Matrix Theatre Company is "Theatre That Matters." We use the transformative power of theatre to change lives, build community, and foster social justice. Every year we provide thousands of children and adults the opportunity to be creators, producers, and audience of socially engaging theatre.
At Matrix everyone matters, and that is exemplified in the profound changes we've seen in the children and audiences we serve, and the artists and community members who make our programs possible. Children who attend our acting, playwriting, and puppetry classes show improved confidence and have an increased feeling of agency in their lives. Some of them have even shown an increase in their academic proficiency in subjects like language arts.
Audiences who attend our productions are consistently impressed with the risk-taking and socially relevant productions we present. Our shows leave them thinking about and discussing what they've experienced long after performances have ended.
The artists, teaching artists, and playwrights who work with us are dedicated and creative with a strong sense of purpose. They appreciate that we provide an artistic home in Detroit where they are valued for their talent and can use it to create positive change in their community.
Don't take our word for it. Watch the videos posted on this page to hear REAL stories from people whose lives we've changed through theatre.
Your donations will go toward funding the education programs and productions so many in our community value.