

SChool of Theatre

Winter 2021 Classes!

Matrix School of Theatre is starting off the year with new (and returning) classes for your creative student! Our two group classes will meet Tuesday evenings and if you're looking for something more flexible, Play Time will be offered throughout 2021. All classes in Winter 2021 will be taught virtually.

CLICK HERE for more a complete list of classes, information and registration.


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!

If you want help creating and telling your story, we are now offering FREE one on one virtual coaching!

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. 



To schedule a one-on-one session,

email Amy Johnson at, please include subject "Sessions Coaching". 

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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. 


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