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STUDENT MATINEES

CONNECTING THE CLASSROOM TO THE STAGE
MCC’S STUDENT MATINEE PROGRAM

It has been a long time coming and MCC cannot wait to welcome students and school groups back to our theater home in Hell’s Kitchen. This season we have a wonderful line up of dynamic productions that will spark conversations which can be continued in the classroom. Whether touching on social topics or stories that are the core of our collective humanity, coming to see a show at MCC is a great compliment to your curriculum and arts education experience.

MCC is making every effort to make our space a welcoming and safe one for our audiences. As we continue to navigate COVID-19, MCC, in accordance with the CDC, New York State and New York City mandates, has established the protocols for our audience members. Please read through our COVID PROTOCOLS at the bottom of the page.

THE ROBERT W. WILSON 
MCC THEATER SPACE
511 W 52 ST
NY, NY 10019

Please email tpatrick@mcctheater.org  for more information.

The space is fully accessible with ramp, elevator, and multiple wheelchair seating options.

What should you know about STUDENT MATINEES this season?

  1. Student groups have the flexibility to attend any matinee or evening show that fits their schedule.
  2. Middle school, high school and college groups of any size qualify for our student pricing of $25 per ticket.
  3. Our Education department provides a SHOW GUIDE for each production to prepare students for their visit. Each guide includes insight into the show, activities and suggested prompts to jump start the discussion before and after the show.
  4. Select matinee performances are followed by a post-show discussion facilitated by our education team.

We are proud to offer our Subsidized Student Ticket Program for schools that would otherwise not be able to attend one of our productions. Fill out the online request form below.

REQUEST SUBSIDIZED TICKETS

MCC Subsidized Student Ticket Program
MCC wants to make theater accessible for New York City youth. Our ticket subsidy program endeavors to lesson or remove financial barriers to schools and students attending our theater. Through the generosity of our funders we are able to offer ticket subsidies that greatly reduce ticket costs, for even more students this year! If you have any questions about the this or any of our programs, email education@mcctheater.org.

MCC’s Education Programs are supported by the Axe-Houghton Foundation, The Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation, Harold J. Newman† & Ruth Newman, The Pinkerton Foundation, The Eric Rosedale Playwriting Fund, Tiger Baron Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the city council.

OUR SEASON

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SPACE DOGS

new musical / JAN 2022

music and lyrics by VAN HUGHES and NICK BLAEMIRE
directed by ELLIE HEYMAN

Grade Level – Middle School and up
Run time: 80 mins
Note: Some strong language

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HERE SHE IS BOYS

new play / APR 2022

by ANA NOGUEIRA
directed by MIKE DONAHUE

Grade Level- Grade 9 and Up
Run time: 2 hours

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SOFT

new play / MAY 2022

by DONJA R. LOVE
directed by WHITNEY WHITE

Grade Level – Grades 9 and up
Run time: 1 hour 20 mins
Note: Strong Language, Violence, Sexual themes
Trigger Warning: Suicide

UPDATED COVID POLICY

In our efforts to create as safe an environment as possible, we are requiring that everyone who visits and works in the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space be fully vaccinated and masked.

Audience members will need to provide proof of full vaccination along with a government issued photo ID with matching name at the point of building entry on performance date.

Fully vaccinated, per the CDC, means having had your second shot or single shot (based on vaccination type) of an FDA or WHO authorized COVID-19 vaccine two weeks (14 days) before your performance date. Proof of vaccination can be shown with one of the following:

  • Your vaccination card
  • Photo of your vaccination card
  • Or via an official governmental mobile app or website; NYS residents or those who received a vaccination in NYS may present proof of vaccination via the Excelsior Pass app. For more information about the Excelsior Pass please visit https://epass.ny.gov.

Masks covering nose and mouth must be worn at all times inside the building. Bandanas, gaiters, or masks with vents or valves are not approved masks. If you do not have an approved mask, MCC Theater will provide one for you.

Children under the age of 12 will be able to attend performances once they are fully vaccinated.

As MCC seeks to make our theater more accessible to all, setting an appropriate and effective health and safety plan has been challenging. MCC will follow New York City guidelines and will currently not make exceptions for in-person attendees who are not vaccinated, regardless of the reason. We understand if you are unable to receive the vaccine, and we regret that we are not able to welcome you to a performance at this time. If necessary, we are happy to refund the price of your ticket.

As the situation with COVID-19 evolves, our protocols may change. We will continue to rely on guidance from the CDC and WHO, as well as local guidelines and restrictions. Policy changes will be updated on MCC’s website and all communication channels and ticket holders will be directly notified.

SAFETY COMMITMENT

Your health and safety is important to us! We are committed to making our space as safe as possible for our community – our staff, artists, production crews, students and audience members. We’re asking for your help.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

If you are not feeling well, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days, or have been instructed to self-quarantine within the last 10 days we ask that you stay home. We will be happy to exchange your ticket(s) to another performance date within the run free of charge, credit the ticket amount to your account for a future ticket purchase, or process a full refund. You may also donate the cost of your ticket back to the theater. Simply call our box office at 646-506-9393 or email us at boxoffice@mcctheater.org

WHAT WE’RE DOING

We have expanded our safety initiatives by installing a Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization (NPBI) technology system, upgrading our HVAC system with MERV 14 & MERV 15 filters, placing standing HEPA filters throughout the building, as well doubling the facility deep cleaning schedule, and going contactless with digital ticket scanning and digital play bills, among other efforts.

STUDY GUIDES

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