Student Matinees

Join us for the 2017-18 season!

Bring your students to experience groundbreaking, exhilarating new American plays at Marin Theatre Company! MTC's Student Matinees are special weekday morning performances of plays that MTC produces each year in its mainstage season. Each performance is followed by a Q&A with a member of our artistic staff. MTC’s Student Matinees help fulfill California Educational Standards. 

New this year: Reserve your Student Matinee tickets online for the 2017-18 season! CLICK HERE to fill out our handy Google Form and a member of our Education department will contact you to complete the transaction. 

Questions? Contact the Education Department at (415) 322-6026 for more information or to book tickets by phone.

Click "Show More" below for more information and grade recommendations for each production. 

Pre-Show Workshops

MTC can send a teaching artist into the school to prepare the students for the production with a series of participatory workshops. These workshops might include acting exercises, group games designed to immerse the students in a particular historical period, and discussions of challenging issues raised in the play. The cost for workshops is $75 per hour. 

Please contact the Education Department by email or call (415) 322-6026 for more information or to schedule a workshop.

*Denotes California State Standards that can be covered by bringing your students to this performance for use in classroom study.

Thomas and Sally
Dates: 10/5, 10/10, 10/17, 10/19 at 11:00am
Recommended for: Grades 9-12

An explosive world-premiere commission by American playwright Thomas Bradshaw, Thomas and Sally gets up close and personal with our country's first prominent mixed-race family: Thomas Jefferson and his African American slave, Sally Hemings. American and European History classes alike will find points of interest, and English and Theatre classes will be interested in the relationship dynamics between different characters. 

*Proficient Theatre Standards 1.1 & 1.2, History Standards 10.2 & 11.1, English Reading Standards for Literature 3, 9, & 10

Shakespeare in Love
Dates: 11/30, 12/5, 12/12, 12/14 at 11:00am
Recommended for: Grades 7-12

Enchantment abounds in Tom Stoppard’s effervescent romance, Shakespeare in Love, where a young William Shakespeare attempts to write his crowd-pleasing comedy, Romeo and Ethel the Pirate’s Daughter. A twist on the stories found in history books, any class studying Literature, Elizabethan history, or Theatre is sure to love this adaptation. 

*English Reading Standards for Literature 7, 9, & 10, Proficient Theatre Standards 1.1, 3.3, & 5.0

Skeleton Crew
Dates: 2/1, 2/6, 2/14, 2/15 at 11am
Recommended for: Grades 8-12

A makeshift family of workers at the last American auto plant navigate the possibility of closure. Power dynamics shift, and they are pushed to the limits of survival. Skeleton Crew was listed by the NY Times as one of six plays they believe are crucial to understanding the divisiveness of our nation’s socio-political construct. History, Civics, and English classes will be interested in the social dynamics and workplace hierarchy in this gripping show. 

*English Reading Standards for Literature 3 & 10, History Standards 11.8, 11.11, 12.2, & 12.4

The Wolves
Dates: 3/22, 3/27, 4/3, 4/5 at 11am
Recommended for: Grades 7-12

In an indoor Astroturf soccer field in suburban Middle America, the Wolves soccer team prepares for the upcoming College Showcase, and every point counts. Between the sprints and drills, however, these young women navigate even trickier terrain: the emotional path to adulthood. English and theatre classes will enjoy discussing the relationships and conflicts between characters. 

*English Reading Standards for Literature 7, 9, & 10, English Speaking & Listening Standards 1 & 4

Marjorie Prime
Dates: 5/10, 5/15, 5/22, 5/24 at 11am
Recommended for: Grades 6-12

85-year-old Marjorie lives with her daughter, Tess, and son-in-law, Jon; she also has a new confidant: an artificial intelligence programmed to learn her memories. The family soon realizes that this companion offers more than mere palliation, including the chance to rewrite Marjorie's life for her - without its most painful events. What is the difference between identity, memory, and story? English and Theatre classes will be enjoy seeing what happens when science fictions becomes a reality and discussing the complex relationships between the characters. 

*English Reading Standards for Literature 3, 7, 9, & 10

HOW TO BOOK: To book tickets for you and your students, please contact Haley Bertelsen at (415) 322-6026 or via email at education@marintheatre.org

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Student & Teacher Reviews

“Wow!! What a production. One of the best I have ever seen at MTC. My students were very impressed. We leave Thursday for a London Theatre Tour (me and 15 advanced student). I bet we won’t see anything better than your production.” – Marin County teacher

“A good value, very educational, a good choice of plays, a top rate production and performance” – Marin County teacher

“Everyone performed amazingly and I really thought I was in the scene with them” – Marin County student

“Thank you for this opportunity. Unforgettable!” – Marin County teacher

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