Community Outreach

Providence Players of Fairfax strives to serve our diverse community. In 2008, with support from the Arts Council of Fairfax County, we launched the Theater Community Inclusion Project. Our goal is to reach all segments of the community, providing quality, affordable theater to existing patrons while building new audiences for the future, particularly youth and underserved communities. Donations from our patrons helps make all of this possible. Make a secure, tax-deductible donation today!

Deadline Extended to June 28!  The Gerry Connolly Scholarship for the Performing Arts

As a way of nurturing future theater artists and recognizing the contribution graduating high school seniors have made to the arts community in our region, Providence Players of Fairfax has established The Gerry Connolly Scholarship for the Performing Arts program that provides scholarships to college-bound students from area high schools. Scholarships are limited each year. This year, we anticipate awarding two scholarships, each of $2,000, to 2024 graduating seniors with a demonstrated commitment to theater arts who have been accepted to a U.S. accredited college or university or conservatory program with an intent to further contribute to theater arts.

Eligible graduating seniors must (1) reside within the school boundaries of Annandale, Fairfax, Falls Church, Meridian, Justice, Marshall, Bishop O’Connell, Trinity Meadow View, Woodson or Yorktown high schools OR (2) have been a member of PPF for at least one year. It is not required that applicants commit to a theater arts major in college, only that they plan on continuing their involvement and contribution to theater arts in the future. Download the 2024 Scholarship Application Form (in Word or .pdf formats)

Applications must be completed and emailed to no later than June 28, 2024. Supplementary materials, listed on the application form must be emailed to or mailed to Providence Players at the address shown on the application.  Providence Players must receive these supplementary materials by June 28, 2024. Applications will be reviewed by a committee appointed by the Providence Players of Fairfax Board of Directors.  The criteria for the awards are as follows:

  • 40% based on the applicant’s past involvement in theater arts and contributions made to theater arts;
  • 10% based on the applicant’s contribution to Providence Players of Fairfax (if any); and
  • 50% based on the applicant’s potential to further contribute to theater arts.

Decisions on the scholarship awards will be announced in June, 2024.

Free Tickets

Recognizing not everyone can afford the cost of admission, Providence Players of Fairfax provides free tickets to organizations that serve underserved young people and their families. To request tickets, qualified organizations can download and fill out the form (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF) and email to A limited number of tickets are available for each performance and tickets are distributed to qualified organizations on a first come, first served basis. All other ticket policies apply.

Special Free Student previews

Providence Players of Fairfax offers a special free preview performance for students and their guests, including teachers, the Thursday night prior to the official opening. No reservations are required and seating is first come, first served.

Concession Partners

Work with a non-profit organization that wants to raise money? Providence Players of Fairfax works with local non-profit partners to provide concessions for each mainstage production.  Net proceeds from concession sales benefits the charitable organization.  Providence Players of Fairfax is proud to work with the following organizations this and last season in their efforts to help make our world a better place:

For more information on how to become a concession partner, please email us at

Theater workshops

James Lee Community Center (JLCC) is one of the most active and vibrant centers in Fairfax County. It has a fully equipped theater and theater staff manager.  Together, PPF and JLCC provide workshops for youth and adults on acting, directing, and production.  Check back for updates and announcements on workshops as they become available.