The theatre has always been a home to dreamers, rebels, and visionaries. At Northeastern, we embrace the highest aspirations of theatre as art, and combine them with intellectual inquiry, social awareness, global perspective and real world experience.

Maybe you are interested in becoming a professional actor, director, designer, or playwright. Or maybe you are looking for creative inspiration to energize your university experience. Or maybe you are craving that unique community bond that only the theatre can offer. Whatever your interest, our faculty, curriculum, and productions are ready to awaken your mind, heart, and spirit.

The study of theatre is inherently multi-disciplinary and boldly responsive to the moment in which we live. At the core of all plays is the story of a hero who takes a transformative journey toward the discovery of truth and identity.

Theatre at Northeastern offers you a dramatic transformation greater than any playwright could conceive. The College of Arts, Media and Design is a hub for creativity and entrepreneurship, blending rigorous academic excellence with a vibrant spirit of innovation – all within the context of one of the world’s most progressive universities and most vibrant theatre cities.

We aspire to a new vision of theatre education for the 21st century. This means combining dynamic studio and stage experiences with a powerful knowledge of dramatic literature, history and theory. It means reinterpreting the classics, singing out the musicals, dancing with modernity, transcending boundaries, taking risks and embracing your passion. It means understanding how a career in theatre is achievable and viable. And along this journey, you might just discover a new kind of theatre that has not even been imagined yet.

We’re dreaming about making theatre at Northeastern for a new generation. Join us.

Scott Edmiston
Professor of the Practice and Chair