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Each year New Jersey caregivers are invited to submit all forms of creative writing, including prose, poetry, and theatrical pieces that reflect the theme of caregiving or the personal healing experience. Selected pieces are woven together by professional theatre artists into an evening of readings celebrating, exploring, and bearing witness to the caregiving experience. 

This program is open to both professional caregivers and family caregivers. Short works of prose, poetry, and theatre are welcomed. All entries must be original works and must not have previously been published. All pieces should reflect the theme of caregiving, in whatever way resonates with the writer. Pieces that explore the personal healing experience are also considered.

The 2024 Healing Voices Performances will take place in the Spring on the following dates:

April 28, 3pm – Premiere Stages, Union, NJ

May 5, 1-2:30pm – McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton, NJ


Interested in submitting your writing to Healing Voices?

Submit Here by January 31, 2024

Please Note: Submissions are collected via a Google Form. If you are not currently logged into a Google account, the form may prompt you to do so before completing it.

What Participants are Saying…

“I was blown away by the workshop and the wonderful heartfelt stories everyone shared.”

“I had a really great time. Way out of my comfort zone. It was wonderful to be a part of it. Thank you for allowing me to be my most vulnerable.”

“The performances and pieces were all so thoughtfully curated and performed. I was really touched by everyone’s work as well as the talkback after.”

“Being a part of the performance, I was so impressed at how all the actors, other scriptwriters, and production cast and crew made this an awesome experience.”

“Having a forum like Healing Voices is wonderful for caregivers to feel free enough to express themselves and inform others about the experience of caregiving – in all its glory and pain.”

“It was incredibly meaningful to hear from the other playwrights about their experiences and to hear all the stories woven together. It was a powerful evening of theatre!”

“I got valuable things out of participating for myself and my writing. But more than that, it was most valuable to be in association with such talented writers and thinkers. Plus, the benefit of theater professionals who wisely guided the whole experience.”

“Thanks for an enriching, humanizing evening.”

“Thank you for the opportunity and acknowledgment of my work. It means so much to me.”

“It was a pleasure to be involved in the Healing Voices performance and to hear the stories from the wonderful writers, and heroic caregivers.”