NextStage is a creative organization focused on producing live entertainment in the virtual realm. Founded in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, NextStage pledged to find a way to continue to create paid opportunities for actors, writers, musicians, and producers. Since June of 2020, NextStage has created paid opportunities for almost 500 artists living in 6 different continents. While our roots are in theatre, we've done away with the restrictive term "virtual theatre." At NextStage, we create opportunities for artists all over the world to experience collaboration that is stunted by in-person events. Through special effects, augmented reality, and other fancy tech elements, we can allow people in different countries, time zones, and continents to perform on the same virtual stage together from the comfort of their home studios!