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Premiere Stages at Kean University

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  • Union, NJ
    Premiere Stages is committed to supporting emerging and regional playwrights by developing and producing new plays. Since 2005, the Premiere Play Festival has offered playwrights the opportunity to develop their work in an encouraging, focused environment through discussions, rehearsals, readings, workshops, and Equity productions. Through the Premiere Play Festival, Premiere Stages has developed many plays that have gone on to have successful productions in New York and at regional theatres throughout the country. We strive to facilitate relationships between writers and theatre...
  • Premiere Stages at Kean University is committed to serving the cultural needs of northern and central New Jersey through the development and production of high-quality Equity theatre premieres, professional development and educational initiatives for the local and campus communities, and the support and cultivation of emerging playwrights and theatre artists. As the professional theatre company in residence at Kean University, Premiere Stages actively engages and enhances the specialized training programs at Kean, while embracing and serving a culturally diverse audience, underserved local...
  • As the professional theatre company in residence at Kean University, Premiere Stages actively engages and enhances the specialized training programs at Kean, while embracing and serving a culturally diverse audience, underserved local youth, and a broad pool of gifted regionally-based artists.
  • The Theater Project, ( an award-winning professional theater in Maplewood, NJ, is seeking New York-New Jersey playwrights for its playwrights’ workshop. The group meets monthly to read and discuss works-in-progress. Membership includes access to a monthly reading series (September through May) at the Cranford (NJ) Community Center before a live audience and a yearly one-act festival for new works. For more information visit
  • Linden, NJ
    SAMHIN strives to meet a wide variety of mental health needs of the South Asian Community in the United States. Educate, engage, and empower the South Asian community to promote mental health literacy. Serve as a resource to provide consultation to health care policy makers and health care delivery facilities. Increase collaboration between existing mental health organizations that address specific aspects of mental illness, increase awareness of the existence and roles of these organizations, and decrease fragmentation in services provided to the community. Promote and conduct research on...
  • Newark, NJ
    Unidentified Stages was founded by two sisters from Newark, New Jersey. Both of them being actresses and playwrights (with a few other theatrical talents sprinkled in), they had a dream of fostering a strong theatre community in New Jersey for new theatre artists. Why should New York have all the glory? From workshops, to staged readings, to virtual and staged productions, Unidentified Stages is dedicated to provided a space for new and unique voices.
  • Rahway, NJ
    Governed by a Board of Trustees, the Union County Arts Center Inc. (d.b.a. The Union County Performing Arts Center) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving both the community of Union County and the state of New Jersey. The Union County Performing Arts Center will provide quality programming and performances that strive to be educational, affordable, and enrich the arts within our diverse communities. With four performance spaces (the UCPAC Main Stage, Hamilton Stage at UCPAC, The Fazioli Room, and the Loft at UCPAC) we, as a whole, are dedicated to making Rahway, New Jersey a hub for...
  • Millburn, NJ
    The mission of Paper Mill Playhouse is to enrich, entertain, and inspire our audience and our students as the nation’s premier musical theater. We foster a creative environment for advancing the art form, educating students, and developing future theater lovers, while providing access for all.
  • Newark, NJ
    the Education Law Center (ELC) serves as the leading voice for New Jersey’s public school children and has become one of the most effective advocates for equal educational opportunity and education justice in the United States
  • West Orange, NJ
    Luna Stage develops and produces thought-provoking theatre that gives voice to emerging American playwrights and new life to contemporary and classic plays that speak to our times. As producer, educator and innovator, Luna Stage is committed to collaborating with artists of multiple disciplines and partnering with our community to illuminate the diverse perspectives of our society.
  • Mission: The Vivid Stage professional ensemble of actors builds community with our audience by sharing contemporary, life-affirming stories that challenge, energize and entertain. ​ Core Values At Vivid Stage we are dedicated to the integrity of the artistic process and our belief in the essential goodness of people. Our core values are: Affirmation Collaboration Empathy Honesty Loyalty Playfulness Trust Vision Plan Vivid Stage will be a model of a true ensemble theatre of artists committed to working together on a permanent basis. Vivid Stage will be a place that nurtures artists’...
  • Summit, NJ
    IPEX Theatrical Artists (ITA) is a theatrical literary agency and management company based just outside of New York City, providing representation to authors of original dramatic works and management services to corporate owners of iconic intellectual property (IP) and brands for live stage shows and experiences around the globe.