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Tarik Jones in The Department of Theatre's production of "Hair"

The Department of Theatre at Northeastern University is multifaceted and combines performance, design, story-telling, theory, history, and innovation into one package to produce a distinctive program – all while still focusing on the human connections and the human experiences that bring theatre to life. A new CAMD-made video series, Theatre Stories, showcases what it’s like to be a student in Northeastern’s Department of Theatre – from why students are fascinated by the field to which groups and organizations they are founding and joining to enhance their growth.

This video features Tarik Jones, a fourth year student in the College of Media, Arts and Design. Tarik initially enrolled into Northeastern as a Computer Science major, but an Intro to Acting class in the second semester of his freshmen year prompted a change in his major; he is currently majoring in Theatre and Interaction Design with a minor in Psychology, which allows him to “explore ways to tell a story with ease and clarity.”

Tarik has co-founded an on-campus theatre company called, the New Renaissance Theatre Company, a performing arts group focused on representing students from all background, especially students of color, with the goal of diversifying the theatre community at Northeastern in a collaborative and friendly environment.

I wanted a place where everyone, regardless of how they identify themselves, to express themselves in whatever way they can.

Check out his story below.

Learn more about the multidisciplinary curriculum that enables Department of Theatre students to explore other career paths and endeavors they may be interested in, all while developing a creative process and philosophy that are unique to the students themselves.