Adam Goldstein smiles into the camera.
Assistant Professor and Artistic Director of Stage Center Theatre
Communication, Media and Theatre
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5954
Courses Taught
CMTT 473: Special Topics in Theatre (National Identity and Theatre)
CMTT 351: Children's Theatre Workshop (Middle & High School)
CMTT 350: Children's Theatre Workshop (Elementary School)
CMTT 345: Directing
CMTT 321: Acting 2
CMTT 240: Stagecraft
CMTT 221: Acting 1
CMTT 220: Improvisation
CMTT 203: Voice for the Performer
Research Interests
Theatre as cultural currency, theatre for social change and dialogue, the social history of musical theatre, new play development models, representation, diversity, and inclusion in storytelling, and the theatrical history of Ireland. He is in the process of proposing a new book for professional actors and students that teaches a repeatable dialect process and dynamically connects that process to the creation of character.

M.F.A., Directing, Northwestern University

B.F.A., Acting, New York University's Tisch School of the Arts


Adam is an accomplished director with a long history developing critically and nationally acclaimed new work. He brings credits and assistant credits at Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Court Theatre, CityLit, Redtwist, The Side Project, Bristol Riverside Theatre, South Bend Civic Theatre, and leading companies across Chicago and the east coast. One of Chicago’s leading voice and dialect coaches, Adam has vocally designed nearly sixty productions in Chicago with his work praised by Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune as “remarkable."

As an arts leader, Adam has helped to build, shape, and support major institutions such as Bristol Riverside Theatre, Hartford Stage Company, and William Morris Endeavor. Adam previously taught at Columbia College Chicago and Northwestern University before joining Northeastern. In addition to his time on campus, Adam continues to serve young artists as the head of musical theatre at Actors Training Center in Wilmette. His other interests include his wife, young son, a dog and cat, baseball, golf, crossfit, and his amazing neighborhood in Evanston. MFA-Directing, Northwestern University, BFA-Acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. 

Room FA 229
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-5954
Office Hours
Monday: 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Also available for appointments throughout the week.
Main Campus