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 playwriting 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.

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PLAY TIME registration is on-going!


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"Play Time"

Virtual, 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.

Note: All PlayTime classes must be completed during the registered month - meaning if you register in October, your schedule must allow for completed project in October. 

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


Group Class Registration is Closed:

Please check back in March for Summer camp information and registration!


Be the writer, director, and performer! Create an original play to be performed at the final session.

Ages 6-17 (1st - 12th Grade)

10 Weeks



February 8th - April 12th

Tuition is $160 per student

Classes are in person at

Matrix Theatre Company

2730 Bagley St, Detroit

With Matrix Teaching Artists as their guide, they will...

  • Engage in creative writing exercises

  • Learn to write a script (analysis and writing)

  • Play interactive games and activities to develop their ideas and broaden their performance skills

  • Create an original play and perform it at a Showcase on April 12th.

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