Northeastern Theatre
Area of Study


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.
Degree Options
Transfer Degrees

Theatre Designation

Associate of Arts
60 Credits
Workforce Ready
spread the magic of theatre
2-3 productions featuring at least one play and one musical every year

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!

Theater couple
More about the Program

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 3 percent from 2022 to 2032, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

About 9,300 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.


Streaming services and other online-only platforms are expected to drive employment demand for actors as the number of shows produced and the volume of content increase.

However, lack of funding may reduce the number of performances held at theaters, which would impact employment of actors in these establishments. Theaters with more stable sources of funding and well-known plays and musicals may be less susceptible to fluctuations in employment demand.

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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Celeste Delgado-Pelton
Chair Liberal Arts and Academic Opportunity
E.S. French- 104A
Celeste Delgado - Pelton
Nathan Robinson
Theater Faculty
E.S. French
Nathan Robinson


Rebeka Laible
Administrative Assistant II
E.S. French-104
Rebeka Laible