Supporting new plays by emerging writers throughout their development process: from conception to world premiere.
Liberty Live Commission 2019-2020
From June 15, 2018 to September 1, 2018, Premiere Stages accepted proposals for plays from New Jersey playwrights that explored a historical event or events that provide compelling ideas for dramatic storytelling. Joe Sutton has been selected as the recipient of the 2019-20 Liberty Live Commission. His play will focus on Paul Robeson and takes place in the weeks leading up to his valedictory address at Rutgers University.
NJPAC Stage Exchange
Premiere Stages partnered with the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) to support the NJPAC Stage Exchange, a program connecting New Jersey writers to theaters in their state for the creation of original dramatic work. Premiere Stages’ Stage Exchange commission was Brick City by Nicole Pandolfo, which explored the choices two teenagers face at an underfunded public high school in Newark.