Unexpected Stage Company

Thank you!

A note from Unexpected Stage’s founders:

It is with a great sense of joy, trepidation, fulfillment and sorrow that we, with the support of our Board of Directors, announce Unexpected Stage Company’s imminent closure. Creating vibrant, conversation-worthy theater has been one of the great triumphs of our lives. Serving the Montgomery County community for 13 years has been worth every ounce of elation and stress, laughter and tears.

We are now turning our sights to different endeavors and goals including, perhaps most importantly for us, our family. As our girls grow up, it is more and more important that we be there for them. It has been a privilege and a dream for us to show our children that in order to be fully functioning parents, we must follow what brings us meaning. We are extremely proud to have been trusted examples. That, along with a theatrical landscape that the pandemic changed in a multitude of ways, has made the decision clear. 

We want to sincerely thank everyone who has supported us over these years: Our patrons, volunteers, staff, advisors, board members, creative teams, artists, production crews, venue hosts, family, and the vast Washington-area theater community that have pushed us in many worthy directions. We have grown as people and as artists thanks to all of you. 

As an organization, Unexpected Stage has begun the process of shutting down responsibly. While we do so, our memories sustain us. The laughter, the sniffles, the oohs and ahhs, the good reviews, the bad reviews, the recognition, the standing ovations, the sitting ovations and the many many incredible conversations we’ve had with all of you will carry us on to our next adventure. If you’d like to contact us, please feel free to do so. We always love to hear from you. 

Thank you so much,

Christopher and Rachel 



Questions, or comments? As always, we want to hear from you, and can be reached at 301-337-8290 or info@unexpectedstage.org.