History

Endstation Theatre Company was founded in 2006 by Florida State University School of Theatre MFA graduates, Geoffrey Kershner and Krista Franco. As the two discussed the company’s future, Kershner brought Franco to his childhood home in the bucolic Blue Ridge Mountains of Central Virginia. Both agreed that Amherst, VA would be an ideal home for the company, and saw an opportunity to bring quality, live theatre to Central Virginia.

Krista & Geoff

Geoffrey Kershner & Krista Franco (2007)

Shortly after founding Endstation, Kershner and Franco sought other artists to join the company. Every Endstation Theatre Company production has a strong visual and conceptual aesthetic due to the strengths and interests of its company members.

Founder Geoffrey Kershner, Resident Lighting Designer Dan Gallagher, and Artistic Director Walter Kmiec

Endstation Theatre Company took up residency at Sweet Briar College in 2006 and went on to produce the company’s first show, The Tell-Tale Heart and The Mind of Poe, in a number of theatres throughout Virginia and as part of the Washington, D.C. Fringe Festival in the summer of 2007.

Endstation Theatre Company produced their first summer season on the college’s grounds in 2008, and the company has expanded with each new season.