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Kean Stage
Kean University

Lianne Kressin, Andrea Bianchi, and Ralph Saro in Premiere Stages 2009 Play Festival Winner Madison by Guillermo Reyes


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