For Schools

Geordie’s landmark 2Play School Tour runs from September to April performing in schools all over Montreal and traveling across Quebec, Ontario and the Maritimes. From the Îles de la Madeleine to Chibougamau, Geordie brings professional live theatre into schools, community centres and libraries, traveling an average of 35,000 km each season and performing over 200 times to more than 40,000 students. To encourage dialogue on the performance and its subject matter, every performance is followed by a Q & A session and comes with a FREE Teacher’s Study Guide which is available for download. See below to check out which shows are available to be performed in a gym, auditorium, theatre, or even cafeteria near you!

Live-Streaming and Homeschool options for the 2Play Tour are available. Please contact our Schools Liaison Kieran for more information.

“Great performance, students enjoyed the chat at the end of the play!” Shawinigan High School (The Little Mighty Superhero live-stream) “Super happy that Geordie was able to find a way to keep this season going and I love the new blackbox space you have!” Riverview School (The Little Mighty Superhero and Celestial Bodies live-stream) “I was surprised at the quality of the technology. I really thought that because it would not be live it would not be as impactful or interesting for the students but that was not the case. It was very well done and enjoyed by my students.” Knowlton Academy (The Little Mighty Superhero live-stream) “The actress for Celestial Bodies certainly was excellent.” Baie Comeau School (Celestial Bodies live-stream) “Every year, I look forward to the teacher's guide. This year, I used the questions for ethics class. Thank you for providing the guide; It is much appreciated and very useful.” Shawinigan High School (The Little Mighty Superhero live-stream) “We really appreciated the opportunity to attend the homeschool performance. The kids have been feeling isolated this year and attending the play virtually helped restore a sense of normalcy and community. We appreciated the question period that allowed the children to interact with the performers, who were warm and friendly. Thank you for this initiative!” Homeschool parent (The Little Mighty Superhero live-stream) “You are great! So happy we were able to attend your great show even in these crazy times. Thank you!” Shawinigan High School (The Little Mighty Superhero live-stream) “Thank you for doing an online show this year!” MacLean Memorial School (The Little Mighty Superhero live-stream) "Wonderful play; my students loved it. Thank-you for the resources you sent us prior to the play; helped my students understand the characters and plot." MacKay Centre School (The Little Mighty Superhero live-stream) “The kids truly loved it! It went so well, and we even had parents write to us to say how much they appreciated the activity.” Riverside School Board Virtual Hub (The Little Mighty Superhero live-stream)

Available for touring:

October 2021 – April 2022
Touring throughout Quebec, Ontario, and the Maritimes

Click on the images to learn more about the shows!
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The Paper Bag Princess

Ages 5+

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Selfie

Ages 12+

Field Trips

Geordie’s Mainstage School Matinée Series makes English language theatre accessible to all students. We offer specially reduced-rate tickets for Elementary school groups, High School groups, CEGEP groups, Home School groups, Pre-schools, Daycares, and Outreach organizations.

Jonathan: The Seagull Parable

November 23-December 11, 2021
Ages 13+

A Geordie Theatre/Surreal SoReal co-production
Presented by Théâtre Denise-Pelletier
Created and directed by Jon Lachlan Stewart
Choreography by Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli
Inspired by Richard Bach’s Jonathan Livingston Seagull.

Presented at Théâtre Denise-Pelletier, Salle Fred-Barry
4353, Sainte-Catherine Est, Montreal (Quebec), H1V 1Y2

For school group bookings contact scolaire@denise-pelletier.qc.ca

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Other Worlds

January 14-23, 2022
Ages 10+

In association with La Maison Théâtre, Les Muses: centre des arts de la scène, and Summit School
By Stephen Patrick Booth
Developed in partnership with Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal
Directed by Jessica Abdallah

Presented at La Maison Théâtre, 245 rue Ontario Est, Montréal (Québec) H2X 3Y6

From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea

April 29-May 8, 2022
Ages 7+

Based on the book From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea, written by Kai Cheng Thom, illustrated by Kai Yun Ching and Wai-Yant Li. Published by Arsenal Pulp Press.
Adapted by Gabe Maharjan
Directed by Mike Payette

Presented at Centaur Theatre, 453 Saint-Francois-Xavier St, Montreal (Quebec) H2Y 2T2

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Study Guides

Each of Geordie’s plays is accompanied by a comprehensive study guide, including plot synopsis, background info on the play, related games and activities, web links, and more!

