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Student Matinees


Portland Center Stage provides young people with an unforgettable opportunity to experience professional theatre in a context that supports their education. Targeted toward students age 12 to 18, we are proud to provide:


  • Discounted tickets to Thursday matinees and weekday evening performances
  • FREE tickets for Title 1 schools and social service agencies
  • FREE in-school workshops, providing additional background about the play and theatrical craftsmanship
  • FREE post-show discussions with the cast following each Thursday matinee performance
  • FREE tours of the The Armory
  • Resource Guides containing informative content design to spark conversation in the classroom before and after the theatrical experience.

School matinee schedule and age recommendations for the 2016/2017 season here. For more information, please email education@pcs.org or call 503-445-3795.



PCS To Go

Our hour-long program is designed to take Shakespeare out into the community and explore the complex relationships of the Bard's most famous couples. Students will recognize their own triumphs and tribulations in Romeo, Beatrice, the MacBeths and more when the Bard’s words come to life in front of them by our traveling troupe of young actors. Between scenes, our actors discuss themes of race, gender, and romance that will resonate more than ever for the Game of Thrones watching, Pokemon Go playing generation.

Booking now for schools, community centers, businesses, libraries, universities and everything in-between. For more information, please email education@pcs.org or call 503-445-3795.

Cost: $500 with limited full and half-scholarships available.


Visions & Voices


The Visions & Voices student playwriting and performance residencies each bring professional teaching artists into public high school classroms for intensive, month-long residencies during which students learn about the basic elements of theater.

Designed to meet Oregon benchmarks for Arts and English/Language Arts, the Visions & Voices Playwriting curriculum addresses theatrical conventions and dramatic structure, as well as acting, writing, and constructive critical response. The program culminates at the end of the school year with free, public readings of plays selected from all residency sites, performed by professional actors.

Every summer, up to six Visions & Voices graduates are chosen to participate in JAW: A Playwrights Festival, which is recognized nationally for its role in developing new works for the stage. Promising Playwrights write original short plays from start to finish in the span of two weeks, under the mentorship of nationally recognized artists and our resident teaching artist. Their plays are then performed by professional actors at the festival’s kick-off event in the Ellyn Bye Studio.

The Visions & Voices Performance Residency is designed to engage the creativity and imagination of students through acting and improvisation exercises. Students discover the confidence and empathy-building power of performance as they find physical ways to embody different characters. The residency culminates in a performance of piece of theatre written and performed by the students.

For more information, or to bring a Visions and Voices residency to your school, email education@pcs.org or call 503-445-3785.

Astoria
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His Eye is on the Sparrow
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