Play Readings: Online and Live
Join us for the online readings of two new, exciting plays, performed by professional actors! Coordinated to take place over Zoom, these online readings allow audience members to ask questions and make comments in the chat box, which will be addressed in a talk-back discussion following the live recording of the show. Access is limited, so please reserve your spot early.
Welcome to Matteson!
Directed by Andrew Binger
A suburban couple hosts a welcome-to-the-neighborhood dinner party for their new neighbors — a couple recently (forcibly) relocated from Chicago’s roughest housing project — and it’s anything but welcoming. A dark intra-racial comedy about reverse gentrification and how we deal with the “other” when the other looks just like us. All pre-recorded video will be…
Directed by Jill Harrison
An intimate, subtle comedy set in the near future, BABEL offers a dynamic world where two couples, and a talking stork, traverse infertility, prenatal genetic testing, and the lengths they will go to for the love of their future children. All pre-recorded video will be accessible any time from 7pm on January 24 until 11:59pm…
This year, Passage will be producing live, in-person, staged readings of our two shows currently being developed through PlayLab, THE OK TRENTON PROJECT and GROUP!
In this new musical, six women from vastly different worlds come together to battle the great the great equalizer: addiction. At a time when the opioid crisis continues to build, and sexual assault and trauma have risen to the forefront of our country’s consciousness, Group! explores the terrifying, desperate and often funny journey toward women’s…
The OK Trenton Project
Directed by C. Ryanne Domingues
The OK Trenton Project is a documentary-style play about the reaction to a sculpture entitled “Helping Hands,” which was designed and built by local students and installed on a vacant city-owned lot in Trenton, NJ. Following concerns that the sculpture too closely resembled a gang symbol and could send the wrong message to residents, the…