New Play-Reading Festival


The Growing Stage Proudly Presents

Our 5th Annual New Play-Reading Festival

Round 1: November 13-15, 2015

Round 2: February 26-28, 2016

New Plays SUBMISSION INFO below!

Plink and Plunk

About the New Play-Reading Festival:

Did you ever wonder how new plays are chosen for production? Here’s your chance to find out–and, if you wish, participate in the process!

In our New Play-Reading Festival, four brand-new plays for young audiences, chosen from 100 submitted works, will be read by professional and community artists in a casual setting.  Following each reading, the entire family can participate in discussion of the work with our professional team. One of the four plays will be selected to become a fully mounted production in 2016! Bring the family for this unique theatre event!
Currently collecting submissions for the 2015-2016 New Play-Reading Festival– Submission INFO: Click here

 Interested in attending the readings?  Please contact the Box Office at (973) 347-4946 or e-mail: for further info!

We gratefully acknowledge The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation for its support of the 2014 New Play-Reading Festival.

 Past New Play Reading Selections include:
The Book of D (2015 WINNER, 2016 Main Stage Production) by Cody Daigle-Oriens
And Then Came Tango (2014 WINNER, 2015 Main Stage Production) by Emily Freeman
The Secret Life of Hubie Hartzel  (2013 WINNER, 2014 Main Stage Production) by Susan Rowan Masters
City of Ember (2013) by Merissa Stewart
What We Lost Along the Way (2013) by Corrine Esme Glanville
Julie of the Wolves (2013) by Brian Guehring
With Two Wings (2012 WINNER, 2013 Main Stage Production) by Anne Negri
Lizzie Bright and Buckminster Boy (2012) by Joan Cushing
Convivencia (2012) by R. N. Sandberg
Theatre For Your Mother – The Little Red Riding Hood Show (2012) by Russell Davis