The 2020-21 Season
Passage Theatre is thrilled to announce its 2020-21 season! In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have adapted some of our regular live performances and added a number of online programs that will ensure the safety of our audiences, artists, and staff.
Passage’s 2020-21 Season centers on Connection and Caregiving. Be on the lookout this Saturday, September 12 for Passage’s Season Preview video! Click here to watch the video.
Online Play Readings: Passage will be producing two play readings via Zoom that will be read by professional actors. These events will be ticketed at $10 per viewing, and audiences can reserve their spots on our website:
Welcome To Matteson!
Written by Inda Craig-Galván, directed by Andrew Binger
Live: Nov. 21 at 7pm, Pre-recorded: Nov. 22-24
Written by Jacqueline Goldfinger, directed by Jill Harrison
Live: Jan. 23 at 7pm, Pre-recorded: Jan. 24-26
In-Person Shows: In February 2021, Passage will be returning to producing live, in-person shows and play readings at the Mill Hill Playhouse if it is safe to do so. The following shows will be presented live:
Mother (and me)
Written and performed by Melinda Buckley
February 19-21, 2021
Theatre for Families and Young Audiences:
Surely Goodness & Mercy
Written by Chisa Hutchinson
Directed by marcus d. harvey
March 18-21, 2021
A Twist of Water
Written by Caitlin Parrish
Directed by Michael Osinski
April 29-May 16, 2021
Learn more from Passage playwrights, designers, directors, and actors about how they create bold work on our stages in our Online Artist Interviews throughout the season. To read the full interview schedule, click here.
Passage Youth Programs
Passage Youth Programs invite students and adults of all ages and backgrounds to explore, fully realize, and share their greatest creative potential and the potential of the community through the power of expression – onstage, in the classroom, and in their neighborhoods. Click here to learn more about this season’s offerings.
In addition to our typical classroom programming, this season includes a series of Online Learning Labs. These 20-30 minute interactive video lessons are viewable for free online, and can serve as a jumping-off point to not only learn about not only the art of live theatre, but also to gain valuable Communication and Language Arts skills. Each session comes with a suggested activity to make the students’ learning both fun and engaging, with Learning Labs Information Packets able to be downloaded from our website. Learning Labs can be viewed individually, or they can be viewed as a series, with each Lab supplementing the others. These videos are offered free-of-charge with a suggested online donation of $5.
In Spring 2021, come see two stage readings of plays-in-progress from our PlayLab new work development program, presented at the Mill Hill Playhouse. Both projects will receive their world premieres at Passage in the 2021-2022 Season.
Group!: A New Musical
Music by Aleksandra M. Weil, lyrics by Eloise Govdare, and book by Julia B. Rosenblatt
Public Reading: March 27, 2021
The OK Trenton Project
Written and devised by The OK Trenton Project ensemble
Public Reading: June 19, 2021
Special Events This Season
Fundraising is an essential part of how Passage continues to create and produce socially relevant new plays and arts programming that deeply resonate with and reflect our Trenton community. We’ll be sharing two fundraiser performances online this season, with all proceeds supporting our Passage Youth Programs, PlayLab new development program, and mainstage season productions. Tickets to these events are available below.
A full production written and performed by David Lee White,
Directed by John Augustine
Pre-recorded: October 17-20
An online staged reading
Written by Donna Hoke
Directed by Michelle Tattenbaum
Live: Dec 12 at 7pm, Pre-recorded: Dec 13-15