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The * denotes readings that received full productions.
The ^ denotes readings that received workshop productions.

Las Cruces by Vincent Delaney*
The Blameless
by Nick Gandiello
What I Tell You in the Dark
by Keelay Gipson
Three Rules for the Dragon
by Jeff Talbott^

Winner of the 2016 Bauer/Boucher Prize: Onyx Falling by Emily Conklin (Reading)


The People Before the Park by Keith Josef Adkins*
Great Kills by Kate Cortesi^
Redeemed by Keli Goff
Halftime with Don by Ken Weitzman


Winner of the 2015 Bauer/Boucher Prize: Letting Go by Sahirah Johnson (Reading) www.linkschool.org/2015/link-teacher-receives-prestigious-theater-award

Festival Alumni Reading in partnership with the Austrian Consulate in NYC: The Marquis Flight by Frederic Morton www.acfny.org/event/the-marquis-flight-by-frederic-morton

The Ansel Intimacy by Vincent Delaney^
Ugly Lies the Bone by Lindsey Ferrentino
Sunrise Highway by Nick Gandiello
Janice Underwater by Tom Matthew Wolfe*


Winner of the 2014 Bauer/Boucher Prize: The One, Percy Ent by Tariq Hamami (Reading) patch.com/new-jersey/cranford/free-reading-of-the-one-percy-ent

Festival Alumni Reading: Soldier’s Heart by Tammy Ryan (at New Georges, NYC) www.nj.com/suburbannews/index.ssf/2014/01/premiere_stages_at_kean_univer_10.html

Ontario Was Here by Darren Canady^
The Beautiful Dark by Erik Gernand*
Brownsville Song by Kimber Lee
Soldier’s Heart by Tammy Ryan (was produced here in 2014)

Tamarack House by Mike Dowling^
Handicapped People in Their Formal Attire by Kathryn Grant*
Alexandria by Alex Lewin
Cocktail Time in Havana by Rogelio Martinez


Festival Special Presentation in partnership with the National Science Foundation: iDream by Suzanne and Eileen Trauth (Staged Reading) vimeo.com/57164615

Festival Special Presentation: The Commandant by Frederic Morton (Reading) www.theatermania.com/north-jersey-theater/tmu/02-2012/richard-dreyfuss-set-for-kean-universitys-premiere_50086.html

Egyptian Song by James Christy^
Transit by Kait Kerrigan
Floodplains by Gabe McKinley
Follow Me to Nellie’s by Dominique Morisseau*


The Jag by Gino DiIorio^
The Good Counselor by Kathryn Grant*
The Morini Strad by Willy Holtzman


Any Other Name by George Brant*
Visiting Hours by David Caudle
Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods by Tammy Ryan^ (full production in 2010)

A View of the Harbor by Richard Dresser
The Big Tent by Glen Merzer^
Madison by Guillermo Reyes*


ODD by Hal Corley*
Green Man by Jim Knable^
Carve by Molly Smith Metzler

Where the Sun Never Sets by Bob Clyman^
Expats by Heather Lynn MacDonald
Dark Part of the Forest by Tammy Ryan*

Owed to My First Love by Susan Barsky*
Opus by Michael Hollinger^
Africa by Mayo Simon