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Classes Offered

Registration for Winter/Spring 2024 Classes is



Matrix Theatre Company is offering Adult classes as part of our School of Theatre semester! Adult Classes are 6 weeks, for individuals 18+ and include an end-of-semester showcase. Please reach out to Amy Johnson ( with questions about our all our Class offerings! Follow the links below for registration and more information about both our Adult and Youth Classes for Winter/Spring 2024!


Winter/Spring 2024

Intro to Social Justice Theatre

Registration Closes February 12th

Ages 18+


Thursdays; February 15st - March 28th, 2024

(with a week off March 7th)

7:00 - 9:00pm


$150 per student

Classes are in-person

Matrix Theatre Company

2730 Bagley St. Detroit, MI 48216

NEW IN 2024

Using social justice as the content to create, you will transform non-dramatic texts and artifacts into original performances. Each class, students will create performances based on that week's subject (see schedule below). The class will culminate with a (optional) public showcase of student work.  



February 15thDevised and Artifact Theatre; What is Social Justice Theatre? 

February 22ndTheatre of the Oppressed, Newspaper and Playback Theatre.

February 29th - Neofutrism and Different Theatre Philosophies.

WEEK OFF on March 7th

March 14th Solo Performance; Form, Style and Interpretation.

March 21st - Presentational Performance; Production and Aesthetic. 

March 28th - Polishing and Presenting Final Performances.

YOUTH CLASSES: Winter/Spring 2024

Build - A - Play!

Registration Closes January 31st

Ages 6-13 (1st - 8th Grade)


Thursdays; February 1st - April 11th, 2024

(with a week off for Spring Break)

4:30 - 6:30pm


$200 per student

Classes are in-person

Matrix Theatre Company

2730 Bagley St. Detroit, MI 48216

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

With Matrix Teaching Artists as your guides, you will...

  • Engage in creative writing exercises

  • Learn to write a script (analysis and writing)

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

  • Create an original play and perform it at an
    end-of-class Showcase!


Registration is now closed;

Summer Camp 2024 Registration Opens April 11th


Registration is on-going; OPEN THROUGH DECEMBER 2024!

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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. 

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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

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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