The National Theatre Institute (NTI), Connecticut
- The National Theatre Institute (NTI) has been described by the New York Times as a "boot camp" for aspiring young theatre artists.
- In a thirteen-week semester - comprised of seven-day schedules - students are offered a very intensive, wide-ranging and practical experience in professional theatre in an atmosphere similar to that of a repertory company working together on a series of projects.
- The program is housed at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, a 90-acre estate including residential buildings, acting studios, two open-air theatres, and a cabaret space. The core curriculum consists of voice, playwriting, costume and scene design, movement, directing, and acting classes enhanced by the staging of works-in-progess.
- The semester ends in a final project, which draws together the major elements in acting, culminating in public performances. An advanced directing program is also offered, normally during the spring semester. Students undertake a two-week workshop in the United Kingdom in Stratford-upon-Avon as a part of the regular NTI semester. The workshops are based on English classical texts, British folk dancing, and choral singing, revolving around a special project that is rehearsed and performed in Stratford.
- Internship opportunities are available to NTI alumni as well as auditions for summer theatre.
- Group housing is available at the O'Neill Theater Center.
- Eligibility: Proven ability to handle the demands of disciplined theatre work. Required interview in person or by telephone.
For a Program Adviser Appointment, contact:
Professor Mease, (Theatre) ARH 116D
Professor Quintero, (Theatre) Bucksbaum 266
Professor Thomas, (Theatre) Bucksbaum 267
Professor Miller, (Theatre) Bucksbaum 265
Eugene O'Neill Theater Center | PH: 860-443-7139 | Fax: 860-444-1212 nti@theONEILL.org