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Kean University

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Premiere Stages at Kean University
1000 Morris Avenue, Union, New Jersey 07083
Call: 908-737-4092 or Fax: 908-737-4636

John Wooten, Producing Artistic Director
Phone: 908-737-4360

Clare Drobot, Producing Associate
Phone: 908-737-4092       email:

Heather Kelley, Audience Services Coordinator
Phone: 908-737-4077       email:

Premiere Stages is dedicated to supporting the work of regional and emerging playwrights.
The primary way we meet new writers is through our annual Play Festival Competition for unproduced plays by writers with ties to the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. Submissions are accepted from mid-October to mid-January of each year. Full guidelines with submission details will be posted at that time. For further details on Play Festival, click here.

Premiere Stages also produces an annual Collaborative Premiere of a play new to New Jersey. The Collaborative Premiere specifically targets plays that explore topical and social themes and challenge our audiences to re-examine their place in the world. Premiere Stages does not currently accept unsolicited submissions for the Collaborative Premiere, but does often request scripts from previous Play Festival finalists and semi-finalists that fit the Collaborative Premiere goals.

For any questions regarding submissions, please email us at

Tickets cannot be put on reserve. Patrons must pay for tickets at the time of purchase.

To purchase tickets, please call 908-737-SHOW (7469) or click here to view our current shows and purchase online.

To purchase tickets, please contact Heather Kelley at 908-737-4077.

Click here for directions to Kean University.
Click here for a pdf campus map of Premiere Stages Locations.

All Premiere Stages facilities are wheelchair accessible and companion seating is available.

Companions attending a Premiere Stages production with a disabled patron will receive a complimentary ticket. 48 hours notice to box office is required for free companion tickets.

Large print programs are available for each performance at the box office. All publications offered by Premiere Stages are available in alternate formats with advanced notices.

Assistive Listening Devices are available for use in all Premiere Stages facilities. Receivers are available at the Box Office prior to the performance.

Scheduled sign interpreted, audio described and open captioned performances are offered for select productions. If a patron cannot attend a scheduled sign interpreted, audio described or open captioned performance, please feel free to inquire about alternate arrangements. Tickets for patrons benefiting from these services and one guest are available at a discounted rate. To order tickets please call the Box Office at 908-737-SHOW.

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