Friday, August 6, 2021


Welcome Back!

Premiere Stages is
proud to announce its

Fall 2021 season

Artwork for Year One a play by Erik Gernand. A pair of black boots stand next to a growing sapling

September 9-26

Year One

Full production

Written by Erik Gernand

Directed by John J. Wooten

In Year One, a populist’s rise to power exacerbates mounting political and social divisions. When Anna’s brother Max arrives unexpectedly, harboring a dangerous secret, the family matriarch is forced to choose between embracing a radical new country or saving those she loves.

2020/2021 Play Festival Finalist


Artwork for Certain Aspects of Conflict in the Negro Family a play by Tylie Shider. The image of a 70s-inspired abstract guitar in shades of orange, purple and green against a yellow background.

October 29-31

Certain Aspects of Conflict in the Negro Family

Staged Reading

Written by Tylie Shider

Directed by Othell J Miller

Certain Aspects of Conflict in the Negro Family explores a family’s internal divisions in response to the 1967 Plainfield, New Jersey riots. As tensions reach an all-time high between Newark residents and police, racial and civil unrest begins spilling into surrounding communities. Clif and Peach moved their family to Plainfield for the promise of a better future, but as the riots begin, the family contemplates a return to the South.

2021/2022 Liberty Live Commision

This event will be produced under Premiere Stages’s AEA production contract.


Safety Protocols

As Premiere Stages moves toward welcoming you back to our theatres, the following safety measures will be in place to keep you and our staff safe and healthy.



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Premiere Stages Premiere Stages is made possible in part through funding from W. John Bauer and Nancy Boucher, The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The Dubose and Dorothy Heyward Foundation, The Northfield Bank Foundation, The Hyde and Watson Foundation, The Union Foundation, E.J. Grassmann Trust, Carol Shaffer-Koros and Robert Koros, The New Jersey Theatre Alliance, Investors Foundation, The Union County HEART Grant and through the generous support of individual patrons and local organizations. Discover Jersey Arts is our marketing partner. Visit for more information about other arts programming happening around the Garden State.

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