Trenton Lights

Community Devised Works

True stories of Trenton residents on stage! 

Passage is committed to creating mainstage theatre productions that reflect the true stories of our community.

Trenton is a community divided (and united) by racial identity and politics.  Passage’s current project explores this often unspoken “elephant in the room”, based on the real life stories and words of a diverse cross-section of Trenton residents.

The project is currently in development, as Passage artistic staff is gathering primary material via interviews.  The material received extended readings in the winter of 2014. A major production is planned for 2017.

2010 saw the production of Trenton Lights, a musical play that reached beyond the headlines, history books and news reports.  Trenton Lights captured the stories of Trenton Residents through extensive interviews with diverse members of the community:  white, black, Hispanic; young and old; rich and poor.  Their words were transposed onto the stage in story-theatre format, often verbatim.

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