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NTI welcomes applicants undertaking a gap-year (between secondary school and university), undergraduate students, post-graduates, and professionals looking for a broad-based theatrical training intensive. We look for a proven ability to handle the demands of disciplined theater work and to be a positive and contributing member of an ensemble in an intensive semester of study at the O’Neill.

When Should I Apply?

Summer and Fall Semesters (Theatermakers, NTI, NTI-AD, NMTI, MATS) - before March 20

Spring Semesters (NTI, NTI-AD, NTI-AP) - before October 20

Early applications are encouraged! Students who submit their materials prior to March 1st for Summer/Fall semesters or October 1st for Spring semesters are eligible to receive priority interview slots and early admission.

What Do I Need to Apply?

Click for National Theater Institute Semester Application Requirements

• Essay describing how NTI will help fulfill your aspirations.
• Theater Resume
• Headshot (just a photo that looks like you)
• Transcript (can be sent separately)
• Two letters of evaluation, or the email addresses for your two evaluators
• $40 application fee
• Supplemental Material: You may upload videos or audio files demonstrating your abilities in two (2) of the following forms: acting, directing, design, movement, writing, or singing. Original material is welcomed! Each upload should not exceed five (5) minutes in length.

Click for NTI-Advanced Directing Application Requirements

• Essay describing how NTI-AD will help fulfill your aspirations.
• Theater Resume
• Headshot (just a photo that looks like you)
• Transcript (can be sent separately)
• Two letters of evaluation, or the email addresses for your two evaluators
• $40 application fee
• Work Samples: Please submit samples of your directing work (scripts, portfolio, photos, DVD’s). This can be done online with your application. If you wish, you can email your samples to nti@theoneill.org or send hard copies to 305 Great Neck Rd. Waterford, CT 06385

 

Click for NTI Advanced Playwriting Application Requirements

• Essay describing how NTI-AP will help fulfill your aspirations.
• Theater Resume
• Headshot (just a photo that looks like you)
• Transcript (can be sent separately)
• Two letters of evaluation, or the email addresses for your two evaluators
• $40 application fee
• Work Samples. Please submit samples of your playwriting (scripts, portfolio, photos, DVD’s). This can be done online with your application. If you wish, you can email your samples to nti@theoneill.org or send hard copies to 305 Great Neck Rd. Waterford, CT 06385

Click for National Music Theater Institute Application Requirements

• Essay describing how NMTI will help fulfill your aspirations.
• Theater Resume
• Headshot (just a photo that looks like you)
• Transcript (can be sent separately)
• Two letters of evaluation, or the email addresses for your two evaluators
• $40 application fee
• Supplemental Material: You may upload videos or audio files demonstrating your abilities in two (2) of the following forms: singing, dancing/choreography, acting, and/or composition/songwriting. Original material is welcomed! Each upload should not exceed five (5) minutes in length.

Click for Moscow Art Theatre Semester Application Requirements

• Essay describing how MATS will help fulfill your aspirations.
• Theater Resume
• Headshot (just a photo that looks like you)
• Transcript (can be sent separately)
• Two letters of evaluation, or the email addresses for your two evaluators
• $40 application fee
• Supplemental Material: You may upload videos or audio files demonstrating your abilities in two (2) of the following forms: acting, directing, design, movement, writing, or singing. Original material is welcomed! Each upload should not exceed five (5) minutes in length.

Click for Theatermakers Summer Intensive Application Requirements

• Essay describing how Theatermakers will help fulfill your aspirations.
• Theater Resume
• Headshot (just a photo that looks like you)
• Transcript (can be sent separately)
• Two letters of evaluation, or the email addresses for your two evaluators
• $40 application fee

For Theatermakers, please submit samples showcasing the quality of your work. Guidelines for each discipline are listed below. 

Directing: A portfolio of your directing work thus far, i.e. production or rehearsal photos, sample notebook, or annotated script, or short clips of your work. We are not looking for quantity, just to learn more about your directorial voice, style, and technique.

Playwriting: Send us two or three of your scripts that best showcase your voice, work, style, and technique. These could be one-act plays or full-length plays. Please do not submit film or television scripts.

Acting: Please submit a video audition showcasing two (2) contrasting monologues. For your interview, keep these monologues fresh in your mind because you will be asked to present them again (likely with a few adjustments). 

 

Finalists for each program will be notified to schedule an interview. A Skype interview is available if an on-campus interview is not possible.

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