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Geordie’s Mainstage School Matinée Series makes English language theatre accessible to all students. Performances take place at Concordia University's D.B. Clarke Theatre (1455 de Maisonneuve W.) and the Monument-National (1182 Boul St-Laurent). A comprehensive teacher’s resources guide accompanies each production.

The following groups benefit from a specially reduced-rate ticket: Elementary school groups, High School groups, CEGEP groups, Pre-schools, Daycares, and Outreach organizations.

Schools may also be eligible for the Culture in the School financing program. Projects must be submitted in early fall.


Click here to visit the Culture in the Schools site. Click here for Geordie’s listing in the Culture in Schools program.
(HIGH SCHOOLS / CEGEPS)
AGES 13+
*Content advisory: explicit language (swearing and sex terminology)

Written, choreographed and performed by Anita Majumdar
Directed by Brian Quirt
Commissioned by Nightswimming Theatre
in conjunction with Young People’s Theatre, Toronto


November 24 – December 3, 2017

An audacious pair of stories about the lives of young Canadian women, Boys with Cars is set in a Canadian high school where cultures collide, women struggle for status, and dancing raises the temperature of every moment. Featuring classical Indian, Bollywood and hip-hop music and choreography, the piece tells the story of Naznin, a classically trained dancer who dreams of leaving her small town for the bright lights of the city. Here, we are invited into her life and witness her struggle to balance her traditional heritage, her tumultuous relationships with the boys in her high school, and realizing her potential. It is a coming-of-age piece with tremendous comic flourish and potent dances, that is at once bold and innovative while being wildly funny and engaging.

Cross Curriculum: Consent, female empowerment, unchecked male privilege, healthy relationships and diversity.

Free Teacher Study Guide available online.
All performances will be followed by a talkback with the artist.

School Matinees:
November 24 (preview) and Tuesday to Friday at 10 AM

Playing at Monument-National's Studio Hydro-Québec
1182 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC, H2X 2S5
(ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS)
AGES 7+

Based on the classic novel by Jules Verne
Adapted by Toby Hulse
Directed by Mike Payette
A co-production with Theatre Lac Brome
in association with Hudson Village Theatre


April 20 – 29, 2018

“How will we cross the alps? A hot air balloon perhaps?”

This iconic classic comes to hilarious contemporary light in an all-new production featuring incredible physical performances, lightening-speed set changes, razor-sharp dialogue, and…an elephant. Travel across the globe with the clever Phileas Fogg and his astute partner-in-crime Passepartout as they encounter a cast of over twenty characters (played by 3 people!) on this worldly epic adventure. Will they make it before time runs out?


Cross-curriculum connections: Perseverance, Coping with Adversity, Honesty, Problem-Solving, Colonialism, Selflessness.

Free Teacher Study Guide available online.
All performances will be followed by a talkback with the artists.

School Matinees: Tuesday to Friday at 10 AM and 1 PM

Playing at the D.B. Clarke Theatre
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd, Montréal, QC, H3G 1M8
 

For more information or to book a performance please contact:

Derek Colley, Schools Liaison