Healing Voices OnStage: Caregivers' Stories | New Jersey Theatre Alliance

Healing Voices OnStage: Caregivers' Stories

  • Production photos from the 2017 Healing Voices OnStage at The Bickford Theatre in Morristown  Photo by:Jerry Dalia
    Production photos from the 2017 Healing Voices OnStage at The Bickford Theatre in Morristown Photo by:Jerry Dalia
  • Production photos from the 2017 Healing Voices OnStage at The Bickford Theatre in Morristown  Photo by:Jerry Dalia
    Production photos from the 2017 Healing Voices OnStage at The Bickford Theatre in Morristown Photo by:Jerry Dalia
  • Production photos from the 2017 Healing Voices OnStage at The Bickford Theatre in Morristown  Photo by:Jerry Dalia
    Production photos from the 2017 Healing Voices OnStage at The Bickford Theatre in Morristown Photo by:Jerry Dalia
  • Production photos from the 2017 Healing Voices OnStage at The Bickford Theatre in Morristown  Photo by:Jerry Dalia
    Production photos from the 2017 Healing Voices OnStage at The Bickford Theatre in Morristown Photo by:Jerry Dalia

You are invited to submit your Caregiving Story to be woven together with others' stories as part of an original professional theatre experience about the caregiving experience. This program is open to both professional and family caregivers. Short works of prose, poetry, and theatre will be considered. Pieces that explore the personal healing experience will also be considered

Produced in partnership with Writers Theatre of NJ, Premiere Stages at Kean University, The Growing Stage: The Children's Theatre of New Jersey, and George Street Playhouse, Caregivers Stories will culminate with three professional presentations of selected works as part of New Jersey Theatre Alliance's Stages Festival in different venues across the state. 

This program is made possible through a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. 
Additional funding has been provided by Atlantic Health System.

Presentation Dates:

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at The Growing Stage: The Children's Theatre of New Jersey in Netcong at 7:00 pm
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Enlow Hall at Kean University, presented by Writers Theatre and Premiere Stages

Entry Details:

All pieces should reflect the theme of caregiving.

  • Short works of prose, poetry, and theatrical scenes/plays/monologues will be considered.
  • All entries must be typed and may be formatted in any way you like, within the guidelines.
  • Do not include images.
  • All work must be submitted digitally
  • No more than three entries per author.
  • All entries must be original works and must not have been previously published.

Registration Information:

  • This program is open to both professional caregivers and family caregivers. Pieces that explore the personal healing experience will also be considered.
  • All entries must be submitted online through this form.
  • Deadline: All stories must be submitted by Tuesday, January 15, 2019
  • On the form, please indicate which of the three events you would like to be submitted for. If you are submitting to all three, please check off all participating theatres.
  • All four of the theaters will offer workshops specifically to assist writers with the development of their pieces. To participate in a workshop, you must select a specific workshop date/venue on the submission form.  You will be notified in advance with specific information regarding your workshop.

Disclaimer/Rules:

  • Submissions (“the Work”) must be the original work of the participant and previously unpublished.
  • Participants agree to grant the New Jersey Theatre Alliance (NJTA) and its partners permission to edit the work or select a specific section of the Work for presentation.
  • By submitting to Healing Voices, participants grant NJTA a royalty-free license to copy, digitize, distribute, advertise, promote, or otherwise use the Work to promote the event in any media or format (including the internet).
  • Submitting authors represent and warrant that the Work does not infringe the copyright or other intellectual property of any third party.
  • In the event any Work identifies an individual who is not fictional, NJTA may, in its sole discretion, disqualify the Work for the contest.
  • By entering the Work, participants agree to abide by these rules and the decisions of NJTA and its partners and the judges, which are final.