New Jersey's foremost supporter of new play development

Premiere Stages Play Festival 2023 submissions open on September 1, 2022!

Premiere’s flagship new play program is a regional competition that develops up to five exciting new plays each year. One play is later fully produced and another is workshopped to further hone the script. The Festival has supported the work of artists like Dominique Morisseau, Keith Josef Adkins, Rogelio Martinez, Vincent Delaney, Tammy Ryan, and many more

Submissions for Play Festival 2023

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Submission Opportunities

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Commissions

Premiere Stages will be accepting proposals for the 2023/24 Liberty Live Commission on October 1, 2022.

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Bauer Boucher Playwriting Award

The Bauer Boucher Playwriting Awards, created in 2014 with generous support by Premiere Stages supporters W. John Bauer and Nancy Boucher, recognize the work of one Kean student and one Kean alumnus each year.

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Playwrights Welcome

Playwrights Welcome is a program created to provide free access to theatre for theatre writers around the country. Developed for the Dramatists Guild of America members, the national ticketing initiative was created by Samuel French, a Concord Theatricals company, along with input from other publishing and licensing houses. For more information on this national program, please click here.

To receive a ticket through Playwrights Welcome, please email the box office 24-48 hours before the performance at ticket@kean.edu. Writers must present their Dramatists Guild membership card when requesting a ticket.

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