Welcome to the exciting world of Theatre Arts at Northwestern College.
You don't have to be a theatre major or minor to participate in any aspect of our department. Auditions are open to all students!
We invite all students to make their mark on the scene here at Northwestern. Whether you've starred in every musical at your high school, or never even attended a play in your life, we'll find a place for you!
Students studying theatre arts are given an opportunity to participate in acting, set design, lighting, and other phases of theatre. And auditions are open to all students, no matter what your major!
Four mainstage shows and a one-act festival are presented throughout the year. Check the Theatre Season for more information. Get a copy of the Backstage Pass to learn more about the department. Meet our fantastic faculty and staff and check out the degree requirements to see the exciting classes offered to theatre majors and minors and folks who just want to learn more about the craft.
"Life isn't about finding yourself.
Come and see what you can create with us in the Northwestern College Theatre Department!
Behind the Scenes
Find out how Professor of Theatre Donald "Doc" Rainbow and Maranatha Hall Production Manager Sam Cook collaborate to create theatre productions on the stage. Read the article in the NWC Pilot magazine.
Seasoned actor, writer and theatre professor Brian Grandison, MFA, learns—and teaches—theatre through life, not theory. And he shares his faith through story. Read the article in the NWC Pilot magazine.
What Theatre Majors Learn
If you don’t want to just be a stage actor but still want to study theatre, or you want to act but are wondering what else you can do with a B.A. in theatre, or you’re just wondering what else a theatre degree is good for, this article is for you!
Dr. Don “Doc” Rainbow