Passage won the prestigious 2011 Brown Martin Philadelphia Award (a Barrymore Award) for its October, 2010 production of Love and Communication. This world-premiere production was developed in Passage's own Play Lab, written by Princeton-resident playwright Jim Christy, directed by Trenton-resident Adam Immerwahr, and starred Chris Stack, Juliana Zinkel, Ashley B. Spearman, Tom Saporito, and Lena Kaminsky.
The Brown Martin Philadelphia Award honors "plays that increase our insight into the life experience of members of our global community by sensitively portraying unique perspectives of gender, age, ethnicity, occupation, religion, or other categories of experience."
Christy's play depicts a married couple finding themselves in a byzantine world of internet gurus, school administrators, ethically-challenged teachers and one another in their efforts to get through to their autistic child. This surprising, sharp and witty play is an incisive look at marriage, parenthood and the lengths we’ll go to reach the ones we love.
Passage joined the Philadelphia Theatre Alliance 2010 and is thrilled to be recognized for its artistic contributions in its first year of eligibility for a Barrymore Award.
Love and Communication was one of 5 nominees, which included Lydia (Amarylis Theatre Company), Superior Donuts (Arden Theatre Company), Race (Philadelphia Theatre Company), and Young Voice Monologue Festival (Philadelphia Young Playwrights and InterAct Theatre).