At NDA, theatre is about opportunity! Performance opportunities are available through NDA’s fall musical, spring play, student-directed one-acts, as well as four years of courses that include a variety of stage experience.
Theatrical roles are not just limited to onstage performance. Leadership opportunities abound as student directors and stage managers run the show. Our stage can change from the classic proscenium of a 900 seat auditorium to a black box backstage theatre. Students working on stage crew may be involved in building, painting moving sets, make-up artists, coordinating entrances or even running light boards with LED and intelligent lights with a sound board coordinating up to 26 individual microphones! NDA students have followed their dreams in college, and professionally, onstage and as stage managers,light, and sound designers.
NDA has had the honor of being invited to perform at the prestigious Edinburgh Theatre Fringe Festival in Scotland, with successful performances in 2012 and 2016, and 2019. Students travel to see professional for shows and participate in worships workshops in Ontario, Canada, Michigan, New York, and Chicago. Past trips have also included a trip to NYC to see Hamilton and 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphous Tips! Students also took part in a workshop while there offered by the cast of Hamilton. September 2019 featured a trip to see Come from Away on tour. Contact Mrs. Trish Sanders for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.