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Passage Theatre Company

Rating: 4.5 stars   2 reviews 358


205 East Front Street Trenton NJ 08611 USA


VISION At its best, theater transforms – inspires understanding of the rich diversity of the human experience, gives voice to the silent, and dignity to the dispirited. Through the creation and production of theater, we chart a passage to grace - in ourselves, in others, and throughout our community. MISSION Passage Theatre Company is committed to the creation and production of socially relevant new plays and community devised arts programming that transforms the lives of individuals and community. Passage Creates new work in order to advance and diversify the art-form and our collective culture, affording emerging and established playwrights a platform for sharing diverse perspectives on complex and important issues. Passage Produces theater with professionalism and integrity, affording professional, emerging and youth actors the rare opportunity to breathe life into new characters and speak their truths to inspire, educate and entertain diverse audiences. Passage Educates youth and adults of all ages and backgrounds to explore, fully realize and share their greatest creative potential and the potential of community through the power of expression - onstage, in the classroom, in their neighborhoods and across the nation. Passage Aspires to achieve national prominence as a creative force for advancing the art form, as a model for transforming community through arts and in transforming lives through the power of theatre.


Production of theatre and education with professionalism and integrity.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love this theatre company. They produce professional, thought-provoking, original plays of very high quality. Some of my most favorite plays I have seen at Passage. I love that I can commute a short distance and see a play of the same caliber that I would find from the best companies in New York or Philadelphia. In addition to the wonderful shows, they also run fantastic programs for Trenton youth. One in particular is called "The State Street Project" -- it teaches children enrolled in Trenton public schools how to write plays then produces material written by the kids. I became a donor when I saw The State Street Project in action. I never cease to be impressed by this organization's work and the impact that their plays make on the individuals who see them.

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expand staff to run more programs for youth without having to sacrifice other programming.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I found my way to PassageTheatre two years ago. I continue to be impressed by the material presented - original plays, often locally developed - and the commitment to the Trenton NJ community. The social justice mission guides the activities of the theater. The theater is active in Trenton schools and has a play writers workshop to develop talent and new work. Recently, the theater received a Barrymore Award for "Love and Communications" an original play about the impact of an autistic Child on the family. I have been happy to commit time and resources to the theater because it deserves support. It is a wonderful organization.

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First as a theatergoer, then as a board member.

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Board building

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I was attracted to one of their productions based on an advertisement. I was interested in arts organizations in Trenton, NJ

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Building capital improvements

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Financial sustainability

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