It’s important to know that the Theatre Department believes our major is distinctive because it offers experiential education at its best. Involvement in local, national, and international co-ops and internships is a meaningful hallmark of our program because these opportunities enhance what our students learn in the classroom and experience in theatre activities.
In the Northeastern University Theatre Department, the study of plays (from classical to modern to musicals to new works) and the collaborative and innovative practice of theatre making define our goals and achievements. We are a close-knit community of world-renowned artists, recognized scholars, and students who explore the psychology of the play’s world in small studio classes, through mentored student projects, and throughout our production program. Our curriculum develops the interdisciplinary, intellectual, collaborative, creative, and practical skills students need to become cultural entrepreneurs.
I am often asked what the theatre major is prepared to do after leaving Northeastern. Upon graduation, some of our students pursue careers as theatre practitioners, seek advanced study in graduate or professional programs, or work in theatre education. Others use their theatre skills to help them find employment outside the arts in fields such as: marketing, public relations, grant writing, multimedia, game design, etc. Students often tell me how their theatre background has helped them find jobs in the world of science, business, law, and so on. Please take a look at our Alumni section and see what our graduates have to say about how their theatre degree helped them prepare for life after college.
Though a great deal of information about the sights, sounds, and people that make up our department can be found on this website, we would love to have a more personal conversation with you. If you plan to visit campus, please contact the Theatre Department and we will do our best to help you attend a theatre class, a rehearsal, or a production of one of our plays.
We hope to see you soon!
Dr. Nancy Kindelan
Associate Professor and Interim Chair