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Kean University is dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of our campus community. Learn more about the University’s health and safety protocols designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Premiere Stages is committed to serving the cultural needs of northern and central New Jersey through the development and production of high-quality Equity theatre premieres, professional development and educational initiatives for the local and campus communities, and the support and cultivation of emerging playwrights and theatre artists. As the professional theatre company in residence at Kean University, Premiere Stages actively engages and enhances the specialized training programs at Kean, while embracing and serving a culturally diverse audience, underserved local youth, and a broad pool of gifted regionally-based artists.

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Premiere Spring Reading Series

Play Festival Finalists (Staged Readings)
at Liberty Hall Museum Tent

APRIL 21-24, 2022

Announcing the four finalists of the 2022 Premiere Play Festival, selected from 655 submissions.

The Gift of BS
by Dave Osmundsen
Classic Six
by Leigh Flayton
a home what howls (or the house what was ravine)
by Matthew Paul Olmos
by Erin Breznitsky


  • 7 PM - Thursday, April 21
  • 7 PM - Friday, April 22
  • 7 PM - Saturday, April 23
  • 5 PM - Sunday, April 24

FREE - registration required

The Liberty Hall Museum Tent

“Without organizations like Premiere Stages, new playwrights who bring fresh perspectives and ideas to the art form would rarely have their work see the light of day - much less get an opportunity to have fully staged, Equity production ...”

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation