Theatre

Theatre

Nobles’ theatre offerings simultaneously challenge and nurture students as they grow into confident, creative, hardworking, team-oriented individuals—all in a collaborative environment.

Nobles theatre helps students develop skills, regardless of previous experience. Participation in this program strengthens their imagination, sense of self, creative collaboration, and ability to express emotion and thought.

The Nobles Theatre Collective (NTC) produces three shows a year in October (fall mainstage), February (the musical) and May (spring mainstage). In addition, The NTC assembles one or more Student-Directed Productions in either the fall or spring season. All productions are open to the public. If you would like to attend a show or for more information, please contact Director of Theatre Dan Halperin at dan_halperin@nobles.edu.

Faculty

Dan Halperin

Performing Arts Department Chair At nobles since 1999

M.F.A. in Directing and Theatre Education, The University of Texas at Austin

Halperin previously worked at the Berkshire Theatre Festival as Director of Education. He has acted and directed at several professional theatres and colleges and works as an aspiring playwright.

M.F.A. in Directing and Theatre Education, The University of Texas at Austin

Halperin previously worked at the Berkshire Theatre Festival as Director of Education. He has acted and directed at several professional theatres and colleges and works as an aspiring playwright.

Todd Morton

Performing Arts Faculty At nobles since 2003

B.A. in Human Development, Lesley University

Besides teaching and directing theatre, Morton serves as Nobles’ resident lighting designer. He has worked for several regional theatres in the States, including the Berkshire Theatre Festival, the Alley Theatre and the George Street Playhouse.

B.A. in Human Development, Lesley University

Besides teaching and directing theatre, Morton serves as Nobles’ resident lighting designer. He has worked for several regional theatres in the States, including the Berkshire Theatre Festival, the Alley Theatre and the George Street Playhouse.

Erik Diaz

Performing Arts Technical Director, Designer, and Teacher At nobles since 2017

B.A. in Technical Theatre and Design, University of Nebraska Omaha
M.F.A. in Theatre Design, University of Connecticut

Prior to Diaz’s arrival at Nobles, he worked throughout Boston and nationally as a freelance scenic designer and production manager at a variety of theatres including the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival, SpeakEasy Stage Co., and the Sharon Playhouse. He previously served as the Head of Design for the California Lutheran University Theatre Program. Erik is a proud member of United Scenic Artists USA Local 829.

B.A. in Technical Theatre and Design, University of Nebraska Omaha
M.F.A. in Theatre Design, University of Connecticut

Prior to Diaz’s arrival at Nobles, he worked throughout Boston and nationally as a freelance scenic designer and production manager at a variety of theatres including the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival, SpeakEasy Stage Co., and the Sharon Playhouse. He previously served as the Head of Design for the California Lutheran University Theatre Program. Erik is a proud member of United Scenic Artists USA Local 829.