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Tax-deductible donations are accepted online, via phone, and by check


Whether it’s making a playwright’s dreams come true, introducing a child to the power of storytelling, or launching the career of an emerging theatre artist, your contribution ensures that Premiere Stages can touch more hearts and minds through the magic of theatre. Ways of giving are outlined below. 





Play Festival

Play Development

Your gift to the Premiere Play Festival will support new play development in New Jersey and the greater metropolitan area. In just fifteen seasons, Premiere has developed and produced over 65 new plays by more than 55 playwrights at various stages of their careers through our annual Premiere Play Festival competition and new play 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


Your gift to the Premiere Play Factory will give 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 enhance academic curricula, teach creative expression, and preserve memories through storytelling. Contributions also make it possible to offer affordable productions specifically for young audiences and discounted tickets for students to our mainstage performances.



Premiere Artists


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.

Ways to Give


Give online: Click here to make a tax-deductible donation online now


Give by phone: Call Nick Gandiello at 908-737-4081 with credit card information handy.


Give by mail: Checks can be made out to "Premiere Stages" and mailed to Premiere Stages at Kean University, Hutchinson Hall, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083


Corporate Matching Gift Programs: If you work for a company with a Matching Gift Program, you can increase the impact of your gift by completing the form supplied by your Human Resources department and sending it to Premiere Stages along with your gift.



For further details about supporting Premiere Stages, various donor benefits, or joining the Ambassador Committee, please contact us at 908-737-4092.



Please note that donations accepted via our ticketing service, Vendini, are not currently tax-deductible. We are working with the ticketing company to make this possible in the future.