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Resource Guide

for Hedwig and the Angry Inch
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Student Matinee Curriculum

Portland Center Stage’s Student Matinee Program seeks to provide all young people with opportunities to experience and directly participate in the art of high-quality, professional theater in a context that supports their education. The following is designed to help students explore themes found in our production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. We encourage you to choose the most appropriate activities for your group and adapt as needed.


  • To encourage personal connections between the students and the major themes of the play.
  • To excite students about the story and introduce the theatrical elements of the production.
  • To engage students using the actors’ tools (body, voice, imagination).


(Adopted from Milwaukee Repertory Theater's Education Department materials)

1. How do you express your identity to the world? What misperceptions or assumptions do people sometimes have about you based on how you present yourself in the world?
2. How do your relationships with other people impact your identity, or how you present yourself? Parents, siblings, teachers, friends, only you? Why? 
3. What are your experiences with gender identity? How does society define, limit, or expand on your personal thoughts about gender?

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