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Debating Destiny – Student Matinee

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Embark on a riveting journey of self-discovery with “Debating Destiny,” a captivating new play by James Anthony Tyler (“The Drop Off,” “hop the A,” “Some Old Black Man”).

Join Udonis Sparks as he confronts loss, discovers hidden talents, and faces life-altering choices. With teenage antics, rapid-fire banter, and heartwarming revelations, “Debating Destiny” offers a poignant exploration of the complexities of growing up through the art of debate. Don’t miss the world premiere of this amazing theatrical experience. Grab your tickets today.

If you are interested in learning more about our student matinee on February 29, please contact Alfreda Liles at [email protected].

Benefits of Attending Performance Theatre
  • Theatre exposes young people to new vocabulary and ways of communicating
  • Through the arts of dance, acting, and music, children learn how to communicate in a variety of unique ways
  • Theatre is a safe way to expose kids to difficult situations and show them firsthand how to handle these situations
  • Through theatre, audiences are immersed in stories about characters from every background imaginable
  • Live shows teach children how to appreciate people of all kinds and how to respect other points of view.
  • When arts education is part of the school day, students experience greater school engagement, fewer disciplinary infractions, enhanced social-emotional development, and stronger academic achievement in writing.

“Arts education allows children to connect their experiences to stories on stage and participate in activities designed to engage their imagination, critical thinking and socio-emotional intelligence. It is vital for young students to see themselves represented in stories and on stage to inspire their confidence, voice and place in the world.” – Allison Watrous, Executive Director of DCPA Education & Community Engagement  

Included in your Matinee Ticket

  • Study Guide
  • 30 minute talk back
  • 1 free chaperone ticket for every 10 student tickets purchased


February 29
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Senate Theater
6424 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, 48210 United States