STUDENT MATINEE: A Field Trip Program

The Student Matinee Series is an affordable way for students to experience arts education through professional theatre in Dallas. After every performance, students and teachers can enjoy a Q&A conversation with the cast. For more information about our Student Matinee series, contact Cheyenne Farley, Cara Mía Theatre Education Coordinator.

A study guide connected to the themes of the play is available. All educational material support education common core standards. 

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SWimming While Drowning

December 5, 2019

Grades 9-12 | $7.50

Angelo and Mila are fifteen and homeless. Angelo is a dreamer, Mila is a street-wise hustler, but when they become roommates at a shelter for LGBTQ teens, they build a fragile bond that inspires them to reach for understanding and self-acceptance.  Emilio Rodriguez’s poetic coming-of- age story celebrates the healing power of hope and the beautiful mystery of being a teenager.

Content Advisory: This play contains adult language and a brief moment of sexual intimacy.
Age Recommendation: Age 15 and up

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The House On Mango Street

February 20, 2020 - SOLD OUT
February 21, 2020
- SOLD OUT
February 26, 2020
- SOLD OUT
February 27, 2020
- SOLD OUT
March 4, 2020
March 5, 2020

Grades 7-12 | $7.50


Esperanza's story is the experience of so many Mexican-American girls during the stage of life between childhood and adolescence. We see her rush into the innocent games, fantasies and friendships of childhood, yet she begins to become conscious of the dangers and contradictions of being a young women living in the barrio. Esperanza tries to make sense of her place in the world while observing the lives of the women around her and decides her life is going to be different.

Content Advisory: Suggestive sexual violence; bilingual

Age Recommendation: Age 13 and up
Relevant Themes/Topics: Identity, Responsibility, Gender, The Power of Language, The Struggle for Personal Identity & Space, Growing Up, Gender Roles, Death, Shame

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My Red Hand, My Black Hand

May 21, 2020

Grades 9-12 | $7.50

This co-production between Cara Mía Theatre and Soul Rep Theatre explores and celebrates the historic and cultural nuancesof one girl’s courageous search for belonging and acceptance in the two very distinct cultures that make up her heritage—African American and Native American.

Age Recommendation: Age 15 and up