For Schools

2Play Tour

Geordie’s landmark 2Play School Tour runs from September to April performing in schools all over Montreal and traveling across Quebec, Ontario and the Maritimes. From the Îles de la Madeleine to Chibougamau, Geordie brings professional live theatre into schools, community centres and libraries, traveling an average of 35,000 km each season and performing over 200 times to more than 40,000 students. To encourage dialogue on the performance and its subject matter, every performance is followed by a Q & A session and comes with a FREE Teacher’s Study Guide which is available for download. See below to check out which shows are available to be performed in a gym, auditorium, theatre, or even cafeteria near you!

Live-Streaming and Homeschool options for the 2Play Tour are available. Please contact our Schools Liaison Kieran for more information.

“Super happy that Geordie was able to find a way to keep this season going and I love the new blackbox space you have!” Riverview School (The Little Mighty Superhero and Celestial Bodies live-stream) “Thank you for doing an online show this year!” MacLean Memorial School (The Little Mighty Superhero live-stream) “Every year, I look forward to the teacher's guide. This year, I used the questions for ethics class. Thank you for providing the guide; It is much appreciated and very useful.” Shawinigan High School (The Little Mighty Superhero live-stream) “Due to Covid restrictions, turned out much better than I think anyone predicted when the staff heard that it would be online this year (...) Thank you very much for the effort in making the plays for the students to enjoy, as a teacher I particularly enjoyed the play (...) and felt that a number of our students would resonate well with the themes presented." Shawinigan High School (Celestial Bodies live-stream) “You are great! So happy we were able to attend your great show even in these crazy times. Thank you!” Shawinigan High School (The Little Mighty Superhero live-stream) “Great performance, students enjoyed the chat at the end of the play!” Shawinigan High School (The Little Mighty Superhero live-stream) “The actress for Celestial Bodies certainly was excellent.” Baie Comeau School (Celestial Bodies live-stream)

Study Guides

Each of Geordie’s plays is accompanied by a comprehensive study guide, including plot synopsis, background info on the play, related games and activities, web links, and more!

See below for this Season’s performances and their respective Study Guides. In order to view and print the free guides, you will need the free Adobe Reader software. If you need to install the latest version of Adobe Reader, click here and follow the instructions.

Available for touring:
September 2020 – April 2021
Touring throughout Quebec, Ontario, and the Maritimes

Ages 5+
The Little Mighty Superhero

Ages 13+
Celestial Bodies

Field Trips

Geordie’s Mainstage School Matinée Series makes English language theatre accessible to all students. We offer specially reduced-rate tickets for Elementary school groups, High School groups, CEGEP groups, Home School groups, Pre-schools, Daycares, and Outreach organizations.

Virginia Wolf

Ages 6+
Adapted from the Governor General award-winning children’s story by Kyo Maclear,  illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault and published by Kids Can PressAdaptation by Cole Lewis

Images by Clelia Scala
Directed by Mike Payette

Financial Assistance

Did you know the provincial government offers resources to finance cultural outings for school groups? These resources can help your school come see Geordie Theatre’s Mainstage productions at a fraction of the cost. To pursue these bursaries, we suggest you contact the coordinator of cultural activities at your school or school board to assist you in applying.

Ministry of Education (MEES), measure 15186
With a budget of $9.2 m, this measure provides financial support exclusively for cultural outings. The bursary offers an amount of funds for each student; it can cover fees for admission and transportation to Geordie’s performances. More info HERE

See Geordie Theatre’s entry in the Repertoire Culture-Éducation HERE

Ministry of Education (MEES), measure 15230
This measure budgeted at $27 m provides an amount of funds to each student for educational outings.  Like Culture à l’école, this measure can cover fees for admission and transportation to Geordie’s performances. For more info, contact MEES’s Director of Financial Aid at (418) 528-7406.

English Language Arts Network (ELAN), funded by the Government of Canada
Each English public school may receive $1500 annually from 2019 to 2023 (plus travel costs for rural/remote schools) to partner up with qualified artists from Quebec’s English-speaking communities to engage their students in a multiple session cultural activity at their school. More info HERE

Daytrippers is a registered charity based out of Toronto, 100% volunteer led, that provides reimbursement funding for field trips for low income or remote schools. This year especially, Daytrippers is also funding virtual experiences. More info HERE

Theatre Workshops

Geordie Theatre School (GTS) provides children, teens, and teachers the opportunity to explore the impact of theatre education all within the comfort of their own school! Our teachers are passionate about teaching the next generation and continually strive to provide students with a memorable experience that will help to increase their Confidence, Creativity and Craft, as well as further nurture their love for the theatre. GTS has a variety of programming which can be brought into your school and easily tailored to your needs.

Our programs include: 

FOR STUDENTS

FOR TEACHERS

NEW! Is your school remote? Let us bring one of our specialty workshops into your classroom with GTS Online.

FAQ

Absolutely! Our tour is planned to operate from September to April as usual, with the option of live-streaming if it is not possible to visit your school in person.

Geordie Theatre will continue to follow the guidelines set out by public health authorities as they appear, and we are preparing several different methods to bring our content to you this year. From new sanitation protocols for our sets and actors, to digital and live-streaming options, we are getting ready to adapt to new situations as soon as they develop.

  1. A week before the date and time of our visit with you, Kieran will send you a weblink that will direct you to a special viewing area on our website 

  2. Tune in using the weblink ten minutes before the show to be ready for the performance 

  3. After the show, stay connected for our live Talkback with the students using a ‘chat’ function 

  4. Enjoy! 

Don’t worry! In the case of an internet issue, Geordie Theatre will provide limited access to a filmed version of the production for your students to enjoy. We will then try and connect briefly for a question-and-answer period, like always! 

For more information or to book a field trip or tour,

Contact our Schools Liasion 

Kieran Dunch at schools@geordie.ca

Geordie Theatre is located on the unceded Indigenous lands of the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) nation of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Tiotià:ke (known as Montréal) has existed as a meeting place of many First Nation peoples, including but not limited to the Abenaki , Anishinaabeg (Algonquin), and the Huron-Wendat. We extend our deepest respect to the elders of these communities and to all Indigenous peoples who carry the history of this island’s land and waters – caring for it and calling it home. We are honoured and privileged to share stories on this land.

We wish to also acknowledge that we are grateful to those seeking sustainable solutions to our global climate crisis, so that we may continue to inspire and challenge our audiences near and far.