Whether it’s making a playwright’s dreams come true, introducing a child to the power of storytelling, or launching the career of an emerging theatre artist, your contribution ensures that Premiere Stages can touch more hearts and minds through the magic of theatre. Ways of giving are outlined below.
Our Play Development
Your gift to the Premiere Play Festival will support new play development in New Jersey and the greater metropolitan area. In just fifteen seasons, Premiere has developed and produced over 65 new plays by more than 55 playwrights at various stages of their careers through our annual Premiere Play Festival competition and new play commissions. Plays developed at Premiere have gone on to be published, win awards, and receive subsequent productions at prominent theatres across the country.
Your gift to Premiere Artists will support the next generation of theatre artists through professional development opportunities, including our summer internship program, the Kean Actors Showcase, and masterclasses with industry professionals. Through these programs, young professionals are able to earn credit toward union affiliation in Actors’ Equity Association.
Your gift to the Premiere Play Factory will give students of all ages access to the arts through in-school and after-school residencies, community workshops, and our summer theatre camp. Our programs are designed to enhance academic curricula, teach creative expression, and preserve memories through storytelling. Contributions also make it possible to offer affordable productions specifically for young audiences and discounted tickets for students to our mainstage performances.
Ways to Give
Premiere Stages donors receive perks including invitations to exclusive parties and events, reserved seats, and recognition in our playbills.
Visit the Kean Foundation to make your tax-deductible donation online today!
Give by Phone
Call Christina Hoffman at (908) 737-4077 with credit card information handy. Please know that we do not accept American Express.
Give by Mail
Checks can be made out to Premiere Stages and mailed to:
Premiere Stages at Kean University
1000 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083.
Corporate Matching Gift Programs
If you work for a company with a Matching Gift Program, you can increase the impact of your gift by completing the form supplied by your Human Resources department and sending it to Premiere Stages along with your gift.
Also, please note that donations accepted via our ticketing system, AudienceView, are not tax-deductible. We are working with the company to make this possible in the future.