High School Matinee Program

Everyman’s Signature High School Matinee Program takes students in select Baltimore City schools on a deep dive into the theatre-going experience.

The High School Matinee Program has been providing Baltimore City students access to Everyman’s productions completely free of charge since 1997. Through this flagship education program, we have created deep and lasting relationships with several local high schools, and many teachers and students.

The program is provided FREE OF CHARGE to the same group of students throughout an entire school year, emphasizing the importance of repeat exposure to theatre. The theatre provides:

  • In-school Pre-Show Workshops designed to explore unique theatrical perspectives as they relate to the upcoming production
  • Interactive Play Guides
  • Access to actors through talkbacks after each show when possible
  • Production Artist visit the classroom for post-show visits
  • Bus Transportation to and from the school
  • Tickets to each production

To apply to become a partner school in the High School Matinee Program, please complete this application form and email to education@everymantheatre.org.

“Before coming to Everyman Theatre through the HIgh School Matinee Program, I had an initial fear about pursuing theater. By being a part of the Everyman Theatre family, I have made a decision to make the arts a part of the rest of my life.”

Nikiyah Fayson

2021/22: The 25th High School Matinee Season

The Program

The 2021/2022 High School Matinee Program will feature four productions.  The first two performances will be virtual, featuring in-person pre-show workshops and post-show artist discussions. The final two productions will return to all in-person engagements including performances.

Show 1- Access to Dynamic Previous Everyman Theatre Production
VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE, In-Person Workshops and Post-Show Artist Discussions

Show 2- Access to Dynamic Previous Everyman Theatre Production
VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE, In-Person Workshops and Post-Show Artist Discussions

Show 3- Behold, the Negress |Written by Jacquelyn Lawton
IN-PERSON PERFORMANCES (Weds. Feb 9/16)

Show 4- Sense and Sensibility | Adapted by Kate Hamill | Based on the novel by Jane Austen
IN-PERSON PERFORMANCES (Weds. April 20/27)

2021/2022 Partners

  • Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women
  • Baltimore City College High School
  • Bard Early College High School
  • Western High School
  • The Lab School of Baltimore
  • Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
  • Excel Academy
  • Renaissance Academy
  • Reginald F. Lewis High School
  • Patterson High School
  • Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School