Tuesday, March 5, 2013



Come help Premiere Stages decide which plays will be part of our 2013 summer season!

Featuring interactive readings of four of the region's most promising new plays, the Spring Readings are presented with support from the New Jersey Theatre Alliance's Stages Festival.

Premiere Stages presents four exciting readings of new plays for the 2013 Premiere Stages Play Festival. Two of these finalists, chosen from over 400 submissions, will be selected for continued development over the summer. Audience response is a valuable tool and a talkback with the playwright follows each reading.

WHERE: Kean University Center Little Theatre, 1000 Morris Ave., Union
To reserve seats or for more information, call 908.737.4092 or e-mail premiere@kean.edu

Brownsville Song
by Kimber Lee
WHEN: Thursday, March 14th at 7:30 PM
In the aftermath of a shooting, a Brooklyn family struggles to find peace. Time moves in scattered rhythms, pivoting unpredictably between before and after, as they each stumble through grief, find each other, and fight their way toward hope.

Soldier’s Heart
by Tammy Ryan
WHEN: Friday, March 15th at 7:30 PM

An American soldier leaves her son behind to defend the country she loves. When her commanding officer becomes her assailant, she returns home to face her greatest test, bringing back more than she bargained for.

Ontario Was Here
by Darren Canady
WHEN: Saturday, March 16th at 7:30 PM
Nathan and Penni are two bright Kansas City social workers who give their all for the children they serve, determined to make a difference. When a case blurs the lines between romance, work, and friendship, their dreams of changing the world are put to the test.

The Beautiful Dark
by Erik Gernand
WHEN: Sunday, March 17th at 3 PM
A woman's life is turned upside down when she suspects that her teenage son may be planning an attack on a school. Is her son capable of the unthinkable? And can she stop him before it’s too late? The Beautiful Dark provides a moving and thought-provoking approach to a subject that haunts the American psyche.

Part of the 2013 New Jersey Theatre Alliance's Stages Festival

For further information on the Stages Festival or the New Jersey Theatre Alliance please visit: www.njtheatrealliance.org and www.stagesfestival.org. <br />

For further information on the Stages Festival or the New Jersey Theatre Alliance please visit: www.njtheatrealliance.org and www.stagesfestival.org.

From the Page to the Stage
WHEN: Saturday,
March 9th at 3:30 PM
WHERE: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, One Center Street, Newark
For ages 16 and up.
Admission is FREE
Reservations: http://artsed.njpac.org/

A Playwriting workshop designed for aspiring playwrights of all experience levels, this workshop will detail the journey of a new play from concept to execution, submission and, hopefully, production. Led by professional playwrights, the workshop will feature a discussion of the submission process, advice on moving your play from the page to the stage, as well as writing exercises.