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The Department of Theatre at Northeastern University is decidedly different than most university theatre programs: we offer a unique alternative to the traditional choices of either a conservatory (non-academic/talent-based) or a liberal arts program (without career preparation).


As a hub for Creative Practice Research, housed within the Radically Relevant College of Arts, Media & Design (CAMD), we make theatre to generate new knowledge and new understanding. We develop and hone the basic human literacies of creativity, collaboration, and communication through critical creative practice. By blending a vibrant spirit of innovation with vigorous academic inquiry across disciplines, we foster significant interactions that deliver a fuller educational experience. We intentionally lay the foundation of art as ethical responsibility in order to prepare students for a promising future, with vital, employable and adaptable skills.

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Gain experience and build community by joining a production as an actor, crew member or production team member.

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2024–2025 Productions

We are so excited to announce our 2025-2025 production program. We look forward to another year of thoughtful and exciting work from our students, faculty, guest artists, and staff.

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The Theatre Brochure

An overview of everything Theatre @ NU has to offer for prospective students, including our mission, programs, creative spaces, and student project highlights.

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Theatre is where we rehearse for the unexpected and where we learn to live with uncertainty. Students learn to engage artistically in difficult conversations and make sense of what they witness around them.

Antonio Ocampo-Guzman

Associate Professor & Chair, Theatre

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Our Programs

Start your journey to becoming a multidisciplinary theatre practitioner. Choose from a BA/BS in Theatre or from a list of combined majors across Art + Design, Communication Studies, and Journalism.

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Experiential Learning & Student Opportunities

Connect with a network of professional theatremakers through co-ops and learning opportunities in arts organizations in Boston and beyond.

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Social and Racial Justice Commitments

We commit to building and sustaining a welcoming, inclusive, and equitable community: an antiracist and anti-oppressive space where all individuals can participate freely and honestly.

We commit to working towards decolonizing theatre. We strive to recognize our own privilege, to use our platform to reflect the times and to advocate for historically marginalized voices at NU and beyond.

We commit to holding every member of our community accountable in moving towards a better future.

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Latest Theatre News

Courtesy of NGN

What makes a fight scene hit?

Teaching professor of theatre and fight coordinator Jesse Hinson breaks down what makes fight scenes work in popular films like "The Matrix," "Mission: Impossible -- Fallout" and "The Princess Bride."

February 23, 2024


An interactive capstone, based on her family's past

Fourth-year student Andie Weiner was recently named the Gideon Klein Scholar, awarding her $5,000 for her research into her family's history in the Netherlands in the shadow of the Nazis.

January 24, 2024


Ilya Vidrin awarded Knight Foundation grant

CAMD professor Ilya Vidrin combines his background as a dancer and choreographer with his experience in neuroscience and robotics to help design biofeedback technology and explore meaning through physical movement.

January 8, 2024

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