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The Theatre department seeks to enhance the cultural environment by creating challenging and entertaining performances for our students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. Course offerings include acting, theatrical design, stagecraft, and theatre history. 

Degrees available at Northeast State:




Tennessee Transfer Path to UT/TBR four year universities in compliance with Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010.


Theatre Auditions 

Northeast State Theatre's 2023-2024 Season

Northeast State Theatre

Spring 2024 Performance

DOA Theatre performance poster

D.O.A. by Elizabeth Lovelady
Directed by TJ Kent

Frank Bigelow walks into a police station to report a murder: his own. One day earlier, the small-time accountant kissed his girlfriend and secretary, Paula, goodbye and left on a trip to San Francisco with mysterious intentions. Shortly after he arrives, he's invited to join a group of rowdy businessmen celebrating with their clients after a successful market week. After a wild night of drinking, he wakes feeling ill. A doctor and detective arrive to deliver tragic news—Bigelow has been poisoned, and he only has hours left to live. Bigelow frantically searches the city for his killer and the reason he was targeted. Each person he encounters gives him a piece of the story that includes a mysterious suicide, a shady business deal gone wrong, and conniving women. But can he believe anything he hears?

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Location: Ballad Health Center for the Performing Arts


April 18-20: 7:30 pm
April 21: 2:00 pm 

Contact Information

For information about tickets or how to purchase tickets call the Box Office at 423-354-5169 or email Eric Morritt at .

For general questions about the productions or the Theatre Department, contact Brad McKenzie through email at .

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Northeast State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. For questions or concerns, please contact the Affirmative Action Officer.