Managing Director

The Managing Director, a full-time, year-round position at Virginia Stage Company in Norfolk, VA, reports to and will work in close partnership with Producing Artistic Director Tom Quaintance, and with the board of Trustees and staff to enable Virginia Stage to realize its goals in artistic excellence, community service, fiscal stability, education, fundraising and audience engagement. The Managing Director has accountability for all administrative, human resource, operational, and financial activities. Direct reports include Director of Marketing, Company Manager, Accountant and Bookkeeper.  Indirect reports include the Director of Education, Box Office Manager, and House Manager.

While managing and budgeting company assets, this position will oversee office staffing and operations, negotiate contracts and employment agreements, oversee the coordination of physical spaces and collaborate with the Producing Artistic Director in creating and implementing the artistic vision of Virginia Stage Company in conjunction with the board and local stakeholders.

Director of Development

Virginia Stage Company is seeking a Director of Development.  The Director of Development is primarily responsible for the planning, implementation and administration of comprehensive fundraising initiatives to achieve the Company’s contributed income revenue goals and expand its support.  Click below for detailed job listing.


Virginia Stage Company is seeking a Company Manager. The Company Manager is primarily responsible for overseeing all personnel and hospitality services for guest artists. The Company Manager is also responsible for overseeing Virginia Stage’s audition process.


Virginia Stage Company is seeking a Group Sales Coordinator. The Group Sales Coordinator is in charge of cultivating and maintaining relationships with groups and __ their orders for main stage performances at Virginia Stage.


Our current internships have been filled. Check back for opportunities!


The Virginia Stage Company is currently seeking performers/understudies/interns for a production of The Wiz by William F. Brown and Charlie Smalls at The Wells Theatre in downtown Norfolk. Equity and non-equity, local and non–local actors will be seen. All roles, including understudies, qualify for EMC Points. (Equity Membership Candidate) Auditions by appointment only.

Auditions will be held at:
The Wells Theatre, Education Space, 108 E. Tazewell Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
Thursday, January 26, 2017 between 5:30-7:30pm

For appointment, please include headshot/resume or equivalent information in an email to: aperez@vastage.org.

For audition, please prepare a song less than 2 minutes. Bring sheet music, pre-recorded accompaniment or be prepared to sing a capella. For dancers/non-singers bring resume and be considered for the dance callback to be announced. 

Click here for production details and role listing.



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Virginia Stage Associates

Volunteers are vital to Virginia Stage Company, and as a member of Virginia Stage Associates, you become an important part of an organization dedicated to giving the gift of live, professional theater to Hampton Roads. For a small annual membership fee (discounts available for students, groups, families, and the military), the Virginia Stage Associates provide volunteer support to Virginia Stage Company in many ways, while receiving benefits in exchange for their help.


We are currently in need of volunteer ushers for all of our Season 38 productions! Ushering with Virginia Stage Company allows you to gain volunteer experience with Hampton Roads' leading professional theatre and the ability to see the historic Wells Theatre (during productions taking place there). And the best part is: you get to see the show for free!

To get an email reminder about upcoming ushering opportunities, sign up here: 

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Please contact our Director of Marketing, Brad Tuggle, for information on how you can advertise with Virginia Stage Company.