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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 Montréal, arts interculturels (3680 rue Jeanne-Mance). A study guide accompanies each production.

The following groups benefit from a specially reduced-rate ticket: Elementary school groups, High School groups, CEGEP groups, Home School 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.
MAINSTAGE - November 15 to 24, 2019
Recommended Ages: 13+

PERSEPHONE BOUND

A co-production with Imago Theatre
In association with Screaming Goats Collective
Created and Performed by Léda Davies and Jed Tomlinson
With additional text creation by Michaela Jeffery
Developed in partnership with
Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal
Directed by Micheline Chevrier

“I am determined to be seen.” — Persephone

Persephone Bound is an epic story of survival that follows a young woman’s journey through three vivid realms: The Underworld — a college party that holds the painful memory of her experience of sexual assault; The Court - a bureaucratic hell-sphere; and The River (Styx) — an internal space where, queen-like, she builds a well-spring of courage and strength.

Persephone Bound, a contemporary adaptation of the Greek Myth of Persephone, is a play that uses stunning poetry, percussion and aerial circus work to explore the need for education around consent.

>Please note that the themes/events addressed in this play are not represented explicitly and are referred to with respect to the subject matter and to whom anyone may relate.


Cross-Curricular Connections

Justice, consent, decisions and choices, problem-solving, perspective, agency, Greek mythology

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

School Matinees: Tuesday to Friday at 10:30 AM
For weekend public performances, please clickhere.

Playing at the D.B. Clarke Theatre
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd
Montréal, QC, H3G 1M8
MAINSTAGE - May 1 to 10, 2020
Recommended Ages: 5+

VIRGINIA WOLF

Adapted from the Governor General award-winning
children’s story by Kyo Maclear,
Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault,
Published by Kids Can Press
Adaptation by Cole Lewis
Images by Clelia Scala
Directed by Jessica Carmichael


Virginia is in a “wolfish” mood — growling, howling and acting very strange. It’s a funk so fierce, the whole household feels topsy-turvy. Her sister Vanessa tries everything she can think of to cheer her up, but nothing seems to work. Then Virginia tells her about an imaginary, perfect place called Bloomsberry. Armed with an idea, Vanessa begins to paint the bedroom walls, transforming them into a beautiful garden complete with a ladder and swing. So that what was down could climb up. Before long, Virginia too, has picked up a brush and undergoes a surprising transformation of her own.

Virginia Wolf is a poetic telling of what it is to deal with sometimes unwanted emotions. Playful in nature and rife with creativity and wonder, this heartwarming play reminds us of the importance of patience, support and love.


Cross-Curricular Connections

Creativity, working through and accepting emotions, safe environments, imagination, sibling and emotional support, personal growth

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
For weekend public performances, please click here.

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

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For more information or to book a performance please contact:

Willow Cioppa, Schools Liaison