The theatre program is designed to give students a firm foundation in the basics of the theatrical craft. Coursework combines theatrical work and practical on-stage experience. Northeastern theater productions are open to all students regardless of major.

The Theatre Department at NJC is dedicated to providing our students the opportunity to explore and expand their theatrical talents. Theatre Majors can pursue an Associates Degree in an environment that emphasizes and teaches professional standards and creative methodologies for the theatre arts industry.

One of the many things that makes Northeastern Theatre special is that non-theatre majors can also participate in productions and course learning. We put on 2-3 productions featuring at least one play and one musical every year. Casting is also open to both theatre majors and non-theatre majors alike.

Our smaller size allows students ample one-on-one instruction and the opportunity to gain production experiences in their very first semester at NJC. We hope you will join us in our journey to spread the magic of theatre to our audiences. Please feel free to reach-out if you have any questions!

The NJC Theatre Club is fully inclusive and highly active member of the NJC community. Club members meet once a week and participate in theatre games/improv and puts on several events every year. Past activities include: murder mystery Parties, play viewing field trips, improv performances, fund raising parties/events, etc. This club receives funding and is a member o of the Associate Student Government at NJC.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of actors is projected to grow 8 percent from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations.

About 7,000 openings for actors are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

Actors who work in performing arts companies are expected to see slower job growth than those in film. Many small and medium-size theaters have difficulty getting funding. As a result, the number of performances is expected to decline. Large theaters, with their more stable sources of funding and more well-known plays and musicals, should provide more opportunities.

Salary Outlook: +21% (projected growth for Drama Teachers in Colorado)   O*Net Online

Job Growth: +17% (Projected growth for Sound Engineering Technicians in Colorado  O*NET OnLine

Drama Teacher: $56,680 / yr

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Set Designer: $48,880 / yr

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Sound Technicians: $53,730 / yr

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Lighting Technicians: $77, 550 / yr

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the median hourly wage for actors was $23.48 in May 2021.