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
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 available through the Dr. Shaun S. Nethercott Scholarship Fund. For payment plan and scholarship information, please contact Director of Education Amy Johnson at (313) 967-0999 ext. 3 or email her here.
Spring 2020 registration is OPEN!
Spring Semester runs March 10 - May 19, 2020
Classes meet Tuesdays from 4:30 - 6:30pm
at Matrix Theatre Company
(unless otherwise announced)
Cost is $150 per student
Exploring Dramatic Arts Class:
Ages 6-8 (1st - 2nd Grade)
The goal of this class is to expose students to drama and Theatre through arts activities.
Each week students will work on a different project that connects to performance. Professional teaching artists will engage students in activities such as mask and puppet building, storytelling and image theatre, and improvised scene creation.
Play Building Class:
Ages 8-14 (2nd - 8th Grade)
The focus of this course is the creation of an original play that will be performed at the Showcase at the end of the semester.
Therefore students will engage in creative writing exercises, script writing, analysis and editing. Using interactive games and activities, students work with professional teaching artists to develop their ideas and to broaden their performance skills.
Teen Performance Class:
Ages 13-17 (7th - 12th Grade)
Gaining comfort and strengthening performance abilities is the focus of this course.
Professional Teaching Artists will guide students through a variety of theatre experiences and genres like storytelling, interpretation, image theatre, devised theatre, improvisation, acting, movement, and voice/articulation. During the course students will develop a performance piece that they will perform at the end of the semester Showcase.
If you attended Matrix School of Theatre Classes or Camps in the past and are interested in registering for a class outside of a student's age range,
please contact Director of Education, Amy Johnson at 313-967-0999 x3 or