Student Matinees

2018-2019 Student Matinee Details Below!

Each year American Stage offers a number of special performances aimed directly at student audiences through our Student Matinee program.

The purpose of the program is to expose young people to live theatre, often for the first time, and to foster a love for the dramatic arts.  We select plays in our season that support what local educators are teaching in their classrooms.

Each Student Matinee performance includes:

  • An exciting and insightful talk-back with the cast following the show
  • A complimentary in-class workshop in connection with Florida State Standards is available for every classroom attending a student matinee. These workshops are led by American Stage staff members, and take place prior to you experience at the theatre.

Student matinee performances take place on select Wednesdays and begin at either 10:00am or 10:30am depending on the running time of the show.

Call 727-823-1600 ext 213 to book a student matinee and accompanying workshop.

Click HERE for our Student Matinee ticketing and payment policies

Tickets are $12 for students and teachers/chaperones receive 1 free ticket per 10 student tickets purchased.  Additional chaperone tickets are $15 each.

To make a reservation,please call the Education department at
727-823-1600 x 213 or


By Domonique Morisseau

Student Matinee Performance Dates: February 6 & February 13, at 10:30 AM

TEACH. OUT LOUD. Nya, a single mother teaching at an inner-city public school, wants what’s best for her teenage son, Omari—even if it means sending him to a private school far from their neighborhood. But when an explosive classroom incident threatens Omari’s future, Nya must reevaluate the choices she’s made as a parent and educator. In this lyrical and timely drama, acclaimed playwright Dominique Morisseau brings an urgent conversation powerfully to the fore, compassionately probing the limits of our education system and a mother’s fight to give her son a future — without turning her back on the community that made him who he is.

“…an homage to such authors as Lorraine Hansberry, Langston Hughes and Amiri Baraka and yet firmly the product of a unique, deeply resonant sensibility.”


Recommended for high school students.


By Lauren Gunderson & Margot Melcon

Student Matinee Performance Dates: December 5 @10:30

LOVE. OUT LOUD. This Christmas, cozy up with your favorite Pride and Prejudice characters at Pemberley. Told with a sweet and sassy modern wit and romantic, period style, this comedic sequel takes us to 1815 England in the grand estate of newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Darcy. Bookish middle daughter Mary Bennet meets a curious visitor who proves himself an intellectual match, kindred spirit and possibly more. For the first time, Mary must stand tall and become the heroine of her own story. Inspired by one of the most beloved literary romances of all time, MISS BENNET will enchant Jane Austen fans and new-comers alike.

Recommended for middle and high school students.

“…a perfectly constructed love story…fizzy comedy, sweet spirit…destined to populate future holiday seasons…” 
– San Francisco Chronicle