CHANGE A LIFE. CHANGE THE FUTURE.
Matrix Theatre Company celebrates 25 years of using theatre to create change, build community, and engage audiences.
MATRIX IS "THEATRE THAT MATTERS"
Don't take our word for it. Listen to what our audiences and participants have to say...
“You guys have got to get a bigger theatre. Your shows have been so consistently excellent and we have really enjoyed them.” – Roger Siegel, theatre patron
“We really enjoyed the show. The actors were excellent and the story was engrossing. You did not shy away from controversial issues. We liked that.” – Tom Hinsberg and Connie Soma about A Kid Like Jake
"Sometimes you want to do something, but you don't want to feel embarrassed if people laugh at you. So you don't do it. But here [with Matrix] they've motivated us to not be embarrassed, to not be ashamed to speak our minds. They helped us to express ourselves without feeling ashamed." – Kevin, 7th grade, Experiencia Preparatory Academy
“Matrix has helped me be more confident! I’ll walk through the hallways when people ask me, 'Why are you so happy?' and I say, 'It’s because I’m confident in myself.'” – A Matrix Teen Company member
"To me, Matrix is the best place ever. I love the teachers and being in plays. I have learned that our community is a great place. They help you believe in yourself."
- Ivory, Age 10, a Matrix School of Theatre student
"At Matrix, I can do anything...it's where I can escape reality, and a place where I can be accepted."
- Ron, Age 18, a Matrix Teen Company member
As a cultural anchor of Southwest Detroit, Matrix Theatre Company will provide the most transformative and inclusive programs, facilities, and performances. We aim to become a national model for socially engaged, community-based theatre production, playwriting, and education.
Matrix Theatre Company uses creativity, community, and collaboration to build powerful personal identities and deep connections to place.
Matrix is inclusive in practice and purpose: we engage all ages, all ethnicities, and all abilities through our programs. The Matrix School of Theatre annually engages 1,200 youth ages 5 to 18 in creating and performing new plays under the guidance of highly-trained teaching artists. The Matrix Theatre is professional theatre that offers a full season of plays for adult audiences.