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Kean University Offers Professional Theatre Camp for Middle School Students

Union, N.J. - Premiere Stages, the professional Actors’ Equity Association theatre company in residence at Kean University, is accepting applications for Camp Premiere, a two-week theatre camp for students ages 11-14 years old.

Campers will work with professional actors, directors and playwrights in a fun, creative and collaborative environment to develop original plays. Camp Premiere will run from July 20 to 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday, on the Kean University Campus in Union, NJ.

Campers will learn the elements of playwriting through innovative, active exercises and games. They’ll also get a chance to see their plays performed by professional actors during a final showcase.

The total cost for participating campers is $295. Scholarships are available. For more information or to request an application, please contact Erica Nagel, Producing Associate at or 908-737-4092. Interested students should submit a completed registration form, along with a short "camp expectations" paragraph statement and a $25 check made out to Premiere Stages at Kean University. The $25 fee will serve as a deposit and ensure inclusion in the camp. Mail the application and deposit to Erica Nagel, Producing Associate, Premiere Stages, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ, 07083.

More information about Camp Premiere is available online at

Premiere Stages is made possible in part through funding from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, American Airlines, and through the generous support of patrons. Premiere Stages offers free or discounted tickets to handicapped patrons. Please call for a list of sign-interpreted, audio-described or open-captioned performances offered by Premiere Stages.