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Pre-Teen Programs

During the summer months, Passage's pre-teen, arts day camp allows students to explore, build, and expand their skills in the areas of visual and performing arts. They learn basic techniques of writing and performing, as well as painting, drawing and prop building from teacher artists at the Ellarslie Museum.  Through the process, students develop poise, discipline, and teamwork. For more information on how to register, go here -

State Street Project programs are custom-designed around the requirements of the sponsoring organization, which can range from in-school, after-school, or summer-camp programs. Experienced and talented educators guide the students through the process of developing, writing and acting out their own theatrical production. Passage teacher/artists are highly experienced in the application of "Playmaking", a powerful system for improving literacy, self-esteem, and self-confidence among pre-teen youth. For more information about bringing the State Street Project to your school, contact David Lee White at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The slideshow at right presents some images from pre-teen playmaking programs.

  • Mentoring

    Children go through a series of classes, and a retreat to write their play, mentored at every step by experienced, empathetic adults.

  • Playwright on Stage
    Playwright on Stage

    During the performance, the playwright is on stage left. Part of the audience's thrill is to watch the playwright react to seeing his own work onstage for the first time.

  • The Bow
    The Bow

    At the end of each show, the playwright takes a bow with the actors, usually to thunderous applause.

  • Asssemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman
    Asssemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman

    Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman recognizing the work of the playmaking students.