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Inquire about 2022/23 Student Matinee performances!

When you book a Student Matinee, you gain access to:

  • Free in-school residencies that help students navigate the themes and ideas of the play and draw connections to the world around them, tailored to your needs by our experienced Teaching Artists. These residencies can be pre-show or post-show, either in-person or virtual.
  • Downloadable Play Guides
  • Two complimentary preview tickets for Educators so you can see the show ahead of your students

All student matinees begin at 10:30 a.m. Please note each show’s content advisories on the pages below. Tickets are $10 per student, with 1 FREE chaperone per 10 students.

Learn about our COVID safety protocols here.

To inquire about financial assistance and other virtual student and classroom opportunities, contact our Youth Engagement team


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  • Artwork for Between Two Knees

    Between Two Knees

    Thursday, March 16, 2023

    Grade Recommendation: 7th grade and up.

    The first play by acclaimed intertribal sketch comedy troupe The 1491sbest known for the hit television series “Reservation Dogstakes audiences on a searing and absurdly funny series of vignettes through American history centered on one family’s account of their experiences from the massacre at Wounded Knee in 1890 to the protests there in 1973.  

    Content warnings: The play deals in a comic but pointed way with the violent massacre at Wounded Knee. It contains violent imagery and some profanity. 

    Play Guide
  • Artwork for How I Learned What I Learned

    How I Learned What I Learned

    Thursday, May 4, 2023

    Grade Recommendation: 7th  grade and up.  

    Originally performed by August Wilson himself, How I Learned What I Learned is a heartfelt theatrical memoir charting one man’s journey of self-discovery through adversity and what it means to be a Black artist in America. Helmed by celebrated Wilson director Tim Bond, this beautiful solo work brings Wilson’s necessary voice and gorgeous poetry back to Seattle Rep.

    Content warnings: Discussions of: violence, murder, racism, drug use, incarceration, sexual activity, sexual harassment; Profanity (including use of the N-word)

  • Artwork for Lydia and The Troll

    Lydia and The Troll

    Thursday, May 18, 2023 & Thursday, June 1, 2023

    Grade Recommendation: 6th grade & up.

    Singer-songwriter Lydia feels held back. Maybe it’s writer's block, maybe it’s her not-so-perfect boyfriend. But when a mysterious stranger offers her the chance to change her life, she may end up sacrificing more than she ever imagined. Inspired by fantasy and folklore, yet grounded in Seattle’s noted landscape and landmarks, revered actor and playwright Justin Huertas (Lizard Boy) conjures up Pacific Northwest magic in this intimate new world premiere musical. 

    Content warnings: Depiction of alcoholism, profanity

  • Artwork for Where We Belong

    Where We Belong

    Thursday, October 6, 2022

    Grade Recommendation: 6th grade and up.

    An indigenous theater-maker journeys across geographic borders, personal history, and cultural legacies, in search of a place to belong.  

    Content warnings: This production contains flashing lights, depictions of racism, and discussions of borders, war, loss of language, residential schools, colonial theft of human remains and repatriation. 

    Play Guide
  • Artwork for What the Constitution Means to Me

    What the Constitution Means to Me

    Thursday, October 13, 2022 & Thursday, October 20, 2022

    Grade Recommendation: 7th grade and up

    Playwright Heidi Schreck's boundary-breaking play breathes new life into our Constitution and imagines how it will shape the next generation of Americans. In this hilarious, hopeful, and achingly human new play, actor Cassie Beck resurrects Schreck's teenage self in order to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women and the founding document that shaped their lives.   

    Content warnings: Mentions of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and discussions of abortion and its stigmatization.

    Play Guide
  • Artwork for Mr. Dickens and His Carol

    Mr. Dickens and His Carol

    Thursday, December 8, 2022

    Grade Recommendation: 6th grade and up

    Charles Dickens should be looking forward to Christmas. When his latest book is a flop, putting both his popularity and finances in peril, his publishers give an ultimatum: write a Christmas book within a month or lose everything. Adapted for the stage from Samantha Silva’s critically acclaimed novel, this tale set in the heart of Victorian England weaves a fictional take on Dickens’ past, present, and future into a comedic and poignant new holiday classic. 

    Content warnings: None

    Play Guide
  • Artwork for I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

    I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

    Friday, January 20 & Thursday, January 26, 2023

    Grade Recommendation: 7th grade and up.

    As she grieves the death of her older sister, Julia Reyes faces pressure to put her own dreams of becoming a writer on hold. She finds herself caught between her family’s expectations and the less than perfect life she grapples with every day as a 15-year-old growing up in Chicago. A rich and poignant exploration of how to transcend your circumstances while remaining true to who you are.  

    Content warnings: Discussions of depression, self-harm, sexual trauma, domestic violence; Strong language, pot-smoking, the sounds of gunfire and frank conversations about sex

    Play Guide
  • Artwork for Metamorphoses


    Thursday, February 9, 2023

    Grade Recommendation: 8th grade and up

    A daring and intimate new production inspired by Ovid’s epic poems of transformation. This modern interpretation performed by a quartet of actors weaves together a collection of both well-known and rarely told myths that excavate the extremes of human experience through the purest forms of theatrical storytelling.  

    Content warnings: Contains strong language and themes of violence, sexual assault and gore, with use of a smoke machine.

    Play Guide

Seattle Rep’s K-12 Youth Engagement Programs are supported by:

The Chisholm Foundation 

ArtsFund | Loeb Family Charitable Foundations | City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
Hazel Miller Foundation | Horizons Foundation | Muckleshoot Charitable Fund
Forest Foundation | Hubbard Family Foundation | Theatre Forward