The Castaways Repertory Theatre is a non-profit Community Theatre that performs in Woodbridge, Virginia. The membership consists of volunteers from all over the area and all walks of life who come together to provide quality live theatre to the community.
The Castaways were formed in 1981 and continue to give award-winning performances, involving themselves with the community, and enjoy coming together to produce a show.
Our mission is to provide quality live theatrical performances to the members and visitors of our community while involving those same community members in the theatrical arts through education, participation, and enlightenment.
We perform three feature plays a season and send annual entries to the Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance One-Act Play Festival. For several years we have performed musicals as our spring productions and have joined with, and sponsor the Youth Theater and Homeschool Theatre Troupe with recent summer or fall productions such as Pride and Prejudice, The Great Gatsby, and Oliver Twist. We have performed at our “Mainstage”, the Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building auditorium, 15941 Donald Curtis Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22191 since 1996.
We perform on request for various groups in the community.
Benefits & Community Outreach
The Castaways actively seek out opportunities to returns as our spring productions to the community what they have gained from it. We organize and perform fund-raisers for local charities, sponsor and assist senior citizen acting groups, participate in local parades, and perform senior readings over the holidays. We partner with local area high schools to provide mentoring and experience to the theatre students.
We provide technical assistance and equipment to other groups and programs seeking to produce performances as well as provide training to our members. We actively seek and consider original works for our feature and one-act productions.
We are a founding member of the Washington Area Community Theatre Honors (WATCH) awards competition and send adjudicators to all areas of Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. to view and judge community theatre productions. We also participate annually in the annual NVTA One-Act Festival by entering one or two works and we have participated in the British Embassy’s Ruby Griffith Awards Competition.
Date published: July 29, 2016