Support Us - Premiere Stages
Premiere Stages programming would not be possible without the generous support of our patrons and foundational sponsors. Whether it’s helping to make a playwright’s dreams come true, introducing a child to the magic of theatre, or launching the career of an aspiring theatre artist, your contribution ensures that Premiere Stages will remain New Jersey’s foremost supporters of new play development.
PLAY FESTIVAL (PLAY DEVELOPMENT)
Your gift to the Play Festival will support new play development right here in New Jersey and the greater metropolitan area. In just thirteen seasons, Premiere has developed and produced over 60 new plays by more than 55 playwrights at various stages of their professional careers through our annual Play Festival competition and various commissions. Plays developed at Premiere have gone on to be published, win awards, and receive subsequent productions at prominent theatres across the country.
PLAY FACTORY (EDUCATION)
Your gift to the Play Factory will give hundreds of 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 introduce students to theatre, enhance academic curricula through playwriting, teach creative expression to community groups, and preserve memories through storytelling workshops for senior citizens. Contributions also make it possible to offer affordable productions specifically for young audiences and discounted tickets for students to our mainstage performances.
PREMIERE ARTISTS (TRAINING)
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.
Premiere Stages donors receive perks including invitations to exclusive parties and events, reserved seats, and recognition in our playbills.
Because of patrons like you, our programming is accessible to a diverse community and each initiative truly makes a difference. Thank you! For further details about supporting Premiere Stages, our various inner circle benefits, joining the Ambassador Committee, or our annual Benefit, please contact us at 908-737-4092.