Workshops and Residencies

Throughout the years, Passage has brought artistic workshops and residencies to a number of local partner organizations and schools, including (in recent years) Trenton Central High School, Hedgepeth-Williams Middle School of the Arts, the Christina Seix Academy, the Emily Fisher Charter School, the Boys & Girls Club, the Ellarslie Museum, and the River City Community School.

Pre and Post-Show Workshops

Pre- and post-show workshops are offered to all schools and organizations that bring groups to attend our Theatre for Families and Young Audiences shows and Mainstage Student Matinees. These workshops are specifically tailored to each group, and use the themes of the correlating production to work on language skills, and/or teach basic performance and theatrical design. Workshops focused on community engagement and civic action or also available. All workshops are taught by our experienced teaching artists.

For more information, or to schedule your workshop, please contact Passage Artistic Director Ryanne Domingues at ryanne@passagetheatre.org.

One-Time Workshops

Passage also offers single workshops to nonprofit organizations that would like to give their constituents an opportunity to learn more about the Mill Hill Playhouse and introduce them to the art of live theatre. These one-time workshops last 90 minutes and include a tour of the Playhouse and an introduction to storytelling, acting, and design. They do not correlate to a specific production.

These single sessions are $30 per student for groups of 12 or more. Due to limited staff time, we cannot accept groups of less than 12. Additionally, it is preferred if the group encompasses an age range of no more than 3 consecutive grades (for example, 1st – 3rd grade or 4th – 6th grade). Two grade groups may come at the same time, as long as additional teaching artists are available. 
Please contact our Community Outreach Coordinator Stelline Howard at stelline@passagetheatre.org for more information.

Pre and Post-Show Discussions

While complimentary post-show talk backs are offered following all public performances of our TFYA shows, high school matinees, and Sunday matinees, older students and adult groups with a background and/or interest in specific areas of theatre can also schedule pre- or post-show discussions when attending one of our performances. These discussions are often led by our Artistic Director, a Passage staff member, or a member of the show’s creative team who has an expertise in the agreed upon topic. Topics may be specific to the current production or address more general ideas relating to the art. Past discussion topics have included Theatre for Social Change, Theatre within a Community, and The Art of Directing and Dramaturgy. Discussions are tailored to the topic of interest for each group and last for roughly 60 minutes. 

For more information and pricing, please contact Artistic Director Ryanne Domingues at ryanne@passagetheatre.org.  

Residencies

Passage offers a variety of in-school residencies based in playwrighting, acting, devised work, technical theatre, and spoken word poetry. These residencies can last anywhere from 4-16 sessions and are taught by experienced teaching artists. Each residency is specifically tailored to the unique needs of each class and may end in a culminating presentation at the Mill Hill Playhouse or at the students’ school.

Those interested in a residency should contact Passage Artistic Director Ryanne Domingues at ryanne@passagetheatre.org.