Project Discovery has given more than 1.4 million students the chance to experience live professional theater at a discounted rate through student matinees. Through Project Discovery, we offer study guides, in-school workshops and residencies for students, as well as professional development and preview nights for teachers.

Reserve tickets now for the 2017-18 Season

Please note: Tickets for Project Discovery performances of A Christmas Carol go on sale Sept. 5 at 7:00 am!

For inquiries about the Project Discovery program, please contact School Partnerships Manager Matt Tibbs at (401) 521-1100 x 220 or

For questions about your Project Discovery order, or to make adjustments, please contact Sales Manager Linda Barone at (401) 521-1100 x 225 or

Our Shows

By Arthur Miller | Directed by Brian McEleney
Age Recommendation: 13+
Project Discovery Performance Dates: October 3, 5, 17, 27, November 7, 14, 2017

This classic tale of the perilously high cost of the American Dream explodes with poignancy and relevance. Willy Loman desperately craves success for himself and his sons, but stark reality cannot live up to his dreams. The wall of delusions he has constructed quietly crumbles around him while a devastated and demoralized man searches in vain for a hidden path to greatness. Death of a Salesman is a Pulitzer-Prize winning masterpiece that everyone should see performed live.

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Download the study guide here.

By Dominique Morisseau | Directed by Tiffany Nichole Greene
Age Recommendation: 13+
Project Discovery Performance Date: November 2, 2017

In Detroit, as the Great Recession begins, a makeshift family of four factory workers toil as their industry flirts with failure. With their future uncertain, Faye, Shanita, Dez, and foreman Reggie must decide how they will balance their own desires, their loyalty to one another, and their survival. More than a half century after Willy Loman struggled for success, this fresh, off-Broadway play shows us that the quest for the American Dream endures.

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Download the study guide here.

By Charles Dickens with original music by Richard Cumming | Directed by Angela Brazil and Stephen Thorne
Age Recommendation: 13+
Project Discovery Performance Dates: November 9, 15, 16, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, December 5, 7, 12, 13, 19, 21, 2017

Celebrating 40 years at Trinity Rep, Rhode Island’s family holiday tradition brings Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Tiny Tim, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future to the stage in a glorious re-telling of the classic story that has delighted and inspired millions.

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Download the study guide here.

By George Brant | Directed by Tyler Dobrowsky
Age Recommendation: 13+
Project Discovery Performance Date: February 6, 2018

Providence, 1942: Oberon Play House’s director and leading men are off at war.  Determined to press on, the director’s wife sets out to produce an all-female version of Shakespeare’s Henry V, assembling an increasingly unexpected team united in desire, if not actual theater experience. Together they deliver a delightful celebration of collaboration and persistence when the show must go on! A surprisingly modern and moving comedy about the singular way art and community reveal our boldest selves even in the darkest times.

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Download the study guide here.

By William Shakespeare | Directed by Whitney White
Age Recommendation: 13+
Project Discovery Performance Dates: March 1, 2, 6, 8, 13, 15, 2018

Friendship and betrayal, love and jealousy. Once Othello’s most trusted confidante, Iago’s envy-fueled passions unleash a betrayal with catastrophic results for Othello and his beloved bride Desdemona. Shakespeare’s profound tragedy is an enduring story of race, love, envy, and repentance. This stripped down retelling is the portrait of an unraveling mind amid a society engulfing and destroying its very best.

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Download the study guide here.

By Karen Zacarías | Directed by Christie Vela
Age Recommendation: 13+
Project Discovery Performance Date: April 24, 2018

Pablo and Tania are new to the neighborhood. Virginia and Frank have been fixtures in the area for decades. They all agree that the chain link fence separating their yards has got to go! A quick replacement with a stately wooden fence will arrive just in time to impress both Pablo’s bosses and the judges viewing Frank’s elaborate English garden. Everyone starts off on the right foot, but when the truth about that old fence is revealed and Tania’s vision of native plants and wild flowers doesn’t align with Frank’s pesticide-dependent masterpiece, a sparkling comedy of good intentions and bad manners blooms.

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Download the study guide here.

Book by Terrence McNally | Music by Stephen Flaherty | Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Based on the novel Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow
Directed by Curt Columbus
Age Recommendation: 13+
Project Discovery Performance Dates: May 15, 18, 2018

Based on the celebrated novel, the Tony Award-winning Ragtime reflects America at the turn of the 20th century – where optimism and possibility are as prevalent as burgeoning racial and social volatility. The lives of an upper-class white mother, a Jewish immigrant, and a bold African American musician from Harlem intersect in ways that profoundly affect their families’ fates. A passionate, vibrant, Tony Award-winning score heightens the tenderness and tension that infuses these characters’ lives.

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Performance Pricing

  • $16 per student ticket ($18 per student ticket to A Christmas Carol December performances)
  • 1 free adult ticket per 15 students
  • Each additional adult ticket will be $28
  • $13 for bench seating (available for A Christmas Carol, Othello, and Ragtime only)

Workshop Pricing

Workshops or residencies are available for all Project Discovery student matinees. We design these in-class experiences to focus on a variety of topics, including but not limited to: the themes of the play, how an actor prepares a scene, design choices of the production, etc.

  • $60 for 45 minutes
  • $80 for 1 hour
  • $100 for 90 minutes
  • $120 for 2 hours

Prices may vary if a company actor visits the classroom. Mileage fees apply for locations outside of Providence.


  • Complete the Student Matinee (PD) booking form below
  • All forms will be processed in the order that they are received and you will get an automatic response confirming the time that we received your order.
  • Your school’s ticket request will be processed by the theater’s box office within 7-10 business days.
  • You will receive a hard copy of your order and important details in the mail for you to keep and review.

Need help finding a ride? RISCA can help you and your students get to the theater for free through the Big Yellow Bus Grant Program.

For questions about Project Discovery performances or workshops, contact Matthew Tibbs, school partnerships manager, at or (401) 521-1100 x 220.