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
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.
Under the umbrella of the Premiere Stages Play Festival, Premiere produces a biannual commissioning program for New Jersey playwrights entitled Liberty Live. Liberty Live is a unique partnership with the Liberty Hall Museum that features a production of a new play that celebrates New Jersey history. Tours of the Museum, interactive displays, workshops for children, and talk-backs with local historians are also included as part of the final project. For further details on Liberty Live, 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.
If you are interested in receiving email updates about all upcoming submission opportunities, click here.
For any questions regarding submissions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.