Director of Multiple NextStop Productions Takes On Management Role
Herndon, VA / Washington, D.C. – NextStop Theatre has announced the appointment of Megan Behm as Deputy Managing Director. Behm will help support the leadership of this award-winning company in several capacities including marketing, development and administration. She will serve as Acting Managing Director while Managing Director Abigail Fine is on maternity leave this winter.
“We went through a very competitive selection process to find the third member of NextStop’s leadership team, and Megan Behm rose to the top,” said Fine. “She brings a deep understanding of NextStop and the greater theatre community, plus advanced skills in marketing and communications. We are confident that Megan will be an asset in NextStop’s continued growth.”
Behm grew up not far from NextStop Theatre in nearby Great Falls and brings ten years of professional theatre experience to the role as well as over five years of marketing experience. As an administrator, she most recently served as the Director of Marketing and Communications for Mosaic Theater Company in Washington, DC. She directed the award-winning 45 Plays for 45 Presidents for NextStop, as well as the recent production of Pride and Prejudice. Behm has also directed acclaimed productions at Avant Bard Theatre, The Welders, the Virginia Shakespeare Festival, and many other local theatres. She has studied business management at the College of William and Mary and the University of Maryland.
“This is a thrilling opportunity for me,” said Behm. “NextStop has been such a supportive artistic home for me the past few years, and I am honored to join Evan and Abigail in promoting and furthering the exciting work happening here in Fairfax County.”
Fine added: “Megan is a rising star in DC theatre, and we are fortunate to have her on the NextStop team.”
About NextStop Theatre Company:
NextStop Theatre Company is an award-winning professional black box theatre moments away from Reston Town Center, Historic Downtown Herndon, Dulles Airport, and the upcoming Herndon Silver Line Metro Station. The company has established a strong regional reputation for producing critically acclaimed productions and educational programs, while showcasing a wide array of local talent and arts relevant to the community.
NextStop Theatre is made possible in part by generous support from The Town of Herndon, The Ruth & Hal Launders Charitable Trust, The Nelson J. & Katherine Friant Post Foundation, ARTSFAIRFAX, The Virginia Commission for the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, and NextStop’s loyal patron donors.