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Awaiting Grants, Passage Theatre Appeals for Support to Keep Doors Open

A Tempo this Saturday (4/29 at 7 pm) speaks with the artistic and managing directors of Passage Theatre, which faces a cash short-fall until funding from several grants arrives late next month, about post-pandemic challenges and its new creative directions.

Passage Theatre in Trenton, NJ, expects funding for several grants to arrive late in May. Until then, the only professional theatre in New Jersey's capital city has issued an urgent plea for support so it can cover a cash shortfall over the next few weeks. By earlier this week, Passage had raised almost half of the $75,000 it needs. The theatre, which kept producing shows through the pandemic, has forged a closer bond with its audience by creating works that addressed and spoke to the community's concerns, but changes in charitable giving have raised new challenges. A Tempo host Rachel Katz speaks with Passage Theatre's Managing Director Brishen Miller and Artistic Director Ryanne Domingues about its fundraising appeal, the new creative directions of its productions, and some of the other projects it is developing to serve the community.

Rachel Katz is the host of A Tempo which airs Saturdays at 7 pm.