Thursday, March 1, 2012


Annual Premiere Play Festival Readings!

Four plays, selected from a record 400 submissions to the Premiere Stages Play Festival, are given professional readings and will be considered for expanded development as part of Premiere Stages' 2012 season. Evaluation forms will be distributed and patrons are encouraged to participate in post-reading dialogues with the writers.

The readings provide a unique opportunity to see four plays in a developmental forum, make suggestions and recommendations to the playwrights, and help support the creation of new works for the stage.

Your feedback will be considered seriously as we choose the winner for a full production in July. Be a part of the process!

The Premiere Play Festival Readings will take place on March 15, 16 and 17 at 7:30 PM and March 18 at 3:00 PM. Finalists will be announced by March 1st. Stayed tuned for more details!


Playwriting Workshop For High School Students

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As part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance Stages Festival, Premiere Stages will host a workshop in conjunction with the annual Premiere Play Festival Readings. Open to high school students, the workshop will focus on the craft of playwriting, specifically creating a new work for the stage and be lead by one or more of the finalist playwrights. Students who attend are encouraged to return on the weekend to participate in the readings and the interactive Q & A's with the playwrights. In addition, participating students will be offered free admission to the production of the Play Festival Winner in July as well as a backstage tour. Participants will experience the entire process of developing a play from initial reading to full production.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 14, from 5 –7 PM
WHERE: Kean University Center Little Theatre, 1000 Morris Ave., Union
Call 908-737-4092 for information or to RSVP for the readings and workshop or e-mail


Get Ready for the 2012 Editions of Camp Premiere!

Premiere Stages is excited to announce that registration will begin on March 1, 2012, for Premiere Stages' two summer theatre camps. “Let’s Put on a Show” (tailored for middle school students) and “Taking the Stage” (tailored for high school students) are the perfect summer arts activities for creative students interested in theatre. Premiere is proud to offer collaborative environments that allow campers to explore different acting and storytelling techniques and learn first-hand from industry professionals.

For more details on Camp Premiere click here or give us a call at 908.737.4092