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Each year, Premiere Stages offers an intensive four-day workshop called Boot Camp for Kean Performance majors. Boot Camp allows Kean students the opportunity to work with leaders in the field in a concentrated, rigorous environment.

The 2015 Bootcamp The Bridge will prepare Kean theatre majors for making the transition from Kean student to working professional. This intensive two-day session will partner students with working industry professionals in sessions and seminars that include the business of theatre, workshops in dance and auditioning, a web design tutorial, mock interview sessions, a QLab intensive, and other topics.

Past Boot Camp residencies have included:

  • Scene Study Intensive (with Tony Award-winning actor Norbert Leo Butz)
  • Preparing a NYC Showcase (with New York acting coach Ted Sluberski)
  • Acting for the Camera (with television director/producer Linda Laundra)
  • The Business of Theatre (with casting director Carol Hanzel)
  • Audition Intensive (with Broadway director Richard Sabellico)

The Bauer-Boucher Kean Student/Alumni Reading

Named for longtime Premiere Stages supporters W. John Bauer and Nancy Boucher, the Bauer-Boucher Kean Student/Alumni Reading showcases the work of gifted Kean University students or alumni playwrights. Students also have an opportunity to have their work developed through the playwriting class offered by the Kean Theatre Conservatory and taught by Premiere's Producing Artistic Director John J. Wooten. Submissions are accepted from current Kean University students in good academic standing and graduates of Kean. 

For full submission guidelines, click here. All submissions are due by December 9, 2016

The 2017 Bauer - Boucher Kean Student/Alumni Readings will take place in the Miron Student Center Little Theatre on January 23, 2017 at 3:20 pm. Please call 908-737-4092 or email premiere@kean.edu for more information.

Kean Actors' Showcase

Premiere Stages collaborates with the Kean Theatre Conservatory to produce the Kean Actors' Showcase in New York every other January. The Showcase features Kean acting students who graduated the May prior to the Showcase or Kean acting students who are graduating the May following the Showcase.

Students are required to take or audit the Acting as a Profession course in the fall, leading up to the Showcase. Students are also required to develop an actor's toolkit, which includes contrasting monologues, a professional headshot and resume, and a two-year business plan.

The Showcase is held in the Studio Theatre, located in the Theatre Row complex of theatres in mid-town Manhattan. Students have the opportunity to audition for industry professionals, including agents, casting directors and artistic directors.

Auditions for the Kean Actors' Showcase and taking the Acting as a Profession course are required. Please contact the Kean Theatre Conservatory for additional information and audition dates, or visit www.kean.edu/KU/Theatre.


(Inside TV students at Channel 11 with the one and only Mr. G.)

Premiere Stages has solidified a partnership with the NY Chapter of the Academy of Television of Arts and Sciences to offer "Inside Television", an accredited class in which Kean arts majors interface with professionals in the field of television. Students visit the NY NATAS headquarters and gain practical knowledge from renowned speakers. Students are also afforded the opportunity to tour NYC television studios. Students who excel are recommended for internships with Academy affiliated networks.

Premiere Artists also partners with NY NATAS to offer a one-day intensive field trip across Manhattan for Premiere Stages summer interns. Interns visit and tour multiple locations and meet with leading artists in the fields of television and theatre. Tours have included visits to Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, Channel 11 Television, Music Choice and Soundtrack Studios.

Premiere Stages partners with the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to present the Peter Ustinov Screenwriting Competition as part of the International Emmy Awards Conference, held every November in the Sofitel Hotel in New York City. Premiere Stages directs the reading of the competition winner and casts the event with a pool of Kean acting students and professional actors.