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.
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.
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.
as of June 19, 2020
- We See You, White American Theatre
- Dialogue and Healing through the Arts
- Black Lives Matter
- Showing Up For Racial Justice
- 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge
- Equal Justice Initiative
- The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond
- The Black Theatre Commons
- Acting Out’s Master BLM Spreadsheet
- Activism & Allyship Guide – Prepared by the Black@ Airbnb Employee Resource Group
- Scaffolded Anti-Racism Resources
- Resources for Anti-Racist Action May-June 2020
- Performing Whitness by Sarah Bellamy
- “11 Things To Do Besides Say ‘This Has To Stop’ In The Wake Of Police Brutality”
- “How to Tell the Difference Between Real Solidarity and ‘Ally Theater'”
- Helm’s Stages of White Racial Identity Development
(as many print copies are sold out, consider the audible versions)
- White Fragility by Robin d’Angelo
- Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by adrienne maree brown
- Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Dr. Joy DeGruy
- Black Acting Methods by By Sharrell Luckett and Tia M. Shaffer
- How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
- 13th on Netflix
- Still Processing