See above for this season’s performances and their respective Study Guides (COMING SOON!). In order to view and print the free guides, you will need the free Adobe Reader software. If you need to install the latest version of Adobe Reader, click here and follow the instructions.

Financial Assistance

Did you know the provincial government offers resources to finance cultural outings for school groups? These resources can help your school come see Geordie Theatre’s Mainstage productions at a fraction of the cost. To pursue these bursaries, we suggest you contact the coordinator of cultural activities at your school or school board to assist you in applying.

Ministry of Education (MEES), measure 15186
With a budget of $9.2 m, this measure provides financial support exclusively for cultural outings. The bursary offers an amount of funds for each student; it can cover fees for admission and transportation to Geordie’s performances. More info HERE

See Geordie Theatre’s entry in the Repertoire Culture-Éducation HERE

Ministry of Education (MEES), measure 15230
This measure budgeted at $27 m provides an amount of funds to each student for educational outings.  Like Culture à l’école, this measure can cover fees for admission and transportation to Geordie’s performances. For more info, contact MEES’s Director of Financial Aid at (418) 528-7406.

English Language Arts Network (ELAN), funded by the Government of Canada
Each English public school may receive $1500 annually from 2019 to 2023 (plus travel costs for rural/remote schools) to partner up with qualified artists from Quebec’s English-speaking communities to engage their students in a multiple session cultural activity at their school. More info HERE

Daytrippers is a registered charity based out of Toronto, 100% volunteer led, that provides reimbursement funding for field trips for low income or remote schools. This year especially, Daytrippers is also funding virtual experiences. More info HERE

Theatre Workshops

Geordie Theatre School (GTS) provides children, teens, and teachers the opportunity to connect in new and exciting ways through the joys of theatre!

GTS has a variety of programming which can be brought into your school – or virtually to your home or classroom – and easily tailored to your unique needs. Our programs include:

FOR STUDENTS

FOR TEACHERS

Our workshops are guided by fundamental objectives that encourage Confidence, Creativity & Craft in youth. Our teachers are professional artists passionate about fostering the next generation of artists and inspired leaders while further nurturing a love of theatre. Workshops can be linked to one of Geordie’s touring or Mainstage shows to create an even richer experience.

FAQ

Absolutely! Our tour is planned to operate from September to April as usual, with the option of live-streaming if it is not possible to visit your school in person.

Geordie Theatre will continue to follow the guidelines set out by public health authorities as they appear, and we are preparing several different methods to bring our content to you this year. From new sanitation protocols for our sets and actors, to digital and live-streaming options, we are getting ready to adapt to new situations as soon as they develop.

  1. A week before the date and time of our visit with you, Kieran will send you a weblink that will direct you to a special viewing area on our website 

  2. Tune in using the weblink ten minutes before the show to be ready for the performance 

  3. After the show, stay connected for our live Talkback with the students using a ‘chat’ function 

  4. Enjoy! 

Don’t worry! In the case of an internet issue, Geordie Theatre will provide limited access to a filmed version of the production for your students to enjoy. We will then try and connect briefly for a question-and-answer period, like always! 

For more information or to book a field trip or tour,

Contact our Schools Liasion 

Kieran Dunch at schools@geordie.ca

Geordie Theatre is located on the unceded Indigenous lands of the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) nation of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Tiotià:ke (known as Montréal) has existed as a meeting place of many First Nation peoples, including but not limited to the Abenaki , Anishinaabeg (Algonquin), and the Huron-Wendat. We extend our deepest respect to the elders of these communities and to all Indigenous peoples who carry the history of this island’s land and waters – caring for it and calling it home. We are honoured and privileged to share stories on this land.

We wish to also acknowledge that we are grateful to those seeking sustainable solutions to our global climate crisis, so that we may continue to inspire and challenge our audiences near and far.

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