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.

Erik Diaz

Performing Arts Technical Director, Designer and Faculty Member At nobles since 2017

Erik D. Diaz is an award-winning scenic designer most recently recognized by the Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Award for his scenic design of Between Riverside and Crazy for SpeakEasy Stage Company in Boston. Prior to his arrival at Nobles, Erik was the Head of Design at California Lutheran University as well as a full-time freelance scenic designer and production manager whose work has appeared throughout Boston and nationally. He has had the privilege to work for theatre companies such as Kingsmen Shakespeare, TheatreWorks C.S., New Rep, Playhouse on the Square, Company One, Greater Boston Theatre Company, North Shore Music Theatre and the Sharon Playhouse. Diaz is a proud member of United Scenic Artists USA Local 829.

Erik D. Diaz is an award-winning scenic designer most recently recognized by the Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Award for his scenic design of Between Riverside and Crazy for SpeakEasy Stage Company in Boston. Prior to his arrival at Nobles, Erik was the Head of Design at California Lutheran University as well as a full-time freelance scenic designer and production manager whose work has appeared throughout Boston and nationally. He has had the privilege to work for theatre companies such as Kingsmen Shakespeare, TheatreWorks C.S., New Rep, Playhouse on the Square, Company One, Greater Boston Theatre Company, North Shore Music Theatre and the Sharon Playhouse. Diaz is a proud member of United Scenic Artists USA Local 829.

Adaire Robinson

Performing Arts Faculty At nobles since 2019

Adaire Robinson holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Education from Emerson College and a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Her graduate research was focused on using theatre pedagogy to center empathy in a high school classroom. Robinson previously taught at Deerfield Academy.

Adaire Robinson holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Education from Emerson College and a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Her graduate research was focused on using theatre pedagogy to center empathy in a high school classroom. Robinson previously taught at Deerfield Academy.