2022 Premiere Play Festival Semi-Finalists.
The Play Festival panel and literary staff reviewed 655 submissions before choosing the 35 Semi-Finalists. From those 35 Semi-Finalists, four Finalists will be chosen in early April for public readings.
“After a two-year hiatus, we couldn't be more pleased with the level of submissions to the 2022 Play Festival”, stated Producing Artistic Director John J. Wooten. “It is encouraging to see such an immense wealth of talent in the playwriting community as we again prepare for a full season of plays and events.”
35 SEMI-FINALISTS FOR THE 2022 PREMIERE PLAY FESTIVAL
I GOT YOU by Suzanne Bradbeer
THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS ARE GONNA KILL YOU by Amara Brady
SATELLITES by Erin Breznitsky
DUPE by Adrienne Dawes
HOMESICK, OR SACRED HETEROSEXUAL SPACES by Ryan Drake
LANDSCAPE by Emma Durbin
SPEAK FREELY by Andrea Fiest Stein
CATARACT by Dominic Finocchiaro
CLASSIC SIX by Leigh Flayton
IF NOBODY DOES REMARKABLE THINGS by Emma Gibson
THE ONE, PERCY ENT by Tariq Hamami
THE FLOWER AND THE FURY by Alexa Jordan
RAVAGE by Nina Ki
EELPOUT by Paul Kruse
WYRD by Mat Minnicino
THE SAVIOR AND THE QUEEN OF URUK by Michael Monroe
LILITH: MARIA by Laura Neill
JUGGERNAUT by Ciara Ni Chuirc
A HOME WHAT HOWLS (OR THE HOUSE WHAT WAS RAVINE) by Matthew Paul Olmos
THE GIFT OF BS by Dave Osmundsen
THE DUST by Brian Otaño
STAY SAFE by Stav Palti-Negev
THE VARIETIES OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE by Brendan Pelsue
BLACK DOVES by Reynaldo Piniella
THE AGENCY by Lia Romeo
TAKE MY HAND AND WAVE GOODBYE by Tammy Ryan
DIASPORA! by Phaedra Michelle Scott
I LOVE TELEVISION by Matthew Stephen Smith
JOSEPH COOK by Jeff Talbott
THE BUZZER by Chandra Thomas
ASHLAND: A SHAKESPEARE PLAY by Melissa Toomey
LAWS OF THE UNIVERSE by Suzanne Trauth
HALF OF CHOPSTICKS by Stephanie Kyung Sun Walters
JAY AND THE CONTEST by Matt Webster
In the seventeen seasons since its founding, the Premiere Play Festival has received over 6,500 submissions and developed more than eighty plays. Multiple plays produced at Premiere have been honored by the American Theatre Critics Association, selected for agency representation, and/or been published by Concord, Dramatists Play Service, Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts, and Broadway Play Publishing. A number of Play Festival winners and finalists have subsequently been produced in New York, internationally and at regional theatres across the country.
Premiere Stages offers affordable prices, air-conditioned facilities and free parking close to the theatre. Premiere Stages also provides free or discounted tickets to patrons with disabilities. All Premiere Stages facilities are fully accessible spaces, and companion seating is available for patrons with disabilities. Assistive listening devices and large print programs are available at all times; publications in alternate formats are available with advance notice. Please call 908-737-4077 for a list of sign-interpreted, audio-described or open-captioned performances. For more information, please visit Premiere Stages online at www.premierestagesatkean.com.
The 2022 Play Festival Spring Readings will be produced in part by Carole Shaffer-Koros and Robert Koros. Premiere Stages is also 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, 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 www.JerseyArts.com for more information about other arts programming happening around the Garden State.
Premiere Stages is committed to producing topical plays and interactive programs that reflect people of all ethnic and racial backgrounds, national origins, nationalities, ancestry, religious groups, gender expression or identities, sexual orientation, political beliefs, ages, abilities and disabilities.
ABOUT PREMIERE STAGES
Created in 2004, Premiere Stages is the professional Equity theatre in residence at Kean University. Through its unique partnership with Kean, Premiere’s play development programs, educational initiatives, and professional development opportunities actively embrace the university's academic curriculum while expanding the scope, accessibility, and prestige of the professional programming on campus. For more information, please visit Premiere Stages online at premierestagesatkean.com
ABOUT KEAN UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1855, Kean University is one of the largest metropolitan institutions of higher education in the region, with a richly diverse student, faculty and staff population. Kean continues to play a key role in the training of teachers and is a hub of educational, technological and cultural enrichment serving more than 16,000 students. The University’s six undergraduate colleges offer more than 50 undergraduate degrees over a full range of academic subjects. The Nathan Weiss Graduate College offers six doctoral degree programs and more than 80 options for graduate study leading to master’s degrees, professional diplomas or certifications. With campuses in Union, Toms River, Jefferson and Manahawkin, New Jersey, and Wenzhou, China, Kean University furthers its mission by providing an affordable and accessible world-class education. Visit kean.edu