Providing a Creative Home for Playwrights and Community Collaborations
Passage is committed to developing provocative new plays by emerging and established playwrights, and through community collaboration.
Passage's own Play Lab has produced some of the most popular plays each season since 2010, and earned the theatre national and regional recognition for its developmental work. Love and Communication won the 2011 Brown Martin Philadelphia Award for "plays that increase our insight into the life experience of members of our global community by sensitively portraying unique perspectives of gender, age, ethnicity, occupation, religion, or other categories of experience."
Passage's Community Lights Project created 2010's Trenton Lights, based on interviews with Trenton residents past and present, and is currently developing a new play about Trenton's racial relations for the 2013-4 season.
(Photo right) Juliana Zinkel (foreground) and Chris Stack (background) in Love and Communication, a play developed in Passage's Play Lab by Princeton-resident Jim Christy, and directed by Trenton-resident Adam Immerwhar. Other outstanding playwrights whose work has received either world premieres or second productions at Passage include: Bill Mastrosimone, Yusef Komunyakaa, Serett Scott, David White, Leslie Avaysian, Russell Davis, Jean Sterrett, Lauren Weedman, Nancy Giles, Caridad Svich, Mat Smart, Susan Dworkin, Jessica Bedford, R.N. Sandberg and many more.