July 1, 2020

Passage Theatre Company Fund Is Focused on the Future

KEEPING THEATER ALIVE: Passage Theatre Company of Trenton has just concluded a fundraising campaign to help ensure its future at Mill Hill Playhouse. Former Artistic Director June Ballinger is shown here in a production of “Blood: A Comedy” by David Lee White.

Passage Theatre Company, the Trenton-based organization committed to producing socially relevant new plays and arts programming, has just concluded a $15,000 fundraising campaign to help ensure its future in the wake of COVID-19.

Now heading into its 35th season, Passage is focused on professional productions, educational programs, and community engagement, endeavoring to present diverse perspectives and new voices that inspire audiences and invigorate the art of live theater.

Proceeds of the fund will go towards producing Passage’s 2020-21 season programming, along with artist and staff salaries.

Due to current events, all of the live shows and online readings the company is planning this season will involve themes of “Connection and Caregiving.” In February, the plan is to resume in-person programming at Mill Hill Playhouse, with a Solo Flights presentation of Mother (And Me) by Melinda Buckley. In March, Passage will produce its third Theatre for Families and Young Audiences production, Surely Goodness and Mercy by New Jersey playwright Chisa Hutchinson.

In May, Passage plans a production of A Twist of Water by Caitlin Parrish, originally scheduled for spring 2020. These three shows are in addition to two live play readings of the documentary theatre piece, The OK Trenton Project, and a new musical entitled Group!, both of which have been developed through Passage’s PlayLab program.

Visit passagetheatre.org for more information.