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



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.


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.


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


Organization Websites


Resource Lists





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



  • 13th on Netflix



  • 1619
  • Still Processing
  • Sawbones


Inclusive Casting

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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:


Zoom Zalons

The Department of Theatre is committed to keeping our community together during these extraordinary times. Please join our Zoom Zalons every other Friday 12 Noon EST, and check out the previous conversations.

Friday May 8th:  Melinda Lopez

Friday May 22nd:  Miguel Cervantes

Friday June 5th:  Digital Performance Roundtable

Friday June 19th:  Conversation with Boston Artists Lyndsay Allyn Cox, Pascale Florestal, and Dawn Simmons

Friday July 3rd: Ethics in Performance with Ilya Vidrin

Friday July 17th:  Becoming an Engaged Department with Becca Berkey

Friday July 31st: Conversation about Course Delivery for the Fall Semester

*Unfortunately the recording of the July 31st Zoom Zalon is not available.  Students who have questions about courses for the fall semester should reach out to Antonio.

Up Next: Conversation about Department Productions for the Fall on Friday August 14th at 12 noon EDT.

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.