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.
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 below for this Season’s performances and their respective Study Guides. 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.
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.
Adapted from the Governor General award-winning children’s story by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault and published by Kids Can Press
Adaptation by Cole Lewis
Images by Clelia Scala
Directed by Mike Payette
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
Geordie Theatre School (GTS) provides children, teens, and teachers the opportunity to explore the impact of theatre education all within the comfort of their own school! Our teachers are passionate about teaching the next generation and continually strive to provide students with a memorable experience that will help to increase their Confidence, Creativity and Craft, as well as further nurture their love for the theatre. GTS has a variety of programming which can be brought into your school and easily tailored to your needs.
Our programs include:
NEW! Is your school remote? Let us bring one of our specialty workshops into your classroom with GTS Online.
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.
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
Tune in using the weblink ten minutes before the show to be ready for the performance
After the show, stay connected for our live Talkback with the students using a ‘chat’ function
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.