Classes Offered

What makes Matrix School of Theatre so UNIQUE?


We focus on the development and empowerment of all people through Theatre!

More than a final performance, our classes focus on the following tenants:

Self-Exploration & Self Confidence

  • Students express themselves through exploratory activities

  • Students create original work based on their interests, thereby allowing students the freedom and space to develop and share their individual opinions and voices

  • Students practice and perform in front of others

  • Students develop literacy skills through playwrighting and free writing exercises


  • Students engage in partner and group work to build plays and performance pieces

  • Students build relationships with students they may have never met outside of Matrix

Social Justice

  • Students examine their communities and their role within them

  • Students become advocates for change

Contact Director of Education Amy Johnson for more information at (313) 967-0999 ext. 3 or email her here.


Payment plans and need-based financial scholarships are based on availability (except for "Play Time") through the Dr. Shaun S. Nethercott Scholarship Fund. For payment plan and scholarship information, please click here or contact Director of Education, Amy Johnson, at or (313) 967-0999 ext. 3.

PLAY TIME registration is on-going!


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"Play Time"

One-to-one creative Drama experience

(Scholarship & Payment plans are not available for Play Time)


Ages 5-17 (1st - 12th Grade)


$150 (includes four hours of virtual sessions)

In "Play Time" your youth will be matched with a Teaching Artist and build a unique curriculum of Creative Play and Drama activities geared especially for them. The virtual meeting times and days will be determined by you, for ultimate flexibility, and they are available in monthly cycles throughout the year.

This class features:

  • Direct connection and interaction with a Teaching Artist.

  • Conscientious pairing of student and Teaching Artist - to ensure the best match for each student's abilities and interests.

  • Customized programming for each student, ensuring a completely unique experience.

  • Content that can be designed to enhance school curriculum.

  • Scheduling flexibility.

*In the "Select Term" dropdown, select Play Time 2021 to choose the month you wish to register for.

PLEASE NOTE: Winter 2021 Semester (Build A Play & Social Justice Performance) is now COMPLETE - Check back for Fall 2021 or register NOW for Summer 2021!




Group Class


Ages 6-11 (1st - 6th Grade)


Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30pm (Classes are Virtual)

February 16 - April 20, 2021


$150 per student

Calling all character players and story makers. Go on a journey of your own creation and perform it for a virtual audience!

You will work with a teaching artist where you will:

  • Engage in creative thinking activities & writing exercises.

  • Play interactive games to build concentration and develop performance skills.

  • Collaborate with others to create a where everyone plays their part.

  • Perform in a virtual showcase on Tuesday, April 20th.

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Group Class


Ages 11-17 (6th - 12th Grade)


Tuesdays 7 - 8pm (Classes are Virtual)

February 16 - April 20, 2021


$150 per student

Use your voice to make a difference.

Pakistani teen Malala Yousafzai fought for equality and women's right to education. Swedish teen Greta Thunberg inspired an international movement to fight climate change. Southwest Detroit teen Stefan Perez, brought a peaceful end to a protest march against police brutality.

In this class you will learn how to be the voice of the future like Malala, Greta, and Stefan, when you:

  • Explore a social issue you care deeply about.

  • Gain self confidence by working with a teaching artist.

  • Develop your skills to deliver your message in a dynamic and powerful way.

  • Create a performance piece or speech to inspire others.

  • Perform in a virtual showcase on Tuesday, April 20th.

For questions or to register over the phone, please contact Director of Education, Amy Johnson at or 313-967-0999 x3.