Theatre

Our mission is to provide a transformative education that aligns performance and production with academic inquiry and professional experience as we engage our global society through the living art of theatre.

The Department of Theatre is a community dedicated to creativity, collaboration, and excellence—and committed to the values of generosity, integrity, respect, and rigor—all in the pursuit of innovative ways to see, investigate, and make theatre for a new generation.

Through extensive production and performance experiences and working in professional theatre environments on co-op, students develop a deep understanding of the skills and artistry needed to create the foundation of a meaningful career.

 

These are our commitments to equity, diversity and inclusion:

Developed April 2020

 

COMMUNITY AND GENEROSITY

We commit to fostering conversations, exchanges, and experiences that empower, spark, and challenge us to think and act responsibly and empathetically among our artistic community at Northeastern University, in Greater Boston, and beyond.

ENGAGEMENT AND COLLABORATION

We commit to deconstructing the existing barriers of exclusion to motivate and uplift; we will foster relationships across cultural boundaries to facilitate an inclusive and accessible artistic community at Northeastern University, in Greater Boston, and beyond.

CREATIVITY AND RIGOR

We commit to looking beyond received wisdom to intentionally engage with high quality and dynamic works, to ask hard questions about the world, our source materials, and who we are as people through creative exploration and self-expression.

RESPECT

We commit to acknowledging and embracing the unique identities of each and every member of our community; we promise to treat each other as equals, regardless of our differences, and to choose humanity in the face of conflict.

INTEGRITY

We commit to creating a diverse community where any individual can speak freely and honestly; we aim to recognize and use our privilege to advocate for underrepresented voices at Northeastern University, in Greater Boston, and beyond.

 

RESOURCES

as of October 15, 2020

 

Organization Websites

 

Resource Lists

 

Articles

 

Books

(as many print copies are sold out, consider the audible versions)

 

Films

  • 13th on Netflix

 

Podcasts

  • 1619
  • Still Processing
  • Sawbones

 

Inclusive Casting

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Upcoming events

10.22.20

DOWNTOWN CROSSING

Thursday, October 22, 2020—Sunday, October 25, 2020
7:00 pm

10.27.20

She Kills Monsters

Tuesday, October 27, 2020—Sunday, November 1, 2020
7:30 pm
Vimeo

Shaping a new generation of theatre artists

Meet some of our extraordinary students who are forging innovative ways to explore theatre at the heart of their interdisciplinary interests:

 

2020 – 2021 Production Program

Downtown CrossingDOWNTOWN CROSSING
by David Valdes

STREAMING OCTOBER 22 – 25

A digital world premier presented by Company One Theatre in partnership with Northeastern University and Boston Public Library and with support from the Center for Humanities at Tufts University.

All tickets are Pay-What-You-Want! ($0 Minimum)  and available now.

Downtown Crossing is the culmination of C1’s two-year Boston (un)Documented Project , during which C1 PlayLab alum David Valdes — supported by a partnership between C1 and the BPL — interviewed current and former undocumented immigrants, DACA recipients, immigrant rights advocates, community organizers, and family members of the undocumented from the Greater Boston area.

On Marathon Monday, seven undocumented Bostonians cross paths on the Orange Line. When their train is delayed due to police action at Downtown Crossing, they share their stories — both hopeful and heart wrenching — in intimate, intersecting monologues that spotlight what it’s like to build a life while holding your breath.

 

 

 

 

She Kills Monsters PosterSHE KILLS MONSTERS
by Qui Nguyen

STREAMING OCTOBER 27 – NOVEMBER 1

A digital completion of our anticipated Spring 2020 production.

Join the world of fantasy role-playing with Agnes, who is on a quest to understand her younger sister Tilly after her tragic death. When she finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, Agnes enters a weird and wondrous world that was a refuge from Tilly’s “normal” life. In this high-octane, battle-filled comedy laden with demons, dragons, homicidal cheerleaders, and 90s pop culture, Nguyen creates a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

“Deceptively breezy and rather ingenious… It will slash and shapeshift its way into your heart.” – The New York Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCENES FROM METAMORPHOSES
by Mary Zimmerman

STREAMING NOVEMBER 13 – 27

An episodic digital imagining.

Love, identity, and divine intervention: Mary Zimmerman’s adaptation explores Ovid’s myths through a contemporary, feminist lens. This production will highlight the unique creative problem solving of digital performance, and aims to celebrate the identities of LGBTQIA+ artists.

 

UNTITLED

STREAMING:  TBD

An auditory theatrical experience.

Inspired by Langston Hughes poem Harlem and Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” “Untitled” is a podcast narrative that explores what it means to live in a community that is going through exponential change and how people are living through it. What happens when you are living your dreams in your dream city and the world explodes? What do you do? What comes next?

To learn more about productions visit our 2020 – 2021 Productions page.

At Northeastern, no two student experiences are alike. You choose a personalized path of rich diverse academic, cultural and professional experiences.

Students learn year-round through a personalized path of rich diverse academic, cultural and professional experiences. The chart below is just one example of a four year plan at CAMD. Speak with your advisor to determine a plan that works for you.