June 12, 2021

The OK Trenton Project

Directed by C. Ryanne Domingues
$10 per attendee

Associate Writers: Ryanne Domingues and Victoria Davidjohn
Dramaturgs: Kevin Bergen, Carlos Castillo, Jonathan Conner, Jane Cox, Stacey Derosier, Kara Jonsson, Alexandra Kostis, Dara Lewis, Bruce Lindsay, Robin Shane, Wendi Smith, and Yoshinori Tanokura 

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 piece was ultimately removed. Told through the words of Trenton’s law enforcement, city officials, artists, residents, and students, this play tells the story of what one piece of art can mean to a community.

This presentation is a public developmental reading ahead of the show’s premiere as a full production during the 2021-22 season.

PlayLab Preview (available until June 31, 2021)

Passage Passport Holders
Passage Theatre Passport holders can email ticketing@passagetheatre.org or call (609) 392-0766 to reserve ticket(s) for events offered as part of the package.

Passage Postscript
For educators who are interested in bring their classes to the live reading of The OK Trenton Project, our study guide, known as Passage Postscript, will be available here on April 26, 2021.


June 12, 20217:00pm