Now heading into our 35th season, Passage Theatre Company’s mission is to create and produce socially relevant new plays and arts programming that deeply resonate with and reflect our community. Through professional productions, educational programs, and community engagement, we present diverse perspectives and new voices that inspire audiences and invigorate the art of live theatre.

In the wake of the COVID-19 era, we are committed to continuing to provide new and engaging programming for our community. The arts are vital to this moment in our country’s history, and at Passage, we believe that we now need theatre more than ever. Passage needs your support as we adjust our programming in response to the global health crisis caused by the pandemic.

Our goal is to raise $15,000 by June 30, 2020. All donations to Passage’s COVID-19 Campaign are 100% tax deductible. Proceeds will go towards producing Passage’s 2020-21 season programming, along with artist and staff salaries.

To make a donation to Passage’s Covid-19 Campaign, visit Donations can also be made on our website by selecting Donate, or by mail at Passage Theatre Company, P.O. Box 967, Trenton, NJ 08605.

Due to current events, all of the live shows and online readings we are planning this season will involve themes of CONNECTION and CAREGIVING. In February, we plan to resume our in-person programming at the Mill Hill Playhouse, with our Solo Flights presentation of MOTHER (AND ME) by Melinda Buckley. In March, we will produce our third Theatre for Families and Young Audiences production, SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY by New Jersey playwright Chisa Hutchinson. In May, we will share our much-anticipated production of A TWIST OF WATER by Caitlin Parrish, which was originally scheduled for spring 2020. These three shows are in addition to two live play readings of our documentary theatre piece, THE OK TRENTON PROJECT, and a new musical entitled GROUP!, both of which have been developed through our PlayLab program.

Passage Theatre is an integral part of Trenton’s arts and culture scene. Our shows are specifically chosen to lift up and enlighten those in Mercer County, and we hope YOU will join us in making a difference today!

Passage in the Spotlight

Passage Awarded National MAP Fund Grant

Passage Theatre Company received a 2019 MAP Fund project grant for the development of its OK Trenton Project, inspired by a censored sculpture created by Trenton students in August 2017. Passage’s grant application was one of 44 selected out of more than a thousand other proposals from organizations across the United States.

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Any theater company that wants a sense of how to program a diverse season full of works of beauty that empower a community needs only come to Passage Theatre!

Donald Sanborn III

Theatre Reviewer for Town Topics