Teaching artist Lauren Moran Mills with young child at a theatre workshop
Actors in a reading of a new play
Children enjoying a performance at the Stages Festival
Healing Voices: Caregivers Stories Onstage at George Street Playhouse
Healing Voices: Caregivers Stories Onstage at Premiere Stages
The 2020 Stages Festival features over 80 free and low-cost events in 14 of the state's 21 counties. From readings of new plays to touring children's shows, participatory workshops to community discussions, the Stages Festival offers something for everyone!
The Stages Festival is a state-wide spring festival of free and low-cost theatre events for all ages including performances, classes, workshops, and play readings. The Stages Festival is designed to showcase the diversity and excellence of New Jersey theatre, to break down barriers of cost and access, and to introduce new audiences to the work of our member theatres.
Stages Festival events are produced by our professional member theatres during the months of March, April, and May each year. Events may take place at the theatres, or out in the community at locations such as libraries, senior centers, outdoor venues, and more. New Jersey Theatre Alliance curates the offerings, promotes and markets the festival, and provides funding directly to member theatres to support and subsidize their events. In addition, the Alliance produces or co-produces Stages events including panel discussions, NJPAC Stage Exchange Play Readings, and Healing Voices: Caregivers’ Stories on Stage. The Stages Festival has reached over 220,000 audience members since its inception in 1997.
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