What we do


Premiere Stages is the professional Equity theatre in residence at Kean University, committed to serving the cultural needs of northern and central New Jersey regions and the Kean campus community.


Our mission


Who we are


Meet John J. Wooten, Heather Kelley, Courtney Little, and Nicholas Orvis, the staff responsible for all of Premiere's programs and initiatives.




Meet us


Past shows


We have developed and produced over 60 new plays by more than 55 playwrights in just 13 seasons.




Get involved


We are always looking to expand our community of staff, playwrights, artists, sponsors, and volunteers!


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The People Before the Park (2015)




Premiere Stages programming would not be possible without the generous support of our patrons and foundational sponsors.




Janice Underwater (2014)


Contact us


We are reachable online, via phone, and in-person.





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