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Native Detroiter Cortez Brown joined the Matrix Teen Company as a high school sophomore. During his time at Matrix, he wrote and performed plays that he and his peers created to draw attention to crucial issues in their lives. Now in his fourth year at Eastern Michigan University, Cortez is completing a degree in social work.
"Since being a part of Matrix, I am less shy and I take more risks in life. Matrix helped me open my eyes about the world and made me want to make a difference in my community." -- Cortez Brown
Each year, we engage over 4,000 people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, and experience levels to become creators and audiences of life-changing theatre. We need your help this holiday season to continue our important work. Please consider supporting Matrix Theatre Company with a tax-deductible donation today.
To build community, improve lives, and foster social justice, Matrix Theatre Company, teaches, creates, and shares theatre as an instrument of transformation. Since 1991, we have created outstanding, affordable, and inclusive professional and educational theatre that addresses issues of community concern.
We know our programs change lives. Our results speak for themselves. A 2016 study by Mission Lift that looked at 195 unduplicated students found the following:
- 81% of students feel that, because of Matrix programming, they can make a change in their community
- 100% of students believe that Matrix helped them learn more about working as a part of a team
- 100% of students feel more confident that they have the skills necessary to peacefully resolve conflict because of Matrix programming
We need your support to keep our vital programs going. Your support helps us do the following:
- Facilitate and fund programs that bring highly-trained teaching artists to high-needs Detroit schools with little or no arts programming to provide arts-infused education in core subjects
- Provide opportunities for students and families to participate in educational after-school programs at Matrix regardless of their financial situation
- Keep the cost of ticket prices low so that our enlightening and inclusive productions are truly accessible to anyone who wants to experience them ...And so much more.
You have the power to make a positive change -- in a life, in your community, in your world -- today. Please consider a donation to Matrix Theatre Company this holiday season. Thank you very much and, from all of us at Matrix, we wish you happy holidays and a joyful new year.