Three actors performing in one of MCT's school productions. One person has their hood up and they are standing behind another person who is seated on a chair. The third person is off to the side looking at the others.

Mixed Company Theatre has been inspiring students to create social change for over 20 years through Forum Theatre. An UNESCO-recognized educational tool, Forum Theatre is a participatory style of theatre known for its effectiveness in helping students tackle issues that directly affect them. Students have the opportunity in a Forum Theatre presentation to “rehearse for reality” and try out their own solutions for positive change.

Our school productions and workshops have examined difficult social issues such as mental health stigma and support, healthy relationships and consent, and inclusion and equity.

In true Theatre of the Oppressed fashion, we constantly consult with educators and the Ontario curriculum in developing our shows, which means that you can rest easy knowing that your Mixed Company program has been thoughtfully tailored to the needs and developmental level of your learners.

A part of the current drama curriculum for Ontario schools, Forum Theatre productions have often been used as an educational tool to support requirements in other areas, including Language Arts, Health and Physical Education, and Social and Family Studies.

Our 2022-23 Programming

This year we have two different program formats that we are offering for schools – both of which can be run virtually. Click the buttons below to learn more about each option in depth:

  • Interactive plays designed to address pressing social issues with larger audiences.
  • Participatory sessions using theatre exercises to address social justice topics with individual classes.

For full descriptions of the programs and delivery options available, click to download our brochure:

MCT School Programming Brochure 2022-23

If you have any questions about our programming, please write to communications@mixedcompanytheatre.com.