Passage’s educational programming invites youth and adults of all ages and backgrounds to explore, fully realize, and share their greatest creative potential and the potential of the community through the power of expression – onstage, in the classroom, and in their neighborhoods.
The programming consists of five main components, click the buttons below to learn more.
Passage offers special matinee performances of our shows during times when school and student groups can easily attend and receive reduced-priced tickets. Each of these performances are followed by a talkback with the artists and come with free copies of our educational resource guide, Passage Postscript. This season’s student matinee performances are as follows:
Blues in My Soul: The Legend and Legacy of Lonnie Johnson: October 20, 2022 at 11am
For more information on these performances and more information about the shows, please contact our Education & Community Coordinator, Dylan Erdelyi at email@example.com
Passage Educational Residencies
Throughout the years, Passage has brought artistic residencies to a number of local partner organizations and schools, including (in recent years) Trenton Central High School, Hedgepeth-Williams Middle School of the Arts, the Christina Seix Academy, the Emily Fisher Charter School, the Boys & Girls Club, the Ellarslie Museum, and the River City Community School. These residences last anywhere from one week to six months, and typically involve Passage teaching artists working with students to write and perform their own original play. If you are interested in such an opportunity, please contact please contact our Education & Community Coordinator, Dylan Erdelyi at firstname.lastname@example.org
Passage Postscripts are educational resource guides that are written to accompany our productions. Each guide contains interviews with the playwright and director, pre- and post-show activities and discussion questions, articles pertaining to the production, and a glossary for the show. All Passage Postscripts are created to address the Core Curriculum Content Standards set forth by the New Jersey State Board of Education.
This season's Postscripts will be available to download here soon!
Passage à la Carte:
Newly available for both senior groups and students K-12, Passage is now offering 1-2 hour sessions where our teaching artists can visit classrooms, after-school programs, and summer camps to teach students theatrical skills and techniques that will enhance participants’ communication skills, self-confidence, and more! Please CLICK HERE for more information and to take a brief survey to find out what class is right for you! (One full scholarship is available per session for schools and non-profit organizations in the city of Trenton. Please fill out the application online.)
Passage Studio School
These classes for ages 16 and up will teach participants a variety of theatrical skills and techniques. All classes are held at the Mill Hill Playhouse. Two full-tuition, community scholarships are available per class. If you are interested in receiving financial assistance to attend a Studio School course, please fill out this form.
Registration for the Studio School 2022-2023 is available here.