ARTSFAIRFAX presented its 2019 Emerging Arts Award at its eighth Arts Awards event on October 18, 2019. The award was given to the professional, black box NextStop Theatre Company.
The ARTSFAIRFAX Arts Awards program has become one of the region’s premier arts and business events recognizing “visionary contributions that the arts bring to Fairfax County as well as the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church.”
As noted on the ARTSFAIRFAX website, its mission is to be “the voice of the arts, dedicated to fostering dynamic and diverse local arts, ensuring that arts thrive by providing vision, leadership, capacity building services, advocacy, funding, education, and information.”
In accepting the award, Evan Hoffmann, NextStop Producing Artistic Director told DC Theater Arts, “NextStop is so honored to receive this award from ARTSFAIRFAX. The last six and a half years have been a whirlwind for us as we have worked to bring the best of theater to the Herndon and greater Fairfax County community. We hope this award can just help signal to more people that amazing arts is happening all around them!”
For more about the history of NextStop Theatre, an earlier interview with DC Theater Arts is here. NextStop Theatre has also been named “one of the best” small nonprofits in the DC Metro Area in 2019 by the Catalogue for Philanthropy.
NextStop Theatre performs in its venue at 269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon, Virginia located in the Dulles Corridor of Northern Virginia.