Student Matinees

American Stage offers a number of special performances for student audiences through our Student Matinee program, including live onsite productions and digital productions for your students.

Experiencing live theatre empowers us all to be bolder, wiser, and more compassionate on stage and in life. Through our student matinee program, many students have the opportunity to see a play for the first time, and to foster a love for powerful storytelling and the performing arts.  We select plays in our season that support what local educators are teaching in their classrooms.

Digital & Onsite Student Matinees:

Exciting and insightful chat-back with us following the show.

Subject matter connected to Theatre Arts and English Language Florida State Standards

Onsite Student Matinees only:

An easy-to-use Prezi presentation that can be applied as a study guide for teachers, or an in-class workshop presented by an American Stage Education faculty member visiting your classroom for no additional fee.

Contact us! To make a reservation or to seek additional subsidies for busing or ticketing, please contact us at:
727-823-1600 x 213 or


An American Stage commissioned work by Rachel Lynett

“How do you mend a country with a broken heart?” Charlotta Bass, the first Black woman candidate for vice president, Charlene Mitchell, the first Black woman to run for president and Patsy Matsu Takemoto Mink, the first woman of color to be elected to the House of Representatives, first Asian-American woman to run in Congress and the first Asian-American to run for president, deliver wisdom, perspective and wry humor as they address Kamala Harris, and the cultural significance and psychological weight of her Vice-Presidential nomination.

Run time: 75 minutes 
Age Recommendation: 12+. Adult situations and language.

This is a virtual hybrid production experienced in the classroom on your own schedule. Call for pricing.

An American Stage commissioned work by Jerry Montoya

As the country is on the verge of a World War, a pair of brothers toil planting date palms in the fertile soil of the California desert. Salvador dreams of owning land of his own, while Santiago dreams of seeing the world beyond the valley. When Santiago decides to enlist, Salvador vows to care for his brother’s love, Sophie. Heartbroken and alone, the two must find a way to care for the land, for themselves and for each other.  This is a story of a family that has tilled the fields of this country and fought its wars. It’s a story of faith, family, hope and love. This is a story of America.

Run Time: 85 Minutes
Advisory: This material is intended for ages 12 and up. There are some adult situations and language, and alcohol use.

This is a virtual hybrid production experienced in the classroom on your own schedule. Call for pricing.

By Terry Teachout

A one-man, three-character play in which the same actor portrays Louis Armstrong, the greatest of all jazz trumpeters; Joe Glaser, his white manager; and Miles Davis, who admired Armstrong’s playing but disliked his onstage manner. It takes place in 1971 in a dressing room backstage at the Empire Room of New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, where Armstrong performed in public for the last time four months before his death. Reminiscing into a tape recorder about his life and work, Armstrong seeks to come to terms with his long standing relationship with Glaser, whom he once loved like a father but now believes to have betrayed him.

Run Time: 90 Minutes
Advisory: Suitable for ages 14 and up. Adult language and situations are included in this production.

This is a virtual hybrid production experienced in the classroom on your own schedule. Call for pricing.