About the Festival

NVTA was founded in 1980 to further communications, involvement and support among community theatres, as well as increasing community interest and awareness of theatre activity in the Northern Virginia and Metropolitan area.

To this end, it has helped foster among the member groups the sharing of ideas and personnel, as well as assisting in making known the availability of costumes, properties, and set-pieces which could be shared, thus lowering the ever-increasing costs of producing plays and musicals.

Specifically, the NVTA sponsors the annual Northern Virginia One Act Play Festival in June and produces calendars each year, giving pertinent information and production schedules of all member groups.

In 1993, in order to include groups from all the surrounding metropolitan area as full members, the name Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance was changed to NVTA.

NVTA also sponsors an annual scholarship competition open to local talented high school seniors pursuing the performing arts.

Scheduled for last 2 weeks in June 2015 at the James Lee Community Center.

This year’s NVTA One-Act Festival will occur at the James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

June 20, 26 at 7:00 PM (Evening) and June 27 at 1:00pm (Matinee)     (***Note: No performances June 19)
The Awards Ceremony will be on Sunday June 28, 6:00 pm for Reception, 7:00 pm for Awards Ceremony


One-Act Play Festival

NVTA Schedule

The festival usually takes place the last two weekends of June.


The festival will be produced at The James Lee Community Center Theater, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA 22042.

Festival Coordinators

Zina Bleck (703) 615-6626 and Deb Crawford (703) 361-5090. The press contact is Zina Bleck.


$15 General Admission (2 or 3 one-act plays).
$37.50 Festival Pass, includes Reception/Awards.
Pay at the door, cash or checks only, no credit cards.

Please note, each evening starts at 7:00. The running times listed are approximate. We will not hold the curtain should the preceding show run shorter than indicated here, as such it is advised that if someone wants to only see the 2nd or 3rd show they still show up at 7:00. The Awards Ceremony will take place on the Sunday after the final performance; 6:00 PM Refreshments, 7:00 PM Awards.