The Castaways Theatre is a non-profit community theater organization, as such there is no pay involved. 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. Castaways is a member of the Prince William Arts Council, Prince William Chamber of Commerce, NVTA (formerly the Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance) and WATCH (Washington Area Theatre Community Honors). Partial funding has been provided by Prince William County.
Our mission is to provide quality live theatrical performances to our community members and visitors while involving those same community members in the theatrical arts through education, participation, and enlightenment.
The Castaways actively seek out opportunities to return 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 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 British Embassy’s Ruby Griffith Awards Competition as well as enter one or two works in the Northern Virginia Theater Alliance (NVTA) One-Act Festival annually.