For Educators

19.20 Season | Student Matinee Productions

Here at Theatre Passe Muraille we host a number of matinee shows specifically for school groups to attend with the hopes of exposing students to a diverse range of stories and theatrical experiences.

Upcoming Productions

Thursday January 23 @ 11:00am

Suitcase, written by Ahmad Meree, is a year-long response to real life experiences as an artist immigrating from Syria. In this play we are asked to consider the lives of refugees and the series of liminal spaces they inhabit. It’s about belonging and possession and all the things that we leave behind.

Adrenaline tells the story of Jaber, a Syrian man spending his first New Year’s Eve in Canada. Amongst  fireworks and loud cheers Jaber recalls how a short year before he was spending the holiday under very different kinds of explosions. The show asks audiences to consider what is more difficult: to stay in danger with your loved ones or to live alone in safety?

To book in your group email Bridget here.

Thursday March 5 @ 11:00am

The Negroes Are Congregating poses an unapologetic and impolite perspective about the ongoing effects of racism in Canada and around the world. Delivered through a fusion of spoken word, satire, and soulful dialect, audiences are invited to experience raw truths up close and personal – leaving them with an understanding of what it means to be Black, proud, and ready.

To book in your group email Bridget here.

Thursday March 26 @ 11:00am

This Student Show will be Audio Described (open, non-traditional AD)

Jiv is Canadian. Jiv is Indian. And Hindu. And West Indian. He’s Trinidadian too. Or maybe Jiv is just colonized. In Take d Milk, Nah? Jiv Parasram (Dora nomination for Outstanding New Play)  blends personal storytelling and ritual to walk audiences through the intersections of these cultures.

A refreshingly candid and delightfully funny look at race, religion and nationalism(s), Take d Milk, Nah? examines what divides us – and what we’re willing to accept in the desire to belong. The show returns to Passe Muraille after a sold out run in 2018. Oh, and there’s a cow.

To book in your group email Bridget here.

Thursday April 30 @ 11:00am

Ephemeral Artifacts uses tap dancing and storytelling  to explore the history of tap and jazz, and the connection of these intertwined  genres to black bodies.

In the performance Travis Knights draws us in with his signature style, both  intimate and intricate, encouraging audiences to listen to the stories, and the bodies, that have been kept alive, through dance  and oral traditions. The lineage of tap is both a meditation and a metaphor; on rhythm, adaptability, improvisation and resistance through racialized bodies.

To book in your group email Bridget here.

Please email Bridget to book your school group in today.