Overview

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 2023-24 Programming

This year we have two different program formats that we are offering for schools, which are completely customizable. Click the headings below to learn more about these programming options. 

Sample Topics

  • Bullying/Cyber Bullying
  • Mental Health
  • Consent
  • Homophobia and Transphobia
  • Sexual Assault and Harassment
  • Substance Misuse
  • Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity
  • Healthy Living
  • Gang Violence
  • Peer Pressure
  • Civic Engagement
  • Environmentalism
  • And much more!

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop tools for navigating sensitive social issues of equity
  2. Learn to view problems from multiple perspectives and increase empathy for others. 
  3. Explore different forms of communication and creative problem-solving
  4. Generate passion for the arts, civic engagement, social justice and equity. 

For more information on how our programming connects to the Ontario Curriculum and how to integrate our programming in your lessons, check out our Teacher Resources page.

Booking Information

To inquire about booking a program and for pricing details, email our communications team: