Unexpected Stage Company (unexpectedstage.org) is a nonprofit professional theater company that dedicates itself to exploring the intimacies and intricacies of the human experience. The Helen Hayes Award-nominated organization produces plays at affordable prices.

Headquartered: Montgomery County

Serves: Montgomery County and surrounding counties

What a donation buys:

  • $250 provides costumes for a full cast.
  • $1,000 covers set materials needed to bring a play to life.
  • $10,000 pays actors, a stage manager and designers for the complete run of a production.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • One day: Assist as an usher or in the box office for a performance.
  • Weekly or long-term: Be an assistant stage manager, set builder or graphic designer.