Mission

NextStop Theatre Company is a professional, not-for-profit theatre company whose goal is to introduce theatrical performances and educational programs that are uniquely ambitious, intimate, and accessible both to and in the Northern Virginia/Dulles Corridor community.

Vision

In 2018, NextStop Theatre Company has become the premier professional theatre company of the Dulles Region and a respected member of the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area theatre community. We produce high quality productions and programs that have fostered a continually expanding audience base, an ever-deepening pool of artists, and numerous awards and accolades from both critics and our colleagues. Our artistic achievements and dedication to financial stability have enabled us to expand our administrative staff, as well as provide greater financial and artistic support for emerging and established actors, directors, designers, playwrights and technicians in the area. With each day, we are adding positivity and creativity to our community through theatre.

Values

Community

While we seek to grow and improve our organization – as well as our social and geographical reach – our commitment and ties to Northern Virginia will always remain a vital aspect of our mission and identity.

Collaboration

We believe that great theatre is best cultivated in the meaningful convergence of ideas and perspectives amongst director, actor, writer, designer, and audience. We strive to cultivate and protect an environment of collaboration within our organization, as well as seek opportunities to work cooperatively with others.

Entertainment

We believe in the awesome potential that theatre has to motivate, educate, inspire (and even incite) an audience.  However, we also believe that these objectives can only be realized by first engaging an audience through compelling stories and rich characters. Furthermore, we believe that the presentation of such stories and characters is a noble and worthy endeavor all its own.

Variety

We strive to produce and present a wide assortment of theatrical genres and styles. From edgy, new musicals and classic dramas to Shakespearean histories and slapstick comedies, NextStop has it all. In theatre, as in life, we believe that variety fosters a more interesting and vibrant whole while enabling a deeper appreciation of each part.