NextStop Theatre Receives Helen Hayes Nominations

NextStop Theatre Receives Helen Hayes Nominations

Caroline Stefanie Clay in ‘Gidion's Knot.’

Caroline Stefanie Clay in ‘Gidion's Knot.’ Photo by Melissa Blackall Photography


Evan Hoffmann, NextStop Theatre artistic director.

Herndon's NextStop Theatre received two Helen Hayes Award nominations presented by theatre Washington for outstanding achievement in professional theatre in the Washington metropolitan area. NextStop Theatre was nominated for Helen Hayes Awards for co-productions with Forum Theatre Company and with Faction of Fools Theatre Company.

“We were so honored to work with Forum Theatre and Faction of Fools last year,” said NextStop Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Evan Hoffmann. “To receive these unprecedented nominations for our collaborations is even more rewarding than we could have ever hoped for.”

NextStop is a professional, nonprofit theatre company making its home in Fairfax County. The company performs at 269 Sunset Drive, Herndon. Information is at:

The awards are named after Helen Hayes, the legendary First Lady of the American Theatre. Nominated artists and companies exemplify the excellence found on Washington area stages. For over thirty years, the Helen Hayes Awards have celebrated outstanding achievement. There are over 80 professional theatres throughout the Washington metropolitan area. The Helen Hayes Awards will be presented at a Gala event on April 6, 2015.

The NextStop nominations were for:

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play

Caroline Stefanie Clay - "Gidion's Knot" (a joint production with Forum Theatre)

Outstanding Production, Theatre for Young Audiences (a joint production with Faction of Fools Theatre Company) -- "Pinocchio!"

--David Siegel