“Exposure to and participating in dramatic and musical arts is vital in improving our students’ abilities in other areas of the curriculum. Beginning this exposure from an early age provides an opportunity for students’ creative spirits to flourish and grow. Thank you so much for being part of that development.” -Principal, Toronto District School Board
Suitcase Theatre has reached over 200,000 children and our numbers continue to grow! Our original musical productions carry messages of mental health and well-being, friendship, co-operation and overcoming obstacles. With toe-tapping music, terrific lyrics and engaging characters, our actors deliver memorable experiences for children from JK-Grade 5.
Ask about our Play it Forward Program where a school that pays full price for a show can donate a free performance to a low income school. We are an approved TDSB vendor and have VSS clearance. We also work in partnership with the TCDSB and other Boards of Education across the GTA
OUR LATEST PLAY
We’ll be back on tour and in schools when it is safe.
Stronger Together: Opening Doors to Mental Health
Watch a short teaser trailer of the rehearsal
AUDIENCE: JK – Grade 5
LENGTH: 60 minutes with Q+A
COST: $799 (Suitcase Theatre will donate a free to show to an underserved school for every paid show through our Play it Forward program. Please click here for more information on eligibility.)
“Everyone – children, teachers, parents, superintendents, trustees anyone who has, works or is around children NEEDS to see this play.” – Carm Viola, Registered Early Childhood Educator and Registered Psychotherapist, The George Hull Centre for Children and Families
Three explorers – in the middle of their most important adventure – come upon a mysterious locked door. What’s behind it? What fears and anxieties must they conquer to unlock the door and discover its hidden secrets?
“Stronger Together” – the latest interactive arts production from Suitcase Theatre helps JK-Grade 5 children understand mental health and how to manage their feelings.
-learn how their brains work and recognize helpful and hurtful thoughts
-discover a growth mindset
-become aware of their emotions and express their feelings
-identify helpful people who are on their support team
-develop coping skills
-build empathy, kindness and connections
Everyone’s path is unique. By understanding how someone else is feeling, students will learn to unlock the door to their own happiness and greater connections to others. The key? Togetherness!
Stronger Together was developed in partnership with mental health professionals at the George Hull Centre for Children and Families.
To book a show for your school please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 647-654-PLAY (7529)
Written and conceived by Tyler Check and Tristan Hernandez.
Set design by Robert Johannsen and Meredith Wolting